Karen Sievert: The Nifty Needle|
Author, Teacher, Speaker and International Award Winning Longarm Machine Quilter
A little about Karen
Karen began her quilt making journey in 1997 when her sister, Barbara,
dragged her into a quilt shop, firmly stating that she needed a hobby!
Immediately hooked, Karen has been quilting, designing, and teaching
ever since. She is the past owner of 2 quilt shops, and now owns a long arm machine quilting business and is a published author.
An International award winning quilter, Karen states that what she
loves most about quilting is the friendships she's forged, friendships
that have sustained her through out the many moves she's made due to her
husband's military career.
Today, Karen remains passionate about
quilting, she loves sharing with other quilters through lectures,
classes and workshops. She lives in Bailey, NC., with her husband
Vince, and their dogs Harley and Shiloh.
Karen will be teaching at Cowles Quilting this July. Contact Julie for class registration.
Wednesday July 9, 2014
Ready Set Go! Basics of Free-Motion Quilting
Are you ready to start free-motion quilting on a longarm? In this fun,
fact filled "hands on" opportunity, students will learn the basics of
longarm quilting. How to load and baste a quilt, how to stabilize the
quilt, threads and tension, basic ruler work, simple background fills
and even easy feathers! This class is fun, informative, allows you to
"play", and will have you saying "Ready, Set, Go!
Full Day Workshop
Thursday July 10, 2014
It's so much easier to get the job done when you have the right tools
in your tool box! This class focuses on the use of rulers for straight
line quilting, specialty rulers for curved cross-hatching, circles,
clamshells, feather spines and more. You'll be thrilled by how easy
these tools are to use and how beautiful your results are when you have
the right ones in Your Toolbox!
Friday July 11, 2014
Feathers and Flourishes
This class is all about free-motion feathers and fills! Feathers are
one of the most loved motifs in quilting and many of us long to make
them free-hand. The class focuses on several methods of making
traditional as well as non-traditional feathers, and a wide variety of
background fills that really make them shine! Karen will show you how
easy both feathers and fills are by building on one skill at a time!
Saturday July 12, 2014
The Art of Trapunto
Mystified by trapunto, but love the look? This is one of my absolute,
all-time favorite methods of quilting because trapunto adds so much
dimension and that "WOW" factor to many quilts! In this "hands-on"
class, students will learn how truly simple and magical trapunto and
shadow-trapunto is. Best of all each student will go home with a sample
they have made!
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