Pat Harrison is a Certified Quilt Judge and Webmaster of the National Association of Certified Quilt Judges. The NACQJ was formed in 2015 upon the dissolution of the National Quilting Association, the original quilt judge certification program association.
Pat teaches, lectures, and judges nationally in addition to being a pattern designer and award-winning long-arm quilter. A retired school librarian and teacher, she has won numerous awards for her quilts and her customer quilts at major shows including AQS Paducah and IQA Houston. Her original design quilts are frequently featured in quilting magazines.
Pat’s newest passions are custom dyeing fabrics to include in her quilts and developing easy, yet accurate, methods for her students. She lives in rural Rhode Island with her retired mechanical engineer husband Bob, of “Bob’s Featherweights” their two Westies, and enjoys visiting with her two adult daughters and 3 grandkids.
Thursday, July 26
8:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 – 4:30 p.m
Easy Peasy Circles
Learn how to easily and evenly piece circles into your quilts using the “freezer paper frame- glue baste – heat set, stitch” method. All steps to this simply successful technique will be fully demonstrated. Students may piece circles into an existing quilt top such as a jelly roll race top like the pictured class sample, Champagne Batik, or piece circles into blocks for a quilt of their own design.
Live video camera feed is used for demonstrations throughout this workshop for each students to see detail clearly.
Friday, July 27
8:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
EQing the Day Away
Spend the day getting better and better at using EQ, so that by the end of the day you’ll be able to design a quilt of your own that includes a variety of blocks, your own color play, an automatic pieced border, and binding. You’ll also learn how to print yardages estimates, cutting diagrams and templates.
Students will need their own laptop with EQ6 or 7 installed and activated, a wireless mouse, and a mouse pad.
Computer projection is used for demonstrations throughout this workshop for all students to see detail clearly.
Saturday, July 28
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Binding Technique Needs Improvement
A combination of lecture, samples, and hands-on practice of basic binding techniques to insure that this finishing touch is correctly and securely attached to your quilt. Also demonstrated and student practiced will be a glue-basted and heat-set completely machine stitched binding method. The judging criteria of binding will be explained and demonstrated.
Live video camera feed is used for demonstrations throughout this workshop for all students to see detail clearly.
Saturday, July 28
1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
You Be The Judge
PowerPoint lecture introduction sets the stage for lots of hands-on practice that takes the quilter through the process of quilt judging from design to construction to binding. Students may bring their own quilts to be evaluated, teacher samples may be used, or a combination of the two. Students will develop a direction to follow to improve their own creations.
Ideal for the quilter seeking to enter their quilts into judged shows or seeking to improve their quilting for their own pleasure.