The Nifty Needle

Karen Sievert:
Author, Teacher, Speaker and International Award Winning Longarm Machine Quilter

 

Longarm Workshops


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Ready Set Go! Basics of Free-Motion Quilting

Are you ready to start free-motion quilting on a longarm?  In this fun, fact filled "hands on" opportunity, students will learn the basics of longarm quilting.  How to load and baste a quilt, how to stabilize the quilt, threads and tension, basic ruler work, simple background fills and even easy feathers!  This class is fun, informative, allows you to "play", and will have you saying "Ready, Set, Go!

Workshop Materials and Supplies
Full Day Workshop
Add $5.00 kit fee per student (kit is required for the workshop)

Feathers and Flourishes

This class is all about free-motion feathers and fills!  Feathers are one of the most loved motifs in quilting and many of us long to make them free-hand.  The class focuses on several methods of making traditional as well as non-traditional feathers, and a wide variety of background fills that really make them shine!  Karen will show you how easy both feathers and fills are by building on one skill at a time!

Workshop Materials and Supplies
Full Day Workshop
Add $5.00 kit fee per student (kit is required for the workshop)

Tool Time

It's so much easier to get the job done when you have the right tools in your tool box!  This class focuses on the use of rulers for straight line quilting, specialty rulers for curved cross-hatching, circles, clamshells, feather spines and more.  You'll be thrilled by how easy these tools are to use and how beautiful your results are when you have the right ones in Your Toolbox!

Workshop Materials and Supplies
Full Day Workshop
Add $25.00 kit fee per student (kit is required for the workshop)

The Art of Trapunto

Mystified by trapunto, but love the look?  This is one of my absolute, all-time favorite methods of quilting because trapunto adds so much dimension and that "WOW" factor to many quilts!  In this "hands-on" class, students will learn how truly simple and magical trapunto and shadow-trapunto is.  Best of all each student will go home with a sample they have made!

Workshop Materials and Supplies
Full Day Workshop
Add $45.00 kit fee per student (kit is required for the workshop)

Mini Whole Cloth Quilts

In this "hands-on" class, we'll be making a mini whole cloth quilt from one of Karen's original designs, one that allows you, the student, to put your own personal stamp on it!  Learn the elements of design, stitching and filling, and the use of different threads.  I give you the start, but you own the finish!!

Workshop Materials and Supplies
Full Day Workshop
Add $45.00 kit fee per student (kit is required for the workshop)

Private Classes

I am available for private lessons in my studio in Bailey, NC.  Conveniently located just 10 minutes off of Interstate 95, and 45 minutes form Raleigh-Durham International Airport.  In house accommodations are available for those traveling and need overnight lodging.  Please contact me for fees and booking private lessons.


Comments from past workshops!!
    -Awesome, I love the way this class has free'd me up to play!
    -She made me feel like you could do it, even when you thought you couldn't!
    -Class is so much fun! Karen loves what she's doing and it transforms to her teaching!
    -Loved learning something new.  I feel I am now capable of progressing on my own!
    -Amazingly positive and encouraging.  Prepared, knowledgeable and extremely upbeat, love her can-do attitude and sense of humor! 
    -She made feather "click" for me, love how she taught!
    -Karen's passion is contagious, her love for quilting shows.  Fantastic instructor!
    -I learned so much in one day I wish I could have more days with her!


Longarm Workshop Fees:
Please contact Karen for pricing and availability
Longarm Workshop Contract