The purpose of NILAG is to promote longarm machine quilting throughout Northern Illinois as well as providing a means of communication, education, and collaboration for all those who are interested in and practitioners of longarm and mid-arm machine quilting.
class, Batting, Thread & Needles - provided members with all of Linda's knowledge from
her batting test project.Linda brought over 100 quilted and washed samples
for us to touch, feel and compare.We
learned what batting works best for bed
quilts, and which batting works best for wall hangings.Many of us left the class choosing a
"new favorite" based on her informative lecture. We also learned how batting, fabric, thread and
needle choices affect our quilting.
afternoon, Linda taught - Borders Bonanza
- we learned numerous border ideas and how to evenly space motifs with Linda's
tips and tricks. This was a hands on drawing class and everyone went home with
a sketchbook full of patterns.
members gathered for two more classes, Fearless Feathersand More
Fearless Feathers.We learned how to put
feathers in borders, sashing, blocks and backgrounds. We learned several styles
of feathers and how to space them to fit areas of a quilt. Our sketchbooks are
brimming with new feather inspiration.