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Beginning Free Motion Quilting with Teri Tope

Never be frightened of the phrase “Quilt as Desired” again. Join Teri Tope in a relaxing adventure into free motion quilting. Easy loops, swirls and circles come together to form simple designs. Then combine these designs to create even more quilting option. Teri was once a beginner and wished she could have attended a class with hands on application of machine quilting for the beginner. This class is everything she wished she had learned.

Class starts with how to baste a quilt properly, needle and thread selections, and progresses to simple walking foot designs and on to beginner level free motion designs. Teri will then take those simple beginner designs and demonstrate how they can be expanded on into more complex designs.  Class includes numerous tips, tricks and design handouts.

Each student is required to have personal sewing machine with free motion capabilities and working knowledge of their machine.

About Teri

Teri Henderson Tope has sewn her whole life and has been a quiltmaker since 1983. She is an internationally recognized teacher and lecturer who loves all types of applique. Creative and full of life, Teri’s motto is “Well behaved women seldom make history, so let’s make a little history”. Her quilts have been exhibited in shows across the United States and in Japan, winning an award or two. Her quilts and patterns have been published in Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine, Quilter’s Quarterly, The American Quilter, Keepsake Quilting and Clotilde.

Teri is the Author of “Applique in Reverse” Published by the American Quilter’s Society; and she has designed over 35 patterns for her company, Material Girl Designs. She is a member of the Applique Society since 1998 and served 6 years on the TAS board as Marketing Chair. She is a member of The National Quilter’s Society and it’s Columbus Ohio chapter, The Quintessential Quilting of which she served as Vice President and President, and the American Quilters Society. Teri loves to travel, teach, lecture and share her joy of applique.

Class Cancellation Policy
Mark your calendar carefully since all admission
and class tickets are non-refundable.
Please send someone in your place 
if you are unable to attend the Festival.

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