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Not Your Average Orange Peel/Gridwork Not Guesswork retreat

Part 1 - Class Description: Let’s take a classic design – the orange peel – and spice it up in this fun
workshop. You’ll learn how to add creative designs to jazz up this basic quilting design.
Objective: Teach the stitching path for the “continuous curve” design that students can then
“upskill” the design by jazzing up the centers with additional designs without breaking the
thread. See other shapes that create a fun design with the same pathway.
• The basic stitch path of the continuous curve
• Deciding where a continuous line design would fit well
• How to stitch out the design using free motion or rulers
• How to add interest to the centers with basic center designs while not breaking the
• How to use other shapes in the same stitch path to change the design

Part 2 - Class Description: Laying out designs using gridwork creates even spacing and uniformity in
quilting. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to make your own stencils, explore designs that
work well within grids, and tips and tricks for marking grids on your next quilting project.
Objective: Quilting with a grid results in even spacing and uniformity with your quilting.
• Making your own grid stencil
• Applying grids successfully in different size spaces
• Designs conducive for gridwork
• Gridwork for E2E designs
• Marking and removing grids

Instructor: Kimberly Flannagan
Instructor Bio: Kimberly Flannagan started sewing over 40 years ago with her mother and became an avid quilter in 1998 after becoming the recipient of a comfort blanket for her infant daughter. After completing over 50 comfort quilts on her domestic machine, she purchased her first Handi Quilter longarm machine and quickly became intrigued with the longarm quilting process. She started free-motion machine quilting on the original Handi Quilter table frame with her domestic machine in the early 2000s, then moved to a HQ Sixteen? in 2011, and since 2017, she quilts with her HQ Infinity? with Pro-Stitcher?

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