Bev McClune - workshops available
What you will learn –
· Bev will discuss the options for pinning and for fusible wadding.
· Starting and stopping a line of stitching
· Playing around with “free motion” quilting and she will show you some easy free motion designs that you can keep practicing.
· How to put a design on your quilt without marking it by using the “quilt and tear” method. .
All this and more will put you in the best position to go home and keep practicing what you have learned and then you will be ready to begin quilting a small quilt yourself.
Moving On with Quilting - for those who already have some free motion skills
In this class we will be taking your free motion quilting to another level. We will be looking at different styles of background quilting, the basics of feathers and how they are formed both formal and informal, and designing spaces and quilting them. Bev will endeavour to meet all the individual needs of everyone in the class so that you achieve what you wish to move on with your quilting. She will be doing a lot of demonstrating as she find that this is the best way to learn and that you practically see how things are done and then you can copy to your heart’s content! This will move you on with your quilting and give you some new ideas to play around with at home.
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Here are some words from Bev......
My passion is dedicated to patchwork and domestic machine quilting which I began in 1997. When I was introduced to the craft of patchwork I found myself absolutely overwhelmed with wanting to get the knowledge and practical experience to enjoy such an amazing craft.
I took as many classes as I could to learn as much about patchwork as I could and this has helped me to progress in the art of making a quilt. There was still one thing that I just had to know how to do - that was to quilt a quilt on the domestic sewing machine. At that time there were no teachers of this craft to allow me the opportunity to learn close to where I lived but it wasn’t really something that the small number of quilt shops that I knew of accommodated either. I basically got some helpful hints and tips from books but my journey into domestic machine quilting started with my persistence to practice what I read and to basically get my knowledge by my experience of learning on the domestic machine. As time went by and domestic machine quilting became an acceptable form of quilting in quilt shows then tutors of the craft became available to learn from. I took as many opportunities as I could to learn from anyone who was teaching the craft . I continue to this day to avail myself of doing classes with some fantastic tutors as I feel I can never learn too much and what I do learn is not enough!
As such because people starting seeing what I could do, I began quilting the quilts for other people and I continue to do this with great passion!. As a result of this I was also asked to teach people what I could about domestic machine quilting and I taught my first class in 2000 and continue to do this along with also teaching the patchwork side as well.
I have been heavily involved in the past with “Margies Quilts of Hope” where I donated my time and services to quilt as many quilts as I could so that quilts could be auctioned or raffled to raise money for breast cancer. By invitation I have also attended as a guest demonstrator of domestic machine quilting in 2010 and 2011 at Glenrose Cottage in Warwick for “The Airing of the Quilts” also raising money to be donated to assist in placing breast care nurses in rural districts. I have also been invited to demonstrate at quilt shows in country areas which I just love to do. By demonstrating people get to see first-hand that the humble domestic sewing machine is all you need to be able to quilt a quilt.
Over a period of time I have entered four quilts in the national Darling Harbor Quilt Exhibition in Sydney and each quilt has won an award. My last entry was 1st place for Domestic Machine Quilting category. To win this award you have to have made this quilt yourself and quilted it yourself on a domestic sewing machine.
I now continue with my passion to teach people the art of making quilts and the art of quilting them on the domestic sewing machine.
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