The Sewing Expo Returns to Atlanta March 10 - 12, 2016

This is my 10th year teaching for the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo and I'm delighted to be returning to Atlanta! I lived there for 8 years and always love to be back. And I get to see my favorite youngest daughter, too!

Here are my classes.

1. Ezekiel’s Crown: 
          Thursday, March 10 at 8:30 - 11:30 am

Foundation piece this awesome block and learn how easy it is to incorporate gentle curves for a show-stopper project
Ezekiel's Crown: 9" blocks, 40" x 40" quilt
2. Machine Quilting: Basics and Beyond: 
     Thursday, March 10 from 1 - 4 pm in the Handi Quilter sit down studio 

Machine Quilting using stencils
Using freezer paper for a simple outline:
Machine Quilting using freezer paper applique outline shape

Filling in both inside and outside a simple heart:

Simple heart with free motion fillers

3. Patty’s Summer Parasol: 
     Friday, March 11 from 8:30 - 11:30 am

This is an updated version of a very traditional block based on the Double Wedding Ring. It sews up quick and makes a delightful quilt that only looks hard!

Patty's Summer Parasol: 12" blocks; 42" x 42" quilt
 Easy paper pieced arcs from a traditional Double Wedding Ring:
Easy paper pieced arcs

4. English Paper Piecing with Hexies:
     Saturday, March 12 from 8:30 - 11:30 am

This is wonderful handwork without stress. Learn how rewarding it is to create accurate blocks using these pre-cut hexagons. Kits of pre-cut papers and fabric are provided.

1" hexagons for a triple round Grandmother's Flower Garden block

Beautiful fabrics make beautiful blocks
I will have MANY samples to share of my own Hexie projects (quilts, place mats, etc)
And we'll discuss many ways to use these blocks
5. Pixie Sticks: 
     Saturday, March 12 from 12:30 - 3:30 pm

We all have them: precuts of 5” squares (or make your own). Discover a quick and fun way to use them for mini-blocks and then learn how to set these blocks on point!

Pixie Sticks using a stack of 5" charm squares
Hope to see you there!


  1. Those are all great projects. Enjoy Atlanta.

  2. I saw these in the flyer - looked you up first - and I was so tempted, but it's out of my budget to go still, so maybe next year! All of your classes are ones I would have taken, though, and I know you always fill up soon.


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