Marge Tucker is an international award-winning quilt artist. The first quilt she made, over twenty-five years ago, was for friends expecting their first child. “At that time, I didn’t know that quilting would become my passion and now my profession. I feel so fortunate to be able to share and continue the tradition of quilting with my students.”
“I started with traditional pieced quilts but am now focused on abstract design in my work.”
Marge received “Best Machine Quilting” at QuiltCon 2019 as well as “Best Sewing Machine Workmanship Award – Modern” at the Pacific International Quilt Festival in 2019 as well as numerous other awards for her quilts.
Marge teaches throughout the United States and also from her studio in Rockland, MA.
Thursday, July 24, 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Working in a small format (the size of a piece of paper) is great way to explore new techniques and inspire creativity! In this workshop, you will learn the following techniques: Improvisational cutting and piecing, curved piecing, narrow curved inserts, pieced inserts, and improvisationally pieced triangles. The latter part of the class will involve composition and lay-out of the quilt tops.
Friday, July 24, 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Eel Grass and Eddies (with variations)
Eel Grass and Eddies is a great class to “get your feet wet” with improvisational curved cutting and piecing. Two fabric rectangles yield two reverse image blocks that can be using as is or cut into smaller units. I also show variations that can be made with the blocks, as shown in the black and white quilt. This technique is fast and fun.
$5.00 handout fee.
Saturday, July 25, 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Modern Quilting with Your Walking Foot
You can do more with your walking foot than stitch in the ditch and straight lines (although straight lines can be fun too!). I will show you how easy it is to do gentle curved quilting lines with your walking foot as well as using some stitches on your sewing machine that are great for quilting. Have you noticed that wavy line that modern quilters like to use? It’s a modified stitch that most sewing machines have and I’ll show you how to do that that as well as a few other nifty tricks. I will also discuss batting, thread, needles, marking tools as well as securing the stitches. This class will change the way you think about your walking foot!
$5.00 handout fee.