Classes & Workshops

Machine quilting classes and workshops available.  My home or yours.  For more information, please contact me at kstotse@yahoo.com


Starting with a Swirl…
Beginning Freehand – edge to edge quilting
Do you like the look of edge to edge quilting but don’t like following a line?  Let Kim show you how to freehand quilt fast, fun & fabulous designs all starting with a swirl. Starting with how to piece a stripy quilt on the longarm, we will Start with several different Swirls and add few simple shapes for fast freehand quilting, then add a few more fun elements to create fabulous designs to cover your quilt tops.  We will also explore how to use these shapes to create complimentary borders and sashings. 




Starting with a Swirl 2- Borders & Sashings
You’ve learned and mastered edge to edge quilting and now want to take your quilting to the next level by adding freehand borders and sashing…  Kim will show you how to create borders and sashing to compliment the designs learned in Starting with a Swirl- Freehand Edge to Edge Quilting.  Didn’t take that class… no problem, you can still join the fun.  We will start with a simple swirl design and add leaves, feathers and more. Learn the easy way to evenly space your design from one edge to the other and around the corners.


That Loopy Thang: Quick custom designs for samplers and other quilts that stump your imagination.
Bring your sketch books and follow along as Kim uses loops, swirls and continuous curves to design custom treatments for sampler blocks. You may boost your profit margin with this technique to quickly get those samplers done. Students are encouraged to bring unquilted tops for group discussion on design possibilities. This class if for all skill levels, but geared for beginners to intermediate.
Supply List: Pen for drawing and notes.  Optional: 4 to 5 different colored pens or pencils.



Fantasy Feathers:  For elegant to whimsical designs.  
Not your traditional feathers.    Once you have the basics of constructing these feathers we will explore using them in borders, blocks, and setting triangles.  Kim will show you how to use stencils, templates and rulers for the foundation to quilting these designs into your quilts. We will explore using 2 different colors of thread for a more whimsical look. 






Heavy Metal Quilting
With the look and feel of rod iron fencing Heavy Metal gets its name.  Don’t be fooled by the name, these designs are made using soft curves and spirals.  You will learn how to quilt the border treatment that started it all with a little bit of marking to divide up the space and turn the corners with ease.  Kim will explain the process of creating unique custom designs for many traditional and modern quilts.
Supply List: Pen and paper for notes, still camera's welcomed.


Just Leaf It - Freehand leaves for blocks & borders
Have you feathered everything that you can think of to the point that you’re doing feathers in your sleep?  This class offers a creative alternative.  What you can feather you can Just Leaf It!  Kim will show you how to do several blocks & border treatments from simple to complex using leaves.  We will discuss different methods to create our spine including how to use templates and rulers to mark or stitch around.  






Going in Circles – Designing a Modern Wholecloth Quilt 
In this hands on class Kim will teach you her approach to designing a modern wholecloth quilt using over lapping circles and a variety of freehand designs.  We will discuss the best way to make your wholecloth design stand out with background quilting.  Once you’ have mapped out your wholecloth you will mark your quilt top and start stitching.
Supply List: Pen and paper for notes, thread snips, Circle rulers in a variety of sizes (example: 8”, 7”, 6”, 5”, 4” & 3”) for marking and stitching around, Staedtler® Mars® Combo Circle Template (available at office supply stores),
straight edge ruler for marking quilt top.  



Rulers, Rulers, Rulers…
In this hands-on class we will learn how to use rulers in your quilting.  Starting with stitch in the ditch and straight line quilt then moving into circles and curves including curved cross hatching.  We will also explore the endless foundations, or spines that can be created using different rulers along with other shapes to add other elements such as feathers and leaves.  This class is for all skill levels




Piecing & Applique classes available.  Contact me at kstotse@yahoo.com


Intermediate Applique Class
Rose of Sharon
Learn to make stems, circles and more…
This will be a sampler of 3 different Rose of Sharon applique blocks with an applique border Block of the Month. You can chose to make just one block or the whole quilt. The first month is $40 and $15 for block 2, 3 and border. Dates to be determined.