LIVE Quilting Event on Saturday!

This Saturday, from 12-4, a sewing event that you’ll love: LIVE quilting!  We’re bringing three quilters into the shop for the afternoon, each of them working on quilting a project from start to finish: we’ll baste, we’ll quilt, we’ll talk, we’ll snack, it’ll be awesome!

I have had so many students over the years who were intimidated to begin piecing and quilting, and it was this stage that scared them the most: actually putting in the quilting stitches.  So few of us grew up in homes where we saw quilting take place in front of us, and were able to ask the questions we want to ask but don’t want anyone to know we don’t know the answers.  Like, where do you PUT all that quilt when you’re tucking it under the machine?  And, can you really do a good job quilting on your home sewing machine?  Or, what are the different types of quilting, and why would I choose one over another?

We’ll have a hand-quilter, one quilt being stitched using straight lines and a walking foot, and another being polished off with free-motion quilting (it’s all the rage with the cool, modern quilting kids).  With light refreshments on hand (or bring your own!), we’ll answer questions, let you look and lurk, hang out and chat, and enjoy one another’s company while these quilts get quilted.  It’s such a cool opportunity to meet other folks who are Your People, to spend a soothing afternoon hearing the hum of the sewing machine, and learning things maybe you didn’t know already.

Saturday, November 12, 2011 from 12 noon to 4 p.m.

Whipstitch Atlanta: 1000 Marietta St, Suite 102, West Midtown

Totally FREE and open to the public!

2 Comments on “LIVE Quilting Event on Saturday!

  1. Great event. Well done with wonderful information. It was so helpful to actually see free motion quilting and preparing the quilt sandwich.Thanks so much!!

    • It was such a pleasure to meet you at last! How fun to put a face to the name and to get to talk in person–hope I didn’t chew your ear off too much! :)

      Can’t wait to see those finished quilts; they’re going to be completely lovely.