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    Senior Member Lucky Lindy's Avatar
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    Our Guild is having a quilt show in November. I volunteered to help with doing demonstrations and new techniques. My question is....if you were attending an event like that, what kind of demonstrations or short lectures would you be interested in seeing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky Lindy
    Our Guild is having a quilt show in November. I volunteered to help with doing demonstrations and new techniques. My question is....if you were attending an event like that, what kind of demonstrations or short lectures would you be interested in seeing?
    Our guild does these too. Here are some we have done or are contemplating:

    hand applique
    free motion and SID machine quilting with a DSM
    sewing with a treadle (will get a *lot* of attention)
    sewing with any vintage machine (e.g. featherweight)
    paper piecing
    fabric stamping (kids love to do it)
    cutting with a rotary blade
    how to use EQ

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    1. demonstation to show how others to learn to start quilting some basics demos to get more people into quilting

    2. hand piecing

    3. hand quilting

    4. maybe have a make it take it table to teach with small kits to learn some of the cool things, so they can take a small completed item home with them, charge $5.00 or so

    5. applique

    6. proper way to use rulers to cut fabrics

    7. safety with rotary cutters

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    Binding seems to be a problem for many quilters so how to cut and apply continuous bias binding, two colour binding, how to join binding, mitre corners, top stitch, hand stitch or any other binding tricks (use of those binding tools too) would probably be helpful for many. I know I first learned how to make the "hotdog" pillowcase and the D9P at a quilt show demonstration and appreciated both methods. Any of the quilt as you go methods would also be great as many quilters struggle with large quilts and can't afford to send everything to the LAQ.

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    FM quilting with a domestic machine.
    Paper piecing
    Quilting 101 the basics
    Dying fabrics
    color/value
    OBW

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    Wish I could go to your quilt show. I have only been to one last year. I think I was the only one that was selling anything and I did very well. One thing that they had was the Big Shot pro. Now that is something I would LOVE to have. I cut some fabric with it in a flower design and it was wonderful.

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    Quilt as you go is something that I want to learn. I am actually taking a class on "Rose Of Sharon" and that one you quilt as you go. I think that would be really helpful since I make custom quilts. I quilt them on my regular sewing machine (I just finished a king size). It's really hard for me because of pain in my neck but I got it done.

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    Ideas on how to use the pre cuts that are everywhere? Maybe a demo block or 2 depending on time.

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    I agree with all of these ideas!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Shelbie
    Binding seems to be a problem for many quilters so how to cut and apply continuous bias binding, two colour binding, how to join binding, mitre corners, top stitch, hand stitch or any other binding tricks (use of those binding tools too) would probably be helpful for many. I know I first learned how to make the "hotdog" pillowcase and the D9P at a quilt show demonstration and appreciated both methods. Any of the quilt as you go methods would also be great as many quilters struggle with large quilts and can't afford to send everything to the LAQ.

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    I would like to learn quilt as you go too so I can take the block with me instead of having to use bulky frame.

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    I sure do agree with the topics that everyone has suggested. Sometimes people would love a simple block to make. Anything that demonstrates how to get the most from our scraps would be valuable. Strip piecing? When I learned the strip tube with the 4-2 1/2" strips, I thought I had to have a special ruler, only to find out from tutorials and the members here on the board that a regular square ruler with the 45ē line would work just fine. Saved me some bucks. I also agree with mitering, too. I spent the day sewing with a lady who had been sewing for years,didn't now how to miter her corners. It was empowering to me to be able to show her and make something that seemed hard, very simple and easy. Good luck with your event, hopefully you can enlist the help of others to help you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky Lindy
    Our Guild is having a quilt show in November. I volunteered to help with doing demonstrations and new techniques. My question is....if you were attending an event like that, what kind of demonstrations or short lectures would you be interested in seeing?
    Sorry, no help on the topic, but had to say how nice your avatar is! I did that one too and its the most popular one.

    Enjoy your day!

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    I think if someone is very good at this - Color coordination for quilts.

    Explaining the color wheel & how to use it

    What's the difference in shading, tones, pure colors, etc.

    Showing examples of colorations and have one in the color family that's like OK then show with a piece in the family that makes it pop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewcrafty
    I think if someone is very good at this - Color coordination for quilts.

    Explaining the color wheel & how to use it

    What's the difference in shading, tones, pure colors, etc.

    Showing examples of colorations and have one in the color family that's like OK then show with a piece in the family that makes it pop.
    Ditto. I love this idea!!!

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    Thanks to all of you for all the ideas! They are fabulous just like all of you!

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    How about curved piecing? I also love your avatar!

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