Saturday, November 28, 2015

Guest Speaker John Nielsen- Longarm Quilter

At the last club meeting the guest speaker was John Nielsen. John is a local longarm quilter. He spoke about battings, and prep for your quilts when taking them to a quilter. He also bought some of his personal quilts to share.

Here's John as he started to speak, I love how he speaks with his hands.

One of Johns older quilts.

John says his quilts have become more simple in style now, the quilt above is made with a mixture whites and off white fabrics, which unfortunately is hard to pick up in this photograph.

A simple design with complex quilting. From memory I think John said the red fabric was a recycled tablecloth.

This also has beautiful quilting, but is hard to see in the photo.

Now on this one you CAN see the quilting. This is actually the back of the quilt, below is the front of the quilt. The thread was chosen to match the front fabric.

The patterned fabric in this quilt is a satin jacquard fabric. John used both sides of this fabric (the pale blue/grey is the back)

John's Disappearing Hourglass quilt, which he said was a lot of fun to make.

John explaining the process of making the Disappearing Hourglass Quilt.

If you would like to make your own Disappearing Hourglass Quilt below is a very good tutorial form The Missouri Star Quilt Company.

1 comment:

  1. Ha, love the hands! My friends say I couldn't talk if I had to sit on my hands!


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