Below are descriptions of classes offered for large groups such as quilt guilds, or shows, virtually (see individual classes for this option).
In addition to the class fees, I can supply kits for a small fee.
Group classes are currently $700 per day and are generally limited to 20 students. Half day classes are $500.
For all classes, students must be comfortable with dropping their machine’s feed dogs and using a free-motion or darning foot.
All classes are done in raw edge applique and thread sketching.
Bobbin Work and a Beardie
Learn the unique technique of bobbin work, so you can stitch with those big beautiful, and difficult threads. They create gorgeous borders and embellishments. Then, make this adorable Bearded Collie with bobbin work! You will work in free motion and create great texture on this little guy. The finished Beardie is about 10" high and can be applied to any background. He's so cute and fun to make!
Virtual or in person
Full Kit Required $35 including pattern
Full day. All levels $700
Spectacular Stitching for Your Landscape (aka Stitch Sampler)
This class is truly a notebook sampler of machine stitching techniques. Students learn the basics of machine set-up and stitching, choosing fabrics, and using adhesives, threads, and stabilizers. We will work according to samples provided by the instructor to make realistic rocks, trees, grasses, flowers, water and more and assemble them into a handy reference booklet. Note, we will not make a picture, but will make the stitched elements that can be put into it.
All levels. No kit, students bring stabilizer, thread, and fabric scraps.
These techniques are also available as a one hour presentation.
Whole Day $700
This class teaches you how to make trees like these.
Students learn the basics of machine set-up and stitching in free motion.
Samples are provided by Bonnie. We won't make a scene, but individual samples of the trees for reference in future pictures.
All levels. No kit, students provide stabilizer, thread, and fabric scraps.
Half Day $500
Learn how to use simple perspective, art principles, fabric choices and stitches to make realistic landscapes. The instructor prefers to provide a 'kit' with stabilizer and fabric choices for an additional fee. The fabrics provided are key choices for Bonnie's techniques. (However each student is free to choose their fabric arrangements and picture design.)
All levels Image will be 8x10” *Optional Kit fee $35
Full day $700
Old World Window
Do you love windows? This is for you. You will learn how to make a window look set in to the wall, how to make the shutters, the mullions, and the wall have dimension and texture-all with raw edge applique and thread painting. Additionally, you’ll learn an easy way to make shadows, curtains and a reflection in the window. The finishing touch is a lush flower box. There is a kit fee for fabrics and special materials you will need. One day, and it’s ready to frame. You’ll want to make tons of these!
All levels. 8x10”
Full or Partial Kit Required fee $35/$25
Full day $700