Hello, I thought I would share the wonderful news that I will be traveling to Australia in October, 2014, to teach 7 classes at the Australian Machine Quilting Festival in North Terrace, Adelaide. I have always wanted to visit Australia, so I was honored to be asked to teach at this event.
Here are the classes offered at this show:
Avoiding The Oops! Learn what not to do before an oops- or how to fix the most common issues seen in machine quilting if you do. After a decade of machine quilting, Carla has either made a mistake, repaired one, or seen issues at quilt shows. This class is for beginning to intermediate machine quilters who want technical information presented in a fun way.
Freeform Beading for Quilters– Join Carla Barrett for this innovative, exciting, beading embellishment class that introduces you to freeform beading and how to use this stunning technique for all your quilts! No prior beading experience is necessary, though a pre-class handout on selecting beads, learning two simple stitches and supply list are provided to a create an optional small purse. Warning! This technique is very addictive, fun, and can be used to make jewelry to match, too!
Quilt Whispering: Design Basics– If you have ever struggled to design a quilt top, then this is the class for you! Learn Carla Barrett’s unique approach to more easily design any quilt, tips and tricks of designing, locating inspiration, and becoming a more confident machine quilting designer along the way. Discover why thousands of students have taken the online version of this class to rave reviews! Registered students may send a quilt top photo to Carla by September 1st, 2014 to be designed personally by her.
By the way, here is a photo where I have executed the above design:
Freeform Quilting- This class is for all free motion quilters, no matter which machine system you own or your skill level. Carla teaches her unique method of Freeform Quilting, which can be successfully used as a fast edge-to-edge design, quick border design, or as a unique fill on any quilt. This technique is also easily adaptable to match other designs used on the quilt, quilt design, or theme. Come and discover your own freeform quilting style and how to effectively use it in your quilting!
Freeform quilting used as a border design for this oak leaf quilt. Click to see the quilting design in larger format.
Fabric Crochet for Quilters- Machine quilting and fabric crochet are a perfect combination! No crochet experience needed for this class in combining quilting and fabric crochet to make a functional and stunning purse. In addition, Carla will teach you some simple, yet effective embellishment and quilting ideas for finishing your purse. Many fabrics and fibers can
be cut or stripped, then used in this project, including hand-dyed, batik, selvages, and recycled clothing. Pre-class instruction in how to do two basic crochet stitches- the chain stitch and single crochet stitch will be provided to students, as well as how to choose fabric and what to bring!
Mokuba Free Lace Scarf- Create a cool artsy scarf you can wear the same day! This is an exciting project class using Mokuba Free Lace water soluble to make a scarf on a domestic machine, with information provided for how to use this product on longarm machines, too. The techniques you learn are also transferable for creating 3-dimensional sculptures, wearable art, and art quilt embellishments, too! Carla Barrett will share several methods for working with this unique product to acheive different looks or effects- from sheer to opaque.
Tablet Design Class for Quilters- Have a Wacom style of tablet or Tablet PC, and want to learn how to design with it? This course teaches you several methods of using your tablet, along with Photoshop Elements (version 7-current) to create a wide variety of quilting designs. Carla will show you how to plan and design your quilt top image, draw quilting motifs, pantograph designs, wholecloth quilts, and more using your tablet device* and Photoshop Elements.
*To register for this class, you will need is one of the following types of tablets: a Wacom (or similar) brand of plug-in tablet for your laptop, or a Tablet PC (which is a tablet laptop or slate tablet capable of running Photoshop Elements). Your tablet set-up must have Photoshop 8,9,10, or 11 installed. Please note that this class is not for iPad or Android tablets. For more info about tablet types, please visit https://featheredfibers.wordpress.com/2012/02/06/buying-a-new-pc-tablet/
If you live in AU, I hope you will attend this show, take one of more of my classes, and come meet me!
Btw, in 2014, I will also be teaching in the midwest MQX, too. That is info for a later post. Have fun creating! Carla