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We are proud to offer our site members access to ongoing workshops presented by industry leaders in quilting related topics.  All you need is a subscription to our All-inclusive Membership.  Then you are eligible to subscribe to the free workshops.  Subscribing to the workshop give you access to course materials - online video training, web seminars and electronic workbooks.

 Workshop Title
 DescriptionStatus

Alice Wilhoit's
Block of the Month
"Spring Time in the Garden"

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Linda V. Taylor's
Quilting The Block of the Month (BOM)

Follow along with Alice Wilhoit over this 12 month series video workshops coupled with live web seminars and beautiful and easy to follow electronic pattern packets.

This workshop is filled with monthly instructions for completing applique blocks, and culminating in instruction for how to finish the completed quilt top.  Forums and web seminars will also be available.

Fabric kits for each block are available at www.quiltmerchantile.com or use your own stash.

Pattern Packets are available as a free download OR you can purchase pre-printed packets at www.alicewilhoit.com.

In combination with the BOM, you will learn techniques on quilting each block of the month. Along with Alice's monthly block workshop, you will be inspired on how to quilt each block of the month with Linda's fantastic freehand quilting. You will be amazed how this enhances the beauty of Alice's amazing applique work.

When the BOM series is completed, Linda's complete workshop will be available to guide you through the steps of quilting the borders and blocks. Forums and web seminars will also be available.


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Linda V. Taylor's
"Turning Doodles Into Dollars"

In this workshop you will learn longarm freehand techniques for doing Feathers, Stained Glass, Pick Up Sticks, Peacock Meandering, Ferns, Leaves and much more. Linda shows you how to apply these techniques and discusses where to use them in your quilts. Project is done on stabilized 40 x 40 black sateen butterfly and makes a beautiful wall hanging when completed!

Class Kit is $49.95 and includes: Stabilized butterfly project, full color step by step workbook, art pad, chalk pencil, and cone of YLI thread.

Certificate of Completion - when project is completed and Linda reviews, you will be issued a certificate showing you have mastered these techniques.

"Remember, if I can do it, you can do it." - Linda Taylor

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Linda V. Taylor & Todd Fletcher
"Blended Quilt"

Join Linda V. Taylor and Todd Fletcher as they guide you through using  computerized quilting patterns in new and interesting ways, and adding beautiful freehand techniques in and around the different motifs.This is custom quilting at it's best.

Class Kit will be an additional charge and includes a step-by-step workbook.

Certificate of Completion - when project is completed and Linda and Todd review, you will be issued a certificate showing you have mastered these techniques. 

Forums and web seminars will also be available.

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Todd Fletcher's
Certified Creative Studio Training

This course covers the certified material developed by Statler Stitcher. Toolbar Overview, Adjusting Patterns, Border & Corners, Block Baselines, Point to point Functions, Trims, Hand-Guided Modes, and Edge To Edge Sewing are covered. Students are encouraged to follow in the course workbook, complete the final exam and mail the sampler in to the instructor for course credit. The material is usually taught in two days, but with this online workshop you will have access to the material for the length of your subscription! You can then learn at your own pace. Forums and web seminars will also be available.

Certificate of Completion - when project is completed and Todd reviews, you will be issued a certificate showing you have mastered these techniques.

NOTE: This course is for learning the CreativeStudio software. To become a certified trainer, one must attend a different class physically in Columbia, MO.

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Todd Fletcher's
AutoSketch for QuiltGeeks

This workshop introduces students to the primary feature set and basic interface of AutoSketch, as it applies to digitizing patterns for the Statler Stitcher. In this workshop, you learn how to perform basic pattern drawing functions while familiarizing yourself with the user interface. The course covers: user interface and setup, drawing entities, the rules for pattern digitizing, creating simple pattern files, exporting to PrecisionStitch, troubleshooting errors, creating lettering, and digitizing digital pictures.

Prerequisites:
The student should have a basic grasp of the MS Windows environment; copying files, use of a mouse, etc‚Ķ A familiarity with basic drawing software is helpful but not required. It is recommended that student use a laptop that is separate from the computer running the Statler.  AutoSketch and Precision stitch must be pre-installed.

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