Saint Regis Mountain from the Barnum Brook Trail (18  July 2013)

Quilt Workshop:
Beginning Free Motion Quilting
Saturday, 2 August 2014

Instructor: Karen LiVecchi -- 

Quilt Workshop: Beginning Free Motion QuiltingDescription: Learn how to do free motion quilting on your home sewing machine. In this class, you will learn the basics of free motion quilting, including thread, batting, and fabric selection. Choosing appropriate quilt designs for all-over, background, blocks, and borders will be discussed. The majority of class time will be spent sewing – learning and practicing traditional stipple quilting, as well as several popular stitch designs and fun alternatives. Each student will complete a sampler to showcase these stitching techniques, as well as a few smaller projects (kit provided).

Note: You must be able to drop or cover the feed dogs in your sewing machine; also required is a free motion quilting foot (darning foot).

A detailed Supply List for the Beginning Free Motion Quilting Workshop may be found here.

Instructor’s Biography: Karen LiVecchi is a retired teacher who has taught Computer Science in the East Moriches Public Schools, as well as adult computer classes, for 25 years. She has a Masters in Educational Computing from SUNY Stony Brook. Over the years Karen has acquired extensive training and leadership expertise in education through various teacher enhancement programs. She has developed and taught several in-service courses for the Teacher Center of the Western Hamptons.

Karen has been a quilter for ten years. She especially enjoys working with traditional patterns. She also enjoys designing and sewing to-scale miniature quilts using Electric Quilt software. Karen teaches quilting workshops for the Eastern Long Island Quilting Guild. As Second Vice President (2012, 2013), she has overseen the Members Teaching Members program, which offers workshops taught by Guild members, and has taught a “teacher prep” workshop to assist members in planning and running a quilting workshop. She has attended several quilting weekends at Frost Valley YMCA and continues to take various quilting workshops to build and hone her skills. Karen keeps up with new trends by subscribing to different quilting magazines, collecting new quilting books, and attending quilt shows. Karen considers herself a life-long learner.

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