Woven Strips and Coin Flowers With Judy Smith

Woven Strips and Coin Flowers With Judy Smith

After dazzling everyone at Tuesday night’s club, Judy spent Wednesday at Luke’s Kentucky Clubhouse imparting her knowledge during a hands-on workshop! She brought her friend, Nancy, along with her to help guide students through a few of her special techniques. During a quick break, we had a lunch of pizza, breadsticks, and a spring salad.
First, we dove into our scrap collections to create a background of woven fabric strips. This is a wonderful way to use up those bits and piece of fabric we just can’t seem to let go of and create a colorful and textured background for our quilt. Then, we learned about modern applique and embellishing techniques to create whimsical “coin flowers” and finished it off with traditional prairie points!

Viking Epic Owner’s Class

Viking Epic Owner’s Class

On Saturday, Luke’s Kentucky Clubhouse hosted another Epic Owner’s Class! Our educator Connie helped us start the spring off with a new table runner. We spent the day learning our machines and making new friends. For lunch, we had baked chicken, macaroni salad and coleslaw. The Viking EPIC’s generous throat space and intuitive touch screen interface allowed us to easily piece together this table runner and pick out the right stitches for the job!

For this project, Connie taught us how to use the circular attachment to create perfect circles and semi-circles. We explored the EPIC’s decorative stitches for quilting and applique to add some customized, personal details to the finished piece. Then, we finished it all up by quilting in the hoop – using Viking’s exclusive metal hoop!