This exciting quilting class breaks all boundaries!
Improvisational piecing and free-cut curves are introduced with four exciting projects, each designed to progressively build your confidence. Then, go ahead and bust more boundaries by breaking free of “classic quilted backgrounds” and the bossiness of the quilt block. Learn 90+ fresh backgrounds, bridge elements and transitions with Bethanne’s creative Blended Quilt Texture techniques and designs. By mixing and matching, create quite literally hundreds of unique textures.
What will class look like?
Students will have the unmatched experience of more than 24 hours of instruction presented in both pre-recorded and live classes with additional live question and answer sessions. Classes can be watched live, or on your own time, and you will own them FOREVER. For the full 4 ½ months of class, students with have a 1:1 supportive experience with Bethanne in a dedicated Facebook group where the education builds further with each student sample, allowing for students to learn from feedback and each other.
Work from home in the comfort of your own studio with either your sit down or longarm quilting machine. All class material will be demonstrated with both styles of quilting using state of the art photography, sound, and lighting with a professional streaming platform capable of switching views and cameras instantly. Students are encouraged to be knowledgeable free-motion machine quilters who feel comfortable with the idea of some backtracking.
The Facebook group is organized as a social learning group, so all educational material is clearly organized in a special folder with a clear outline. Every educational post is carefully sorted into this outline, which makes access to class material instantaneous with no need to scroll or wonder if you missed something. All videos will also be hosted on Bethanne’s Teachable.com platform, which you will be enrolled! Here, classes are edited into even smaller, easy to watch components of 10- 20 minutes, and your access to these videos lasts a lifetime even after the Facebook group class ends.
Purchase- start of class: Enjoy the prerecorded 3 hour Improvisational Piecing Retreat and machine applique class with 4 finished projects.
Saturday, July 24, 1pm – 3pm: Class opens with live review of improvisational piecing techniques, machine applique, and question and answer session. Active feedback on class material begins.
Saturday, July 31, 1pm – 3pm: Textures, Class 1: Bridge Elements…useful connectors
Sunday, August 15, 1pm – 3pm: Textures, Class 2: Encircle Me…enclosed elements
Saturday, August 21, 1pm – 3pm: Textures, Class 3: Wave Me Down…creating movement
Saturday, August 28, 1pm – 3pm: Textures, Class 4: Clamming UP…stacked elements
Saturday, September 4, 1pm – 3pm: Textures, Class 5: Fan-Tastic… fans and fantasy elements
Saturday, September 11, 1pm – 3pm: Textures, Class 6: Down The Line…linear and grid based elements
Saturday, September 25, 1pm – 3pm: Designing with Blended Quilt Textures… design with the whole quilt in mind to create movement, flow, and elicit emotion
Saturday, October 23, 2 hr TBD: Live Question and Answer class
Saturday, November 13, 2 hr TBD: Live Question and Answer class
And the Goodies!…
Each student globally will be mailed a kit (at no additional cost) containing their choice of vintage Japanese shibori silk, reclaimed from traditional textiles, 2 pieces of vivid silk dupioni, wooden applique sticks, and fusible applique paper. More than 50 pages of class handouts and patterns will be printed at home via PDF download, released with each class unit