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Workshops by Judi

Most classes may be taught as either full or half day workshops.  A half day class allows students time to learn the process and obtain information to successfully complete the project on their own.  A full day workshop provides additional time for the participants to work toward the completion of the quilt and enables them to work at a more leisurely pace.


Panel Play

Love the look of the preprinted fabric panels but don't know what to do with them? Explore six different ways to make your panel unique. Shifting and adding additional fabric strips will turn your panel into a one of a kind piece. Discussions and demonstrations will center on panel selection, various construction choices, and border options. You can bring one or more panels (any size will do) to class and try out different techniques. It's fascinating, fun, and fast!



A Bevy of Borders

Unsure of what to do with your quilt once the center design is complete? Come see several samples that will help you solve that problem. Everyone starts with piecing the same center design and then things go crazy! Five different border options are demonstrated and you select the one you want. Each will give the quilt a distinctive look and provide inspiration for a variety of quilting patterns. Use monochromatic fabrics or an assortment of colors, either will create an eye-catching piece. Come away with ideas for your next quilt to make it unique. This is a great project for a special gift, small wall hanging, doll quilt, or pillow - and it won't take you long to complete!



Baltimore Hons
(36" x 44")

"Hairspray" is Back! Looking for a quick, fun, and easy quilt project? Here's a fast fuse pattern that creates a whimsical Pop-Art look. You start with identical pieces and finish with crazy, mixed-up, Baltimore Hons Ladies. Add your own embellishments with glasses, rhinestones, buttons, bows, or earrings and include your machine specialty stitches too. There are endless possibilities of fabric combinations and block placements. Even the most traditional quilter can succeed in becoming a pop artist!

 


Knotty-Legged Blue Crabs

Thumbnail image of Crab QuiltAppliqué several whimsical crabs and learn the trick to using knotted fabric to create their jointed legs. Click on the picture thumbnail to see this quilt up close.

 



A Tribute to the First Ladies

Join Judi in creating commemorative quilts dedicated to the First Ladies. Each design is linked to a specific First Lady and highlights a different quilting technique. During the class hear all about the life of the woman who influenced the president. (At the close of each class, participants will receive a special surprise to commemorate the occasion!) .

      

Martha Washington's Star - learn to create her star through the combination of two smaller quilt blocks. Hear all about Martha, her life and times, and how she "won" George. Click on the picture thumbnail to see this quilt up close.

       


Mrs. Roosevelt's Favorite
- Using Eleanor's favorite block, create this intricate pattern using just straight seams, no set-in seams. Hear all about Eleanor's life and the unusual advice from her doctor. Click on the picture thumbnail to see this quilt up close.

 

         Harrison Rose - The block for Anna Symmes Harrison is a very versatile square. It may be set in various ways, with each having a unique look. Hear all about Anna and the one rule she insisted her husband must obey. Click on the picture thumbnail to see this quilt up close.
        Mamie's Block - Mamie's signature block was found at the Eisenhower Presidential Library. Learn to create a quick and easy block border for this quilt. Hear all about Mamie, and find out in what ways she felt women were superior to men..
       

Mary Lincoln's Star Sampler - Using a star block that was popular during the Civil War, make each center different to create a "Star Sampler"; then add a tricky butted border. Use some of those wonderful 1870's reproduction fabrics or give it a contemporary look with new designs. Hear all about Mary, her life, and what she would never be without.

Dolly Madison's Star - Hello Dolly! Join Judi for a tribute to the First Ladies! This is one in a series of quilts dedicated to the First Ladies of our country. Dolly was considered one of the heroines of the War of 1812. Using a star block that was named for Dolly, create this quilt with quick triangular piecing, multiple setting options; and learn how to calculate the corner and side setting blocks. Hear all about the First Lady, her life, the unusual flavor of her favorite ice cream, and receive a special surprise to commemorate the occasion.



T-Shirt and Stars Quilt

Thumbnail image of T-Shirt designed quiltCreate a one of a kind quilt using T-shirts! Collect all of those memorable T-shirts from trips, your children, or grandchildren, and turn them into a wonderful keepsake quilt. Learn how to stabilize the stretchy knit materials and combine them with a pieced block. Click on the picture thumbnail to see this quilt up close.


E-e-ezy Fusing

Thumbnail image of quilt using fusing techniqueUse your stash, or go out and buy some wonderful new fabrics, to create a sparkling scrappy background. Then fuse on your favorite letters, designs, or messages to make this fun, easy quilt.  Click on the picture thumbnail to see this quilt up close.



Circle Gets the Square

Thumbnail image of quilt using various techniquesCombine a variety of techniques all into one project. There's a little bit of piecing, fusing, edge stitching, scrappy background arranging, tricky borders, and strip piecing to create this great little quilt.  Click on the picture thumbnail to see this quilt up close.




Redwork and Pieces

Thumbnail image of quilt using vintage redwork blocksLooking for a great way to show off your new or vintage redwork blocks? Use a combination of redwork blocks with simple pieced blocks to create an eye catching quilt. Learn about a variety of methods to transfer redwork designs onto a background fabric. Click on the picture thumbnail to see this quilt up close.


Redwork Portraits from Photographs

Looking for an unusual activity and a way to show
off your quilting skills? Learn how to turn any
photograph into a pattern for redwork embroidery. This technique is a fun way to combine computer technology with the look of vintage redwork, to create an endearing keepsake project. The completed piece could be incorporated into a quilt, framed or used for a special gift. It's a wonderful way to honor a loved one or capture a cherished memory.

Two Block Blues

Thumbnail image of quilt using two color techniqueNeed a two color quilt, or are you looking for a great way to use some of those scraps from your last quilt? Discover a fun easy way to piece an intricate looking block, and learn how to create a star within a star through the use of two smaller blocks.  Click on the picture thumbnail to see this quilt up close.



Common Mistakes Judges See

Thumbnail image of quiltDid you ever look at an award winning quilt and wonder, Why? Did you ever wonder if your quilts were good enough to enter shows? Here the answers to these and other burning questions about quilt judging. Learn about the standards judges use so you can improve your own quilt making.  Click on the picture thumbnail to see this quilt up close.

 


Appliqué

Thumbnail image of quilt using applique techniqueLearn to use a bias tape maker and a pattern overlay to appliqué an art nouveau style design. Use it as a quilt center, small quilt, or complete it for a decorative pillow.  Click on the picture thumbnail to see this quilt up close.



1930's Doll Quilts

        

Ladies, do you like the nostalgic look of 1930's quilts? Reproduce one of those adorable little quilts from Judi's doll quilt collection. You can choose between an embroidered chick with an umbrella, FDR's Scotty dog, Fala, or a modern adaption of the Fala quilt. Use the typical 1930's conversation prints or modern ones to complete a fun quilt. This diminutive quilt can be for a favorite doll, bear, grandchild, wall hanging or part of a larger quilt.


Additional workshops are available,
please request information about them.



Judi Gunter
8875 Orchard Drive
Chestertown, MD 21620
410-778-2117
judigunter@yahoo.com

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