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Wheeling into Quilting

Sheila is a Pittsburgh, PA native and she began her quilting journey in 2004 after a serious illness resulting in permanent motor and sensory nerve damage in 2000. With a grim prognosis for walking and using her hands, she began therapeutics to promote healing. She had great determination and dedication to physical and occupational therapy and regained some use of her hands, then she pulled herself up to her sewing machine and started creating.   

Sheila's lecture begins with being rushed to the hospital in 2000 and coming home with a motorized wheelchair learning to walk and use her hands again. It follows her journey of learning to use adaptive tools and techniques that can help many quilters. A PowerPoint with pictures of Sheila's journey and quilts will be shared. She brings at least 20 quilts from her very first, to her art quilts. A wonderful end to her lecture is that she is now a professional longarm quilter. The lecture is approximately one hour long with time for questions. 

Sheila's trunk show and lecture is inspiring and full of tips and beautiful quilts.   

Trunk Show and Lecture

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 Binding Techniques and Edge Finishes - In this class learn different types of binding techniques and edge finishes. Learn my easy way of        connecting the tails of the binding. Achieve a  great looking corner every time.  Learn to create a facing to give an art quilt that perfect clean edge. Even advanced quilters can learn something new in this class. Class time is one day. Skill level all beginner to advanced. 

Collage Quilt - I teach my technique of creating a collage quilt. This is a fun creative class. I will discuss color theory, how to choose fabrics, how to give a dimensional appearance. Level is beginner to advanced quilters.

Paper Piecing -There are two different techniques I can teach. You choose which technique you want to learn. Paper piecing is a very accurate way of creating the perfect block and points.  Both classes are beginner to advanced quilters. 

Longarm Couching -This is a lecture and demonstration class. Couching is a technique of adding yarn to the top of fabric. You will learn the easiest way to get started couching on your longarm. Do I have tips and tricks to get you started? Definitely! Is it Fun? Sure is! Is it addicting ? Yep! When the class is done you will know how to make a table runner all on the longarm, couch on a jacket, and how to make a couched applique. All skill levels of longarmers.





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