Heirloom Quilting Academy
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Marty from Texas
Hey there! You’ve seen Lisa’s new blog posts and are wondering… “Should I, should I do this”. The answer is an unqualified Yes!! I was a member of the Beta group that helped develop her class, and let me tell you, it is amazing. Who can’t help but admire Lisa’s quilts and the way the quilting truly does make the quilt. Simple Nine patch and Friendship Star quilts shine and sparkle with her technique and this class will show you the how to achieve this on your quilt tops. Let’s face it, we have all had tops that just stump as with the question of what quilting designs to use and where to place them. You will take a very deep dive into how to design the dividing line on your quilts ,large or small, to lift them way above the ordinary. The first modules will walk you through the process of deciding and defining the focal point of your design and working out from there dividing negative and positive spaces into unique designs with straight lines. There will plenty of practice time to learn this fundamental building block using virtual quilts. Next you will explore incorporating curves into the mix and the quilting designs step up another notch. Don’t worry, this isn’t all theory and it definitely isn’t a “cookbook" type of lesson plan where you are told to put this line in that space, etc. You are in charge of your designs and will post your ideas to the Facebook group and share at Zoom Meetings. Once you get comfortable with dividing your quilt top into very striking spaces, you will learn about putting motifs such as feathers into some areas and traditional background fills in others. Expect plenty of practice both with your pencil and paper and with needle and thread.
I love to quilt! I love the texture and dimension quilting brings to the pieced and appliqued designs. This class has taught me so much about when and where to add my favorite motifs to designs. One of my design techniques I use when creating a top is to blur where each block starts. With this class, I’ve learned to expand the technique and further blur the block lines with the dividing line and different fills. Not every quilter wants to do dense quilting and certainly not every quilt calls for it. Once you learn the techniques for creating heirloom quilting designs, you will learn how to modify them to create more loosely stitched nice cuddly quilts. This class has helped my quilting techniques so much, if I didn’t have lifetime access to all the lessons, I would probably enroll and take it again in the future!
Stop thinking about whether you should do take this class or not… if you love to quilt and want to improve your techniques, or if you aren’t comfortable quilting and want to learn more this class will help, tremendously!!
As the Nike tag line used to say, “Just do it!”
- Confidently design the quilting for you or your customers tops that have a lot of negative space
- Create one of a kind designs for an heirloom keepsake
- Quilt a top that requires no marking (which means no time marking or removing of marks)
- Finish your quilt quicker because you have a roadmap to follow eliminating the stand and start method
- Select the perfect thread color for the look you are trying to achieve
Time is huge factor in choosing what to quilt, you will walk away with knowing if a particular quilt is worth the time and effort it takes to do Heirloom quilting.
Foundations for Success! Let's make sure we set you up for success. Learn some basics of ruler work and motifs, we will use both in later modules but its a good thing to start practicing.
This is an implementation week! Finishing up the past 2 weeks assignments or just taking a break. It is up to you.
Once you’ve decided on the beautiful designs…it’s time to talk fills. How important the fill is, the scale of it and most of all what fill to use to enhance your overall design.
Machine time! Let's get those beauties quilted. Motifs and Fills!
Implementation Week! Catch up or just play!
Looking for Mid Custom... this is your week. Lisa goes through 10 different quilts and designs mid custom for each!
In this final module, Lisa goes through the basics of how she designs a wholecloth!
- 12 modules (2 implementation weeks included) with a total of 50+ lessons showing you everything you need to know to turn your special top into a jaw dropping, show stopping piece of art! (these are prerecorded so you get to learn when it is convenient for you)
- The step by step design method teaching you the art of breaking up your quilt into smaller areas.
- Where and how to place those beautiful designs on your quilt top for maximum WOW factor.
- Fills aren’t just to fill…. What their purpose is and how to choose and scale for maximum benefit.