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Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Some Spaces Available for 2010 Quilt Workshops
PADUCAH, KY - There is still time to learn a new quilting skill in 2010! Embellishing, exquisite machine quilting and strategic appliqué are just a few skills that can be learned during this year’s Workshop Series at The National Quilt Museum.



Noted over the years for exceptional workshop facilities and the highest quality instructors in the quilting industry, the museum offers a workshop for every type of quilter at any level of experience. While taking a class at the museum, students are able to explore the galleries for inspiration and relaxation. Class still available are:

Carol Taylor will teach Improvisational Scrap Quilt on May 12 - 15. In this class, Carol will teach 15-20 simple piecing techniques and really free ways of creating patchwork designs. Students will learn to play with color and design without anxiety, and use all of those leftover scraps! Taylor will cover piecing without templates or pinning, couching and fusing as well as several other methods. All are fast and easy! Students will go home with all of the components done to finish the quilt and ideas galore to make more quilts using these methods.
Registration Fee: $450/$420 Friends of the Museum. Now due.

On June 3 - 5, Sharon Schamber will teach Crescent Prim Rose. Schamber will teach how to use her appliqué foundation paper to create the lovely look of hand appliqué all while using a machine. This class is designed for the average quilter who wants to move onto a higher level of work. Schamber’s technique will enable quilters to create beautiful appliqué.
Registration Fee: $300/$270 Friends of the Museum; due date 04/02/10

Suzanne Marshall will teach Wacky Birds on July 22 - 24. What could be more fun than hand stitching a “wacky bird”? Students will choose from nine distinctly different wacky bird patterns to create their personal wacky bird. Marshall will give tips for needle-turning and perfecting sharp points, inside curves, rounded corners and smooth edges as well as using take-away appliqué for pattern placement, making the multi-pieced bird fit together with ease. Embroidery will help define the bird from the background as students experiment with different colors of floss to see how it changes the appliquéd bird.
Registration Fee: $300/$270 Friends of the Museum; due date 05/21/10

Tree O’ Life will be taught by Rebecca Goldsmith on August 12 - 14. Goldsmith will help students gain color confidence in this class for all quilters. Students will explore a variety of design options as they learn how to improvise within a pattern. The backgrounds in this quilt are randomly pieced from freely-cut pieces which creates a less structured overall attitude. Gain valuable tips for perfecting your needleturn appliqué technique. Students will perfect their invisible appliqué stitch and learn to sew inner points, outer points, cutaway appliqué, circles and much more.
Registration Fee: $350/$320 Friends of the Museum; due date 06/14/10
                 
Sunflowers, Poinsettias and Much More will be taught by Phil Beaver on August 19 - 21. Students will learn to create their own superior fabrics by brush painting white cottons and then using them to create stunning poinsettias and/or sunflowers. Objectives for this workshop are to learn to build designs with painted fabrics, using supplied paper patterns or from other resources; learn to layer and pin all fabrics and batting, and prepare work for sewing; learn and develop skills for machine free motion quilting; and produce finished quilted work as explained in above objectives.
Registration Fee: $300/$270 Friends of the Museum; due date 06/18/10

Laura Wasilowski will teach Fusing Fun: Fast, Fearless Art Quilts on September 23 - 25. Toss the templates and trash the rulers! Fusing is free-form art making at its best. Working with fusible web on fabric, discover fusing techniques like free cutting, strip fusing, confetti collage, playing blocks and improvisational assemblage. Because fusing is fast and free quilters can quickly invent their own design language to explore. In this class students will create multiple pieces of fun, fast, free, fused fiber art and get loose, really loose. As an added bonus, learn tunes from the Chicago School of Fusing Glee Club and graduate with an advanced degree in Fusology.
Registration Fee: $350/$320 Friends of the Museum; due date 07/23/10

The National Quilt Museum Workshop Series is sponsored by Flynn Quilt Frame Company, Janome and OLFA-North America. To register, contact the museum at 270-442-8856 or info@quiltmuseum.org. On-line registration is available at www.NationalQuiltMuseum.org. A $100 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration. 

Designated as The National Quilt Museum of the United States, this non-profit institution is located in downtown Paducah, KY. The museum is open year-round Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. CST and also open on Sunday 1-5 p.m. from April – October. The facility is ADA compliant.

The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, supports The National Quilt Museum with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Published 06:57 AM, Saturday Mar. 27, 2010
Updated 06:57 AM, Saturday Mar. 27, 2010

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