Yesterday was errand and chore day. Today I have to spread another truckload of mulch. I have 4 truckloads left and would like to be done by next weekend because weed control season starts soon after that. But I'll leave some time for some fun stuff this weekend. I want tomorrow to be glass day, I need to get the binding on the king size Rainbow Quilt and I need to finish this class sample.
This is a sample for a beginner fills class that I'll be teaching at The Longarm Network this summer. I only have the orange sections left to finish before I can bind it and deliver it to the shop.
Aside from different fill techniques I'm also trying to show the effect of thread choice. Weight, color and sheen all make a big difference.
I know that a lot of people don't enjoy doing fill work but I love it. I find it very zen. I do have to take frequent breaks to stretch my hands and relax my shoulders but it's a lot of fun to do.
Here are all of the classes that I've scheduled at The Longarm Network in Goochland, VA (just outside Richmond). These classes are all geared to beginners and are not machine specific. Anyone trying to get better on their midarm or longarm can take these classes.
Don't Fear the Longarm is perfect for new owners, people who haven't touched their machines in a while or anyone wanting to know how to build skills. It's scheduled for Saturday, April 22.
Ruling Rulers is for the quilter wanting to learn how to quilt with rulers. It's scheduled for Saturday, June 17.
Fill 'Er Up is the class that I'm making this sample for. In this class you will learn the fundamentals of different styles of fillers, tips for smooth curves and lines and how to travel fill designs. It's scheduled for Saturday July 29.
Now it's time to get on with today's chores.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.