Workshop: Machine Quilting (Terry Grusendorf)

Terry is a member of our guild who has a lot of experience in the quilting world. Following is her biography. She will be teaching machine quilting techniques, and we will come away from our day having created a sampler.

machine_quiltingThis from Terry:
Growing up with quilts stretched on a wooden frame and my mom’s friends sitting around hand stitching the quilt layers together, it was a natural progression to become a quilter and let the creative juices flow. A professional draftsperson for over 25 years, the experience allows me to design quilts, and create topstitch patterns by hand or on the computer before free handing them on the longarm.

As the owner of 6 Ave Quilting and Longarm Service I have been able to explore many other aspects of the fabric art industry. I have enjoyed designing as well as making specialty bags, multi organizational purses and wearable art. Designing and creating has always been my passion and I am happiest with a pencil, paper (or computer aided drafting) and needle in hand (or a very large sewing machine). It is not only about holding the quilt layers together but ability to add colour, flow and enhance the quilter’s labor of love in quilting.

Before starting 6 Ave Quilting and Longarm Service 7 years ago, my passion was in creating art quilts that have traveled the world, won ribbons and kept my family, friends and clients in smiles and wrapped in warmth and love.

Teaching this wonderful craft has been a joy. To see the smiles on happy faces when they create and make that last stitch on an item that they will enjoy for many years makes the whole world a little brighter.

DATE: October 17, 2015
TIME: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
LOCATION: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1110 Gladwin Drive, North Vancouver
COST: $30.00 per person