Details about Raija Salomaa classes:
Intro to EQ7. Whether you already own an EQ7 and have been shy about using it, or maybe you have been wanting to buy an EQ7 but didn’t know if it was right software for you, this class will be a perfect stepping stone in helping you get started on using EQ7. This designing software is widely used for hobbyist and professionals alike, helping them in fabric selection and quilt design process. A notepad, a pen, and a laptop with EQ7 installed and running is recommended for the class. However, those without the software are welcome to sign up for this class as well – most things will be shown over the projector. No previous experience required.
Corner Beam Magic – A great tool from Studio 180 Design, the Corner Beam tool allows you to get the accuracy that you never had before when making this unit! The tool allows you to make corner beam units in 11 different sizes, ranging from 1” to 6” in half an inch increments. Students will leave the class feeling confident using the tool, and will have many of the blocks made that are needed to make this beautiful quilt – Whispers of Lapland! The finished quilt measures 36” x 36”. Supplies: Basic sewing supplies including a sewing machine. Students will also need to bring their own material to make the quilt top. A materials list will be available at a later date. Kit fee: $25 kit fee will include a Corner Beam tool by Studio 180 Design and instructions to make the quilt top – payable to the instructor in the beginning of the class. (See linked photo.)
Raija was born and raised in Eno, a quaint little town in Eastern Finland. Raija met her soul mate and the love of her life while studying in the US.
Though avidly sewing since elementary school, quilting was something Raija didn’t know anything about prior to moving to the States. The moment she saw her first quilt it was love at first sight. Raija’s desire to become a quilt pattern designer started almost immediately, and her pattern company – Quilters’ Treasure Chest was born in 2004 Her designs have been featured in multiple national publications. Raija loves tools that make accuracy easier, so it’s no surprise she is a certified Studio 180 Design instructor. She enjoys lecturing at guilds and teaching workshops and currently resides in Arkansas.
Details about Jan Krentz classes:
Water Lily Machine Appliqué with Embroidery – Try machine appliqué and embroidery techniques as you make a water lily pad and flower with beaded embellishment. 3-hour workshop.
Mastering 8-pointed intersections – Learn piecing techniques from a master! Jan’s user-friendly methods simplify those tricky 8-pointed star intersections. (Kaleidoscope block, Lemoyne Star block)
Jan Krentz is a nationally recognized quilt instructor, author and designer. Winner of the 1998 Teacher of the Year award, Jan’s motivating workshops are packed with practical tips, techniques and methods to insure success. Author of Lone Star Quilts & Beyond, Hunter Star Quilts & Beyond, Diamond Quilts and Beyond, Quick Star Quilts & Beyond, and Quick Diamond Quilts. Jan lives with her husband in Poway, California.
We’ve been asked if there is an official congress hotel. There is not. The good news: congress central is located in central Rogers at Southside Church of Christ, 919 S. Dixieland Road. That’s just east of the shopping/entertainment district in west Rogers and just west of Historic Downtown Rogers which is home to many fine restaurants and stores. The other good news: there is no Razorback game on congress weekend and War Eagle Fair and Bike, Blues BBQ will be over, so hotel rooms should be plentiful and well priced.
Here is a list of hotels within a couple of miles of congress central:
Embassy Suites Northwest Arkansas
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
Fairfield Inn and Suites
Country Inn & Suites
Plan on coming early and staying an extra day. You don’t want to miss the places like Crystal Bridges. We will be detailing some of our favorite places over the next few weeks. See all info concerning Quilt Congress here
Just a few more retreaters needed to make this year a go. If you are thinking about it, please contact Liz or Amy to clarify any questions you might have. It will be loads of fun
The Q.U.I.L.T. guild’s annual Retreat to the Hills is being revamped and is being put on/hosted by Liz Ewing and Amy Rollins. It will be held this year at Camp Egan, a Methodist Camp and Retreat Center located in the rolling hills of Eastern Oklahoma, near Tahlequah on highway 62. The dates will be August 25-27. Pricing includes 6 meals, beginning Friday night, but varies depending on the number of people per room, from $130 – $240. Please contact Liz: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register.