Basic Machine Quilting for Modern Quilters

In this class, students will learn basic machine quilting techniques using both straight lines and free-motion techniques. Students will get an in-depth intro to machine quilting, covering thread, needles, basting and machine set up. Students will also gain insight into creating a modern composition on their quilts using both marked and unmarked quilting patterns.

Beyond the Beginning: More Explorations in Modern Machine Quilting

Following Ashley’s “Golden Gate” series in which she takes designs from the stunning iron gates in her San Francisco neighborhood, students will learn how take patterns found in everyday life and convert them into beautiful machine quilting designs using both the walking foot as well as free-motion techniques. Ashley will walk students through the process of designing their own quilting motifs using images/objects found in their surroundings, and they will practice both marked and unmarked machine quilting. Students will walk away with not only more confidence in machine quilting, but the beginnings of a small wall hanging or quilt.