Cathy Franks Quilting and Design

Thread painting  2 ways

 

  Thread painting can give your work that WOW factor. I’ll show you how to use thread to create line, shape, shadow and depth to your work. We will cover how simple changes in line can make stunning difference in the finished work .We will talk about how different thread weights and textures can add different looks to your work. We will explore blending threads to create an artistic look. 

Backgrounds on the Square

Stunning designs can be made with a basic design element we use every day… the square. Please let me show you how to use a square or grid to create different background designs for your work. From simple to complex designs I’ll show you easy ways to set-up, mark and quilt them. Others will say… WOW!! How did they do that?!

  • Carmel, IN

    Cathy Franks

     

    254 - Divide and Conquer the Background with Doodling

    Divide and Conquer the Backgraound with Doodling with Cathy FranksTuesday, July 30th
    Class Type: Hands-on Longarm
    Skill Level: Confident Beginner
    Class Time: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Class Fee: $90.00, Kit/Hand out Fee: $10.00

    Class Description:
    Do you like to doodle? I do and these designs will take the ordinary quilt to the extraordinary one by creating stunning background designs. Cathy will show you how to divide up the background and place different designs in the background that will create textural as well as visual impact. Many design ideas will be given and different ways to combine them will be shown.

    Supply List:
    pencil, pen and pad of drawing paper

    Kit Includes:
    top and backing fabric, and blue marker, use of templates

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    259 - Trunk Show - Cathy Franks

    Tuesday, July 30th
    Class Type: Lecture
    Skill Level: ALL
    Class Time: 5 PM - 7 PM
    Class Fee: $10.00, Kit/Hand out Fee: No

    Class Description:
    Would you like to know the story and/or history of Cathy’s quilts?  Come join her for an up close look at her award winning quilts and get the “rest of the story” from Cathy. She'll share some tips and secrets for quilting all quilts. Maybe if you bring a top, she will go over how she plans to quilt the design.

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    300 - Thread Painting Two Ways

    Thread Painting Two Ways with Cathy FranksWednesday, July 31st
    Class Type: Demo Using Longarm
    Skill Level: ALL
    Class Time: 7:30AM - 9:30 AM
    Class Fee: $40.00, Kit/Hand out Fee: No

    Class Description:
    Thread painting can give your work that WOW factor. I’ll show you how to use thread to create line, shape, shadow and depth to your work. We will cover how simple changes in line can make stunning difference in the finished work. We will talk about how different thread weights and textures can add different looks to your work. We will explore blending threads to create an artistic look.

    Supply List:
    Paper and pen to take notes with

    Click Here to register Online

    312 - Stacked & Stunning Borders

    Class 312 - Stacked and Stunning Borders with Cathy FranksWednesday, July 31st
    Class Type: Demo Using Longarm
    Skill Level: Confident Beginner
    Class Time: 10 AM - 12 PM
    Class Fee: $40.00, Kit/Hand out Fee: N/C

    Class Description:
    Borders are the frames around your quilt. Cathy will show you how to create just the right kind of border that will add to the look of your quilt by using the divide and conquer technique. She will show you how to take any simple shape and use it 7 different ways. With the divide and conquer method, you do not need to resize any of the stencils you have. If you are afraid of the math involved in figuring out the border placement, Cathy will show you ways to forget the math and get the results that look great. Tons of design ideas for borders and sashing will be shown. These designs will be broken down step by step so you will be able to quilt them when you go home.

    Supply List:
    Pen, pencils and drawing pad

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    402 - Kaleidoscope Quilting

    Kaleidoscope Quilting with Cathy FranksThursday, August 1st
    Class Type: Hands-on Longarm
    Skill Level: Confident Beginner
    Class Time: 8 AM - 12 PM
    Class Fee: $90.00, Kit/Hand out Fee: $10.00

    Class Description:
    Have you noticed the wonderful designs that are on antique cut glass plate? What a wonder they are! Please let me show you how to create these circular desings to add to your quilting idea stash. Tons of tips and ideas will be given on how to use these design to fill in your backgound needs.

    Supply List:
    Scissors, blue marker, pencil, and pen

    Kit Includes:
    Marked quilt sandwich, use of templates

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    455 - Piecing, Borders, & Binding, Oh MY!

    Piecing, Borders, & Binding, Oh MY! with Cathy FranksThursday, August 1st
    Class Type: Hands-on Longarm
    Skill Level: ALL
    Class Time: 2 PM - 6 PM
    Class Fee: $90.00, Kit/Hand out Fee: $25.00

    Class Description:
    Did you know that you can do more with your longarm than just quilt? You can strip piece an entire quilt and then put the borders and binding on too! In class we will do just that! I’ll talk about how to cut, press and apply the binding. Did you know that all bindings are not cut 2 ½ inches wide? I’ll show you samples with different battings to illustrate how wide you need to cut the binding fabric. I’ll share tons of tips on how to improve your work.

    Class 455 Piecing, Borders, & Sashing with Cathy FranksSupply List:
    Scissors, sharpie marker or blue washout marker, paper for notes and pen

    Kit Includes:
    Cut strips of Fabric, binding and backing to make a small quilt

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    556 - You Made That with Just Thread?

    Samples for the You Made That with Just Thread? with Cathy FranksFriday, August 2nd
    Class Type: Demo Using Longarm
    Skill Level: Confident Beginner
    Class Time: 2 PM - 4 PM
    Class Fee: $40.00, Kit/Hand out Fee: No

    Class Description:
    Come and jump into the wildly creative world of using dissolvable fabric. Please let me show you how to make needle lace, thread appliqué, thread fabric, buttons, trees and more. It’s amazing what you can do with bits of threads, yarns, ribbons, chiffons and more. You really have to see and DO this to believe what wonderful works you can create to add to your quilting stash of ideas.

    Supply List:
    Pen, Pencils, and drawing Pad

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          We’ve Only Just begun…

     To quilt that is. That big, wonderful longarm machine is sitting in your studio and you’re thinking “now what? “Have no fear, help is here! I’ll share my secrets on how to avoid the mistakes I made when I started out years ago on this quilting journey with the longarm. We will start with getting ready to quilt. That means proper pressing, measuring and squaring up the backing. How to float a top and stabilizing the top before you do all your detailed quilting that may cause the quilt to go out of square. We will be doing how to start and stop a line of quilting, how to do in the ditch quilting and free motion quilting. I’ll share tons of tips on what tools you need, how to mark a quilt and how to find quilting designs. I hope to have time to discuss how to come up with quilting ideas for your quilts so please bring a quilt top or a picture to share.  See you in class!

    Help!!! What am I doing wrong?

     

       Have you ever felt like tearing your hair out and screaming out loud because of problems you may have had with some quilting issues like tension, wonky quilts, how to wash a quilts and other important quilting questions?

    Spare yourself the frustration of future quilting mistakes by joining me in this fact laden but fun lecture .We will take a quilt journey from purchasing fabric to finishing the quilt. Let Cathy share with you all the ways she has fixed the many mistakes she made on her quilting journey. Please bring your questions.

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