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Quilt Week

at Linda Z's Sewing Center - Arlington Heights

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Location:
Arlington Heights, Suburbs
1216 E Central Rd
Btwn Arlington Heights Rd & Arthur Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60005
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2-day Quilting Retreat with Kaye England.
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Description
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: Kaye England

What you'll learn in this quilting class:

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Nov 12th 10:00 -11:30 am
Introduction to Quilting

Quilt Sandwich? - No, it’s not lunch.
Batting? - No, it’s not baseball.
Strip Piecing? - No, it’s not a card game...oh my!
Layer Cakes? - No, it’s not dessert.
It's Quilting! 

This is some of the lingo you may hear when you start quilting. Join us, and Dee, our quilt instructor, who will translate quilt-speak and open your eyes to the basics of quilting!

During this lecture/demonstration Dee will explain the basics of quilting, including fabric selection, prints vs. solids, color combinations, and much more! Learn tips and techniques to be able to start your first quilt - for a gift, for a memory, for you!

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Nov 12th 12:00 -2:00 pm
Quilt Binding Techniques

Your quilt is pieced and quilted and… now what?! Time to Bind! In this lecture / demonstration class you’ll learn some of the best & easiest ways to bind the edges of your quilts, and beautifully miter the corners.
 
Bias? or Straight Cut?
Front to Back? or Back to Front?
By hand? or By machine?
 
Get your questions answered, and finish your quilts on your own!

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Nov 12th 2:30 - 5:00 pm
Fancy Free-Motion Quilting & More

Now you’ll be able to sit down at your machine at home, or your new sit-down quilter, and draw - with thread! Our instructor will help you to be consistent and fluid with your stitches. Learn how to mark your fabric and set your sites for your own beautifully finished quilt projects!
 
During class use our new top-line, sit-down quilting machines.
 
Regardless of the machine you own, the techniques you’ll learn are transferable to your own home machines and will inspire you & enhance your passion!

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Nov 12th 5:30 - 8:00 pm
Ruler Work Quilting

Now you’ll be able to sit down at your machine, or your new sit-down quilter, and draw - with rulers & thread! Our instructor will help you to be consistent & fluid with your stitches as you follow the shape of your rulers. Learn how to mark your fabric and set your sites for your own beautifully
finished quilt projects!
 
With the ruler foot and rulers appropriate for your machine you’ll discover the ease & remarkable results of free-motion with rulers. Become inspired & enhance your passion!

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Nov 13th 12:30 - 1:00 pm
Quilt labels made easy
 
Find out how easy it is to make your own quilt labels using your own embroidery machine. Now you’ll always have a record for the quilt - pattern, date, recipient, and you, the creator. Your quilt will remain a cherished keepsake forever!

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Nov 13th  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Quilted Woven Wonders Placemats & Napkins

Make these eye-catching placemats and napkins which are sure to dress up any  holiday table. Easy to make, you can have them ready for many holidays. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Independence Day, etc. Use coordinating fabric and your decorating stress is gone!

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Nov 14th 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Walk Into Modern Quilting

Take a walk on the quilt-side! Walk the quilt block with your walking foot, and step into modern quilting! Recreate the look you find in the new modern quilts with the perfect stitches - using your Walking Foot!

Fabric & supplies not included

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Nov 14th 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Joyce Hughes Thread Painting Workshop

Join us and Joyce Hughes, award winning thread painter, fiber artist & quilter, for a “Play Day” … “A Panel Play Day!”

Thread Painting is a machine embroidery thread art technique that let you personalize your fiber in a very cool way. It involves using the needle as a pencil. Your work will look like a Sketch. It creates life like images with shadows & highlights. Joyce has been running around the country sharing her tips on that type of sewing for many years!

Learn from Joyce how to transform Fabric Panels & Thread into Art Quilts. All new panel! Release Your Inner Artist with Thread!

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Nov 14th 4:00 -5:00 pm
No-Pin Apple core quilt technique with Cliff
Lecture Demo 

Nothing’s rotten about these apple cores! These are “sew sweet.” Yes, you too can sew these & other curves easily, without fear and without pins!

During this lecture / demonstration Cliff will show you how easily it is to line up each piece perfectly & quickly without the need for pins. He’ll cover chain piecing and how to match up your seams & corners with ease.

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Nov 15th 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Snowman Applique Wall Hanging

There is nothing more fresh than jolly snowmen to celebrate the holiday season!
 
Learn fusible applique, use machine blanket stitch and embellish a couple of frozen friends with top hat & buttons to make this holiday wall hanging.
 
It’ll put a smile on your face and warm the hearts of your friends & family!

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Nov 15th 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Joyce Hughes Thread Painting

Join us and Joyce Hughes, award winning thread painter, fiber artist & quilter, for a “Play Day” … “A Panel Play Day!” Thread Painting is a machine embroidery thread art technique that let you personalize your fiber in a very cool way. It involves using the needle as a pencil. Your work will look like a Sketch. It creates life like images with shadows & highlights. Joyce has been running around the country sharing her tips on that type of sewing for many years!
 
Learn from Joyce how to transform Fabric Panels & Thread into Art Quilts. All new panel!
 
Release Your Inner Artist with Thread!

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Nov 15th 4:30 - 7:30 pm
Joyce Hughes & Kaye England Meet-Up & Book Signing

Please RSVP for this event

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Nov 16 & 17 10:00 am -5:00 pm
2-Day Hands-On Quilting Retreat with Kaye England


Two-Day, Hands-On Quilt Retreat With the Queen of Quilt herself, Kaye England! 

Kaye will share her amazing passion and expertise as she takes you step by step on a fun quilting trek! Using one of Kaye’s patterns you’ll be able to work on a new Top-Line machine during this fabulous hands-on retreat. Seats to sew and quilt with this awesome woman are limited, so be sure to sign up soon!

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Refund Policy
You must make cancellations at least 7 days prior to class. You will be issued a store credit provided that your cancellation does not reduce the class participation below minimum.

Linda Z’s and our guest teachers reserve the right to cancel 48 hours prior to any class if participation level is below minimum. (Minimum number of students is four.) If we cancel a class due to lack of registration, you will be given a full refund.

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