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Karen McTavish ~ Award Winning Longarm Quilter,

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February 27, 2015 ~ Duluth, Minnesota
Karen will be at Hannah Johnson Fabrics Feb 27, 2015. An Evening with Karen McTavish at Hannah Johnson Fabrics. We in the Northland are fortunate to have a world-renowned quilter living among us! Please join us and spend an evening with Karen McTavish. Karen has many books on her unique and fresh style of quilting, "McTavishing." Karen will also share her journey of how she has become one of the elite quilters of our time. We can't wait to see her exquisite quilts and enjoy a close up look.

Date: February 27, 2015
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Place: Lakeside Lester Park Community Center / 54th Avenue East & Tioga Street / Duluth, MN
Contact: Hannah Johnson Fabrics to reserve your spot ~ 218.525.7800 ~ $10.00 per ticket ~ Reservations Required
For more info visit the website: www.hannahjohnsonfabrics.com

March 12-13, 2015 ~ Vista, California
The El Camino Quilters welcome Karen McTavish to their Thursday, March 12 meeting. Karen will present her trunk show and lecture featuring techniques in hand and machine quilting, plus quilt samples highlighting wholecloth and trapunto at the guild's 9:30 a.m. meeting at North Coast Church / 2405 N. Santa Fe Ave. / Vista, CA 92084. If you are not a member of the El Camino Quilters Guild and would like to attend the lecture, the guest fee is $5 and is payable at the meeting.
On Friday, March 13, Karen will teach two half-day workshops: "How Am I Supposed To Quilt That?" and "Victorian Feathers."
On Saturday, March 14, she will teach her Wholecloth Design class.
Class size is limited to 25 students with preference given to ECQG members.
Place: Quilt in a Day classroom / 1955 Diamond Street / San Marcos, CA 92078
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. both days
For more details contact ECQG at info@elcaminoquilters.com.
March 23, 2015 ~ Madison, Wisconsin
Mad City Quilt Guild Logo The Mad City Quilt Guild is hosting Karen McTavish to teach the class, "How Am I Supposed to Quilt That?". Class size is limited to 25 students with preference given to MCQG members. Each participant must bring TWO UNQUILTED quilt tops to class.
Place: Attic Angel Place Community Room, 8301 Old Sauk Road, Middleton, WI 53562
Time: 1:00-4:00pm (Please meet at 12:45, to be in place by beginning of class at 1:00.)
Contact: Dee Van Driel at 608-467-6496, or 1deevandriel@gmail.com. Check the guild's website: www.madcityquilters.org for the Karen McTavish Registration Form.

Following the class, on Monday, March 23, 2015, Karen will present a lecture at the guild's 7:00pm meeting, in the same location (Attic Angel Place Community Room). If you are not a member of the Mad City Quilt Guild, and would like to attend the lecture, the guest fee is $5, payable at the meeting.

April 8-11, 2015 ~ Manchester, NH
MQX 2015. Karen McTavish will be teaching at MQX East in Manchester, New Hampshire. This show will include hands-on machine quilting lessons on longarm and domestic machine quilting! To get in on these classes - go to: www.mqxshow.com/MQX/East/Classes. If you have questions, please contact Mary at MQX@charter.net or call toll free 866-675-7247.

April 24, 2015 ~ Hayward, WI
The Wild Threads Machine Quilting Group is hosting Karen McTavish to teach her Wholecloth Design Class. This is a class which results in a large wholecloth quilt, which is entirely marked by the student and is ready for trapunto, hand-quilting, or machine quilting by the end of class. This one day class is for anyone who would like to design an original wholecloth from scratch. Table space will be provided for each student. Instructor will also have many wholecloth quilts in the trunk show as well as a small lecture on the history of wholecloth. This class is open to members and non-members. This is a hands-on class and no machines are needed.

Date: Friday, April 24th 9-4pm.
Cost: $110, which includes lunch and space rental. BYO beverage such as pop or juice.
Location: Hayward Wesleyan Church / 10655 Nyman Ave. / Hayward, WI 54843 www.haywardwesleyan.org.
Contact: Norma Riehm at 715-634-2754 or fancyquilter@hotmail.com for more info or to sign up for class.
Space is limited! Reserve your spot today!
Supply list:
  • 4-8 Mark-B-Gone Blue Pens or EZ International Pens(not fine line, only blue water-soluble pens)
  • Fabric - white or off white, washed and pressed. No larger than 60 x 60. (Squaring up must be done before class.)
  • Omnigrid rulers, long rulers of any size with inch markings.
  • Clover Eraser Pens and Mark-B-Gone Pens can be purchased in class from instructor.
June 10-13, 2015 ~ Duluth, Minnesota
Minnesota Quilters Quilt Show and Conference Karen McTavish will be teaching a wide variety of classes at the Minnesota State Quilt Show in June 2015 at the DECC (Duluth Entertainment Civic Center) on the beautiful shores of Lake Superior. To registration and for more info & class descriptions go to www.mnquilt.org.


March 12, 2016 ~ Eden Prairie, Minnesota
An Afternoon with Karen McTavish hosted by Upper Midwest Machine Quilters.
Please join us and spend an afternoon with Karen McTavish. Karen is an award winning quilter, the author of five quilting books (including Mastering the Art of McTavishing and The Secrets of Elemental Quilting: Innovative Quilting Designs plus Trapunto Tips and Tricks), and the creator of a unique style of quilting known as McTavishing. Let Karen delight you with an informal "laugh out loud" lecture of the techniques she is known for including: wholecloth, trapunto, and McTavishing. Gain inspiration from her trunk show of award winning quilts and take advantage of this unique opportunity to look at her work up close and personal. Book signing and question/answer period to follow lecture.
Date: March 12, 2016
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Cost: $15 per ticket for members; $20 per ticket for non-members. Reservation and advance payment required.
Contact: To register for the event, send an email to Nancy Wick at imapiecemaker@comcast.net.
Mail your payment (payable to UMMQ) to Laura Wertwijn / 2023 Linn Dr. / Owatonna, MN 55060.
Place: Eden Prairie MN. Exact location TBA.
For more information regarding UMMQ, please visit www.ummquilter.org.

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