Monday, April 13, 2015
Ann Petersen
Quilt as Desired



Meeting / Lecture


April 13, 2015

Ann Petersen Lecture - Quit as Desired

So just what is "quilt as desired"?  Ann will give you ideas to help you know what you desire on a quilt with a show and tell of some of her quilts along with the thought process that resulted in her quilting them the way she did.

---------- from Ann's website

     Hi, I'm Ann Petersen, often listed as Ann L. Petersen and I welcome you to the world of a self-confessed obsessive quilter.  I have been quilting, on and off for most of my adult life but it has become my favorite pastime and occupation.  I enjoy playing with design, color and texture in quilting and often enter quilt shows to test my skills.  If I have a recognizable style it would be quilts which are heavily pieced, play with color shifts across the surface of a quilt, and are heavily quilted. 

I learned to sew as a child by my mother and her mother.  Neither one was a quilter, but my father's mother was and I loved to watch her beautiful quilts come alive.  She was gone before I took advantage of her knowledge, so I turned to the local Parks and Recreation department for classes. This was in the early 1970's, and I didn't love the templates and fabrics and so completely ignored traditional patchwork until the mid-1980's when Eleanor Burns and Nancy Zieman and Kaye Woods began to appear on my PBS station and entice me back to the quilting world.  By the early 1990's, quilting was my main focus.     . . . . . . . . . . In 2011 ... I found myself retired and sewing full time on the things I love.

I now quilt mostly for shows.  Friends and relatives have more quilts than they probably actually want and my house is well padded with quilts of all sizes.  By making quilts for show I can test my skills and try to keep improving. 

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April 13, 2015 (1 - 4p)
Half-Day Workshop/Demonstration

Class Fee $20
Experience:  All levels welcome

Big Projects on a Small Machine - Ann Petersen

See a demonstration on how to handle the quilting on a large quilt on a standard size domestic sewing machine.  I will show how I baste to minimize tucks and wrinkles on the back, what I have found to be the best order for quilting, physically handling a large quilt.  Lots of time will be provided for questions and answers and I will show some of my large prize winning quilts, all quilted on a small machine.  This workshop is a demonstration, leave your machine at home.

April 14, 2015 (9:30 - 3:30)

Full Day Workshop     (Setup begins at 9a)

Class Fee $35
Experience: All levels welcome

Beyond the Basics - Free Motion - Ann Petersen

Fantasy Garden (Ann Petersen)

Fantasy Garden (Ann Petersen)

If you would love to know how to do more than meandering and straight lines, this class is for you.  We will talk about how I baste and set up for machine quilting, and cover some fun things like pebbling, pumpkin seed quilting, swirls and shells.  This is a class for those who have tried a little free-motion quilting, but want to learn more.  

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