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Thread: Helen Squire

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    Helen Squire came to our guild this week and taught a class as well. OMG ! If you ever get a chance to take a class from her, DO IT. I couldn't make the guild meeting but the class was great.

    This was the UFO class, no sewing involved. We all brought a top & all 17 of us had our top hung up and she made suggestions as to how to quilt it. Fantastic class! She says geometric tops need flowing quilting and applique/flowing quilts need straight quilting. The eye is pleased when it sees lines and curves. We should have our quilting planned b4 we buy the fabric LOL
    She makes a muslin overlay for all her tops. It ends up being cheaper than paper. Audition different motifs using tracing paper and placing them on top.

    Says on the final border skip the 1/4" seam and add 2". I had brain overload so can't remember much right now.

    Someone said once if you ever get a chance to take a class from a national teacher - do it. They were right. You learn so much about quilting, not just on the class subject.

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    Aw, that sounds so fun! Glad you got to go...I never hear about anything cool like that around here!

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    Wow, what a wonderful opportunity for you to learn more about quilting design! We should have some lessons like that here in Germany. So many quilters don't have a single idea how to quilt their quilts! Maybe I should offer a lesson like that...this would be a big challenge for me!

    How many hours did the workshop last?

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    where is "around here" there might be someone coming to your area that you don't know about.

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    I discussed choosing the quilting design on a segment of www.quilterstv.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holice
    where is "around here" there might be someone coming to your area that you don't know about.
    It's in Germany..... we only have very few teachers for hand quilting here and I have never heard about a lesson of this kind. I'm very happy that I can offer a hand quilting workshop in July after a break of 4 years!

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    It sounds like it was a wonderful class :D:D:D

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    That sounds like so much fun.

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    The class was 9:30 to 4:30 and we were warned that she doesn't take a lunch break & to bring one with!

    Our guild gets national speakers a couple times a year. This was a great class.

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