Carolyn Friedlander is coming to Gotham Quilts!

Today we’re announcing the big guest teacher we’ve been teasing you about:

It’s Carolyn Friedlander!!!

If you’ve ever met Carolyn you know she’s not only a wealth of information, technique, and style, but she’s also a genuinely kind and gentle human. She’s a patient teacher whose passion for sharing her knowledge is obvious when you’re taking a class with her. And we know this first hand, because we’ve been students in her classes — Carolyn taught Ivete how to needle turn applique!

Carolyn will be visiting us from Florida in June to teach two workshops:

Precision Paper Piecing Workshop

Using Carolyn’s Russell quilt pattern, explore color and fabric strategy with Carolyn in this full day workshop. Carolyn will walk students through these design possibilities while also covering precision techniques in paper piecing such as fussy cutting and working with directional fabrics.

As you can see, the Russell quilt will look completely different with different fabrics. And when you add in details like fussy cutting, you can make your quilt truly unique!

Saturday, June 1st, 10am-5pm

Limited to 15 students

Learn more and register online here

Machine Quilting & Strategy Workshop

Ready to take your home machine quilting skills to the next level? In this class, we’ll focus on free motion quilting with your home sewing machine. We’ll cover design strategy by discussing how to approach your project and what to put where. We’ll move into the technical stuff by exploring the mechanics behind making those design strategies come to life.

Each student will bring in one quilt top that will be a part of the class discussion. In looking at each student’s actual work from home, all students will gain a varied perspective of strategy and design implementation. We’ll spend time as a group looking at each student’s top and discussing different options for quilting it. Then, we’ll dive in to the technical side and explore the mechanics of how to actually make those things a reality. (Take note that while we will be looking at quilt tops from each student, students will actually quilt on practice quilt sandwiches.)

Sunday, June 2nd, 10am-5pm

Limited to 15 students

Learn more and register online here

More BIG teachers coming up…

Starting this week, we’re announcing a new BIG teacher each week for 5 weeks!

Any ideas for who the next one is??


Did you know we service BERNINA sewing machines?

Have you brought your machine in for its yearly maintenance? Getting a tech to clean, oil, and check the timing on your machine once a year is a sure way to make your sewing more fun AND keep your machine running smoothly for years to come.

Our tech is in the store on the 2nd Saturday of every month. Click here to find out more.

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