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It’s time to Twist & Shout!
Ok, the idea will be to have some twist in your pattern and hopefully not too much shout, except in excitement of finishing each step! 🙂
This amazing pattern by Australian artist Lessa Siegele has some lovely possibilities. We’re going to be exploring these possibilities together and learning some different foundation piecing options along the way with this twist on a traditional block.
As always, Quilt Fairy Gina & I will be happy to help you in any way.
My geek side is also going to be showing with a beginner’s class on Electric Quilt 7. Squeal! Bring your laptop if you can as everyone will be given a trial full-version to use during the weekend to explore all aspects of this versatile computer program. But no worries if you don’t bring a laptop as we’ll be projecting as we go through the exercises. You won’t miss a thing! 🙂
Another lovely quilty friend has created these adorable T-shirts which we can order in a variety of colours. They are so freakin’ cute!
These 100% cotton tees will be short-sleeved, available in S, M, L, XL & XXL, with white images on these great colours:
Royal Blue Raspberry Neon Pink Kelly Green
Those who know me will know which one I’ll definitely have on! 😀
We will also have Suki the Juki sit-down longarm on hand to help you make some progress with quilting! She is a Juki TN2200 sit-down longarm, with extension tables to each side and an 18″ throat, suitable to be able to Free-Motion Quilt with or without rulers. If you need a little tutorial, that’s no problem as we can show you how she rolls! Rental is chf 15 per hour, you can bring your own thread or buy something from the Busy Needle Mobile Quilt Shop. Some bobbins with neutral coloured threads in 40wt Aurifil will be on hand at no charge but I’m happy to wind something of your choice, from your spool or a new spool if you wish.
Need a bit more encouragement? Your own Secret Sister will be there to cheer you on! You’ll be one too and we’ll have lots of ideas to help you help encourage each other. Part of the fun is the secrecy!
Other fun for the weekend:
Finished Up Lottery: You can bring as many projects as you like to work on. Choose two (2) that you will commit to make a finish over the weekend. A finish could be a cushion cover, a quilt top, binding on a quilt, a finished quilt, etc. A finished block won’t cut it! 🙂 During Show ‘n Tell on Friday Night, you’ll indicate which ones you intend to finish. Once you finish each of the projects, your name will be thrown into the Finished Up Lottery with the chance to win your choice of batting or a set of 4 large spools of thread, any weight.
Mystery Project Stash Attack! This optional mini-project will be a chance to raid the BNQ Stash to do a mini project that shouldn’t take more than an hour. Note that this cannot be one of the two Finishes for the Finished Up Lottery! 😉
Secret Sister: You’ll be assigned another person in the group to be their Secret Sister. The objective is to provide quiet, “secret” encouragement, in the form of very small gifts or notes, throughout the weekend. We’ll provide lots of ideas to get you started. Secret Sisters will be revealed at dinner on Saturday night.
Machine Servicing: On Thursday, I will be performing Basic Machine servicing (at special Peaks pricing of chf 50) to all who wish to have a little “tune-up” before getting those needles flying!
Full Schedule of Workshops/Tutorials
Clean Machine Tutorial
Thursday evening, 15 mins
If you didn’t have the Basic Machine Maintenance, this short tutorial is to give your machine a good, quick cleaning in preparation for the Quilting Marathon over the weekend. We will cover very basic machine maintenance and clear the cobwebs before getting down to the reason we’re here!
Quilting & Piecing 101 (optional)
Thursday evening, 30 minutes
Developed for beginner, this will be a short introduction to piecing basics, including quick cut methods with rotary cutters, along with highlighting the basic quilting vocabulary, fabric selection, block construction, quilt styles & quilt finishing options. Optional and open to all levels.
Twist & Shout Twisted Log Cabin, 3 hours
Friday morning, 3 hours
We’re going to be exploring these possibilities together and learning some different foundation piecing options along the way with this twist on a traditional block.
What will you need to bring? We’ll send you a supply list well enough in advance along with some blank designs so you can have a bit of fun drawing and rearranging before you come.
Saturday EQ7 for Beginners
Saturday morning, 3 hours
My geek side is also going to be showing with a beginner’s class on Electric Quilt 7. Squeal! Bring your laptop if you can as everyone will be given a trial full-version to use during the weekend to explore all aspects of this versatile computer program. But no worries if you don’t bring a laptop as we’ll be projecting as we go through the exercises.
Afternoons are free time. You can work on your PhD’s/UFOs/PIGs, start a new project, go for a walk, have a massage or a mani-pedi. It’s up to you. If there is a specific technique you’d like to learn, we can organise a crash course, one-to-one or with others who are interested, during one of the afternoons. These crash courses might include Making a key fob, Foundation Piecing, Folded Fabric Flowers, etc. Let me know what you want to learn!
Come meet us in the Peaks!