Wild and Spectacular Flowers

purple flower on grey background surrounded by purple thread flowers

Embrace your wild side with free motion zigzag!

In this class we will explore the world of fun fabrics, interesting backgrounds and border with texture, thread and last but not least free motion zigzag. 

Working with intersting and funky fabrics of all colours and textures you will create a flower that becomes the focal point of your quilt. Explore background and borders that add dimension, texture and interest to the piece but not over powering the focal point.

Learn how to finish off the flower and add detail to each petal by using the technique of free motion zigzag. It’s as easy as colouring outside of the lines. 

Not a flower fan that’s okay pick another object as your focal point – tree, animal, bird – anything goes. 

The goal of this workshop is to create a stress free and relaxed environment to have fun, learn new techniques and create a gorgeous quilt whether it be a wall hanging, pillow or table runner. The project may look difficult but it is in fact uncomplicated and easy to create.  

This workshop is suitable for all levels of quilters.

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Workshop Features

  • How to choose fabrics for the focal point.
  • How to make the flower or other focal point as one unit using fusible web.
  • Choosing fabrics for the background.
  • How to create an interesting border or background.
  • Discussion of background quilting motifs.
  • How to finish off the raw edges of the focal point with a free motion zigzag stitch.

Bonus Materials

  • Discussion about threads that can be used for this project.
  • Adding thread play to the background to create texture and another design element.

Embrace your wild side with free motion zigzag!

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3 Sessions 

  • Session 1: one hour focusing on the supply list, talking about focal points, fabric selection for the focal point and background or border plus any pre-class work for session 2
  • Session 2: 2.5 hours focusing on creating the focal point as well as exploring background and border options
  • Session 3: 2.5 hours focusing on quilting the background, thread play, adding the focal point and  free-motion zigzag

Sessions include theory with slideshows, live demos and lots of time to work on the project and receive feedback from Jen


1 Session

Pre-class work is required to pick fabrics and assemble supplies


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Jen is available to present trunk shows, seminars and workshops from an evening to multiple days for your group, club, guild, shop or festival wherever you may be.

For a list of Jen’s current engagements and workshops check out her workshop schedule.

Call Jen now at +1-705-835-3064 (or use the form below) to discuss your needs and book her in for your next get-together.

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