This unstructured quilting class, for beginners and experienced quilters alike, allows you to learn to quilt what you want to quilt while you learn about tools and techniques that make quilting fast and fun! Come and start a project of your own choosing or bring a project you are already working on or, if you are undecided, a beginner project is ready to welcome you to the satisfying art of quilt making.A supply list includes the fabric needed for the beginner project, otherwise, students bring their own project.
Each student will need to bring to class basic sewing supplies, including a sewing machine and rotary cutter. Cutting mats, acrylic rulers, iron and ironing board will be available for your use on-site.
Enjoying fabric and a sewing machine since childhood, Marsha began her stitching adventure making Barbie doll clothes in grade school. she attended Northern Illinois University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education with a comprehensive major in Home Economics, which included tailoring and clothing classes. Upon graduation she taught adult education clothing classes through the trendy Stretch-n-Sew franchise sewing with knits. Eleanor Burns, a TV quilter and author of countless books, was Marsha’s first quilt teacher via PBS in the late 1980’s. It was then that she discovered her passion. She has since taken quilting classes with many renown and accomplished quilters including Ruth B. McDowell, Joan Colvin, Joen Wolfrom, Paula Nadelstern, Nancy Johnson-Srebro, Elly Seinkiewicz, Elinor Peace Bailey, Becky Goldsmith, Linda Jenkins, Karen Stone, and Dianne S. Hire to name a few.
Marsha has won awards, has been published internationally, and has made several TV appearances. She continues to enjoy making her own quilts for family and competition as well as teaching a variety of classes including Open Studio Quilting, Machine Quilting, Baltimore Album Applique, Machine Applique, Cloth Doll Making and other specialty classes. Marsha has been teaching quilting classes now for over 20 years. With a monumental stash, she never grows tired of the wonder of cutting it up and sewing it back together creating soft amazing visual delights…also known as quilts!