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Welcome the Harriet's Treadle Arts' blog!

Here you will find fun updates about all the fun events and happenings at Harriet's.

Written by Harriet's daughter Carrie Jones who manages Harriet's Treadle Arts and co-authors the Quilter's Academy series of books with Harriet.

Then, when Carrie's out of things to write, you may just luck out and find one of her great recipes or some cool quilting tip or trick.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Lecture Series and Block of the Month Class


Untwisting the Truth about Thread
Do all the threads that are available on the market today mystify you? What thread do you piece with and what thread(s) do you quilt with and why are they different? Carrie’s master’s study was on quilting thread… she spent 4 years testing and studying 56 different threads to find the answer to these questions. Come learn about all threads you know and maybe some that you don’t know while Carrie shares all the pertinent information from her study with you.
Friday Apr 9 6-8pm
Carrie Hargrave $20

10 Tips to Make You a Better Machine Quilter
Harriet covers her top ten ideas that will help you become a better quilter. Topics that are seldom discussed, you will be anxious to try these ideas, and you WILL see the results if you try these ideas. This is a fun, fast-paced and informative lecture, with plenty of time for questions and answers.
Monday Apr 26 6-8pm
Harriet Hargrave $20

The Inside Story
An in-depth discussion of what is happening to batting in today’s quilt market. Popular brand name products will be discussed and quilts will be shown to evaluate what effect each product has on the look and personality of the finished quilt, as well as their characteristics and longevity. Fiber content will be examined, as well as specific considerations for the amount of quilting needed. This lecture is designed to give quilters lots of options and choices when choosing batting for each top. Harriet will give attendees testing processes to chase away any confusion
Monday May 10 6-8pm
Harriet Hargrave $20

Caring for Today’s Quiltmaking Fabric
So much fear is involved with the fabrics that quilter’s use today: bleeding, color migration, shrinkage and fading being among the top concerns. This lecture is geared to helping participants become more comfortable with what is happening with out fabrics today. Dye stability, thread count, pre-washing vs. not, chemicals and detergents and recommended care of fabrics and quilts will be explored. This lecture has received rave reviews and has put confidence and choice making back into the quilter’s hands, as well as saving untold yards of fabric and quilts. Based on Harriet’s book From Fiber to Fabric.
Friday Jun 11 6-8pm
Harriet Hargrave $20


American Beauty- Block of the month
We fell in love with this quilt at Quilt Market and so are doing our first Block of the Month ever! The American Beauty quilt featuring Marti Michell's new fabric line called Wi ld Roses features 12- 12” blocks set on point. As you work through the blocks the complexity increases helping you to build your skills as you make this beauty!
You will meet once a month with Debbie, get your new set of instructions, cut out and start making the block for that month. The 12-month program will cost $30/month and includes your class time, the kit with all the fabric (except backing), as well as the ruler and template set you need to complete the quilt. Space is limited– we only have 12 kits for this beautiful quilt! You will have an 84” x 104” quilt ready to layer and quilt when you are done! You must commit to the entire program.
Saturdays Apr 24, May 22, Jun 26, Jul 24, Aug 28
Debbie Cooper $360 ($30/month)

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