Hand Quilting


with Pattie Klimek

Saturday, January 13 and 27th 2:30 - 5:30

AND Sunday, February 4 12:30 - 3:30

Hand quilting is a fast, easy, and relaxing way to embellish a quilt and can be combined with machine quilting to accent a quilt in many ways.

At the first session, you will be introduced to the basics of hand quilting, the materials needed, how to baste, how to tie and set a knot, and the rocking stitch.  If you have tried to hand quilt before and have questions, I can observe your stitch and give suggestions on how to improve it with proper body mechanics and tools.

At the second session, I will cover variations of the rocking stitch, how to mark your quilt and we will have a practice session.

For the third session we will again practice, learn Big Stitch hand quilting, and talk about quilting patterns, how to choose an appropriate pattern for the style of your quilt top and various ways to mark the pattern. Bring in your tops to discuss and we will choose a pattern for them. After the third session, let's count your stitches to see how you have improved.  Are you "Accomplished", "Museum Quality", or "Smithsonian"?