Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 5 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 42

Thread: Beginner quilter

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    1
    What is the best way to "get started" for a beginner? Does anyone know of any beginner classes near Wilmington or Fayetteville, NC?

  2. #2
    Power Poster sewnsewer2's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    15,973
    Hi gmac and welcome! I learned how to quilt from the quilting for idiots book. :lol: But you can do a search on how to make a quilt and learn that way too. The railfence is a good one to start with, or just squares the same size.

    I'm sure someone else could be more helpful than me.

  3. #3
    Moderator sharon b's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Northern Indiana
    Posts
    20,484
    Blog Entries
    10
    There are many good books out there. I was told to get the book " Your first quilt book, or it should be ". Check at your library and see what they have. Maybe look thru the books and see what might work best for you , before you buy one.
    By the way.. HI and Welcome from Northern Indiana
    Sharon

  4. #4
    Super Member Lisa_wanna_b_quilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    The middle of an IL cornfield
    Posts
    6,914
    Blog Entries
    1
    Welcome from central IL. You may not need classes. Just buy fabric, cruise the internet and start sewing. When you get stuck come back here and someone will pull you through it. If that's not your style, Hunnib lives in Wilmington. She might know of classes.

    Also try this link and scroll down. It gives contact info for the Wilmington quilt guild. Someone there should know.

    http://www.quiltguilds.com/north-carolina.htm

  5. #5
    Power Poster MadQuilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    ELVERTA, CA
    Posts
    12,907
    Blog Entries
    1
    I took a class when I first started but it was from the "Quilts Quilts Quilts" book which really covers quite an array of methods. Do you have a LQS (local quilt store) in your area? I'd check there for classes. Sometimes the community centers here have them too, but I don't know about your area.

  6. #6
    pookie ookie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Trifid Nebula
    Posts
    1,305
    Welcome. You could try an internet class as well. Read magazines. I like the book Quilts, Quilts, Quilts! a lot. One of your local libraries probably has several books of interest.

  7. #7
    ValsQuilting's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    4
    I'm not sure if you listen to podcasts or not but Annie Smith from Quilting Stash does online classes - you could check her out. Her podcasts are very informative.

    Valerie
    www.pastimesonline.ca/vals-quilting

  8. #8
    Power Poster amma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Out searching for some sunshine :-)
    Posts
    59,113
    Blog Entries
    1
    Here are some great beginner's tutorials that our member ShellyQ put together with great pictures :D :D :D

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/6460.page Lesson One

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/7358.page Lesson Two

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/8342.page Lesson Three

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/9327.page Lesson Four

  9. #9
    NiceNCLady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    114
    Hi gmac and welcome. I live near Fayetteville and I would suggest calling Loving Stitches Quilt Shop on Ramsey St. Carol who is the owner can probably help you with classes.

  10. #10
    smdreger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Posts
    6
    I was told to get the book " Your first quilt book, or it should be ".

    I have this book and would recommend it. Very helpful. I also have one called Quilting 101 I think. Hardbound with a spiral inside. Also I very helpful book. Got this one at Joann's.

    HTH

    Sara

Page 1 of 5 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.