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Michele Scott is an award-winning quilt artist who specializes in teaching, lecturing, designing, and one-of-a-kind hand painted fabrics. She is the author of Bobbin Quiltin' and Fusing Fun, a great new book published by AQS in which Michele shares her tips and tricks of fusing and bobbin quilting. She has also developed many lines of fabric for Northcott Silk. Nominated as one of Professional Quilter's 2002 Teacher of the Year, you can find her original designs in McCall's Quilting or Quick Quilts magazines regularly. She began quiltmaking in 1994, and knew then that she had found her calling in textiles and color! She specializes in machine work and embellishments, but Michele's high energy can be found in her variety of classes, which range from machine quilting to fabric painting. Her goal is to conduct positive upbeat classes that teach sound techniques and give all levels of quilters new confidence. She is an also a faculty member of Quilt University, the online quilting community.

About Michele

Thanks for your interest in The Pieceful Quilter! Inside you will find many great lectures and workshops--both the old and the new! Please be sure to call or email if you have ANY questions at all! Workshop descriptions are only partial, but full descriptions and plenty of pictures can be found on the website. My goal is to keep a positive, upbeat class with LOTS of fun and energy! You will take from your day a technique, maybe a quilt design, and definitely lots of laughs! I have taught many workshops over the years and I share with you all of the good sound techniques I have learned in those classes - along with my own tricks of the trade! I encourage students to embrace their inner- quilter while they gain the confidence they need in quiltmaking. Give me a call or email and I would be happy to discuss your needs and possibly develop a custom class or lecture for your guild!

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Michele

Michele Scott 101 Carriage Way Deptford, NJ 08096 856.579.7042 [email protected]

Michele Scott 856.579.7042 [email protected]

www.piecefulquilter.com

EVERY QUILT TELLS A STORY With her trademark humor, high energy and "done is better than perfect" attitude, Michele takes you on a journey through her 20 years of quilting. From her very first project to the latest award winning and book quilts, she shares the hilarious mishaps and missteps that shaped her into the quilt professional she is now. This lecture is a crowd pleaser for all, as a multitude of topics is covered while she passes around (yes, you can touch them!) over 70 quilts. From machine and bobbin quilting to designing for magazines to getting your work published, this lecture is the ultimate compilation of her three lectures.

Lectures

"QUILT AS DESIRED..." Ideas for Machine Quilting your Quilt "Quilt as desired..." - don't you just hate those words?? Using LOTS of quilts, I'll show you the many ways you can machine quilt your completed tops. Feel free to bring tops along for a group or private consultation!

DESIGNING QUILTERS Many quilters have ideas floating around in our head - quilts we would like to make. This lecture will help you to take your ideas from your head and put them on paper. Whether it's a new block design, small wallhanging, or full bed quilt, I will give you tips and tricks to creating your own designs - the do's and don'ts of designing and how to incorporate a certain fabric into your quilts. We will also discuss where to find color inspiration as well as how to break down the color and value process. Lecture includes a trunk show of my original designs, published and non-published - more than 50 quilts in all.

Bobbin Quiltin' Fun! (3 or 6 hour class)

Why agonize over those breaking needles and shredded threads that you've bought for machine quilting put them in the bobbin when you can simply flip over the quilt and quilt it up-side-down? In this class, we will problem solve your way through a multitude of decorative threads and yarns (yes, we do LOTS of couching!) We'll first try different tips and tricks I've acquired over the years to put the threads through the top; if that doesn't work, we'll bobbin-quilt it! Get familiar with your machine and adjusting both top and bottom tension while learning all those cool quilting patterns that don't need marking. Other things we explore ­ free motion zigzag and a bit of fusible appliqué! This is information packed class! We'll also create a great wall hanging of threads and yarns to practice our new surface embellishment skills!

(From AQS book, Bobbin' Quiltin' and Fusin' Fun!)

Workshops

Machine Quilting 1.5 Machine Quilting 1.5 is the perfect fusion of a basic and advanced machine quilting class! If you have a little experience with free motion quilting, but would like to enhance their skills with some decorative threads such as rayon and metallics, this is the class for you. This class is PERFECT for a multilevel class.

A Little of This, A Little of That (3 or 6 hour class)

Using fusing, seamless piecing and decorator threads and yarns, you will create a small art quilt designed by you. Raw edge appliqué with fusible web, machine quilting and embellishment will express something important to you: a feeling, a person, a garden, the beach. The doors of creativity will open in this fast and fun class as we investigate free form cutting to build collage-type artworks that express YOU! Additional focus will be placed on color and line that can translate your feeling.

Usin' Fusin' (and other cool stuff!) to Express Yourself! (6 hour class) (From AQS book, Bobbin' Quiltin' and Fusin' Fun!)

NOTE: This class can be offer as MQ1 for all beginners or MQ2 for more experienced. I can also fuse all three classes to meet the needs of everyone!

Using one block (constructed by you), we will learn to sew curves easily and produce a fabulous wallhanging.

Curved Piecing Made Easy (6 hour class)

Fees

Fun Fabs Made Fab! (3 hour class) I just love a make and take, don't you? In this class, you'll use your favorite large print fabric, learn quick-cutting and piecing techniques, and take a quilt top home! What else could you ask for in three hours? Whether it's novelty fabric, a large print, or just a piece of fabric that you couldn't resist, we will make a lap size quilt top from it in the course of just three hours. Beginners will love this class for learning quick cutting and piecing techniques; more experienced quilters will love the ease, speed, and fun of finishing a quilt top! Besides the basics, we also talk a lot about color and fabric placement. Machine quilting will be discussed also.

Lecture: $ 400.00 / 1 ­ 1 ½ hour Workshop: $ 600.00 / 6 hour class $ 1,000.00 / 12 hour class $ 350.00 / 3 hour class IRS mileage at the time of travel. Travel and accommodations if over 2 hours away.

Creating with Brushes and Buckets: Painting Landscapes and Much Much More (6 hour class)

In the first half of class, we'll explore many wonderful painting and dying techniques using Setacolor paint from Pbo. In the second half of class, we'll focus our efforts on painting a watercolor-like seascape or mountainscape from a personal or professional picture along with a border!

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