The Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival presented February 23-26, 2017 in Hampton, Virginia offers an incredible view into quilting and the textile arts. The quilt and wearable art competitions, and special exhibits provide a colorful vista of fabric and thread. In addition, the renowned faculty presenting workshops at the show can open the doors to a whole new world of quilting with their innovative designs and techniques. M-AQF is excited to announce that well-known quilting artist and instructor Jamie Wallen will present six longarm workshops during the festival. Plus, the The Virginia Longarm Network and Innova will be providing the longarm quilting machines for these festival workshops and have a vendor booth in the show’s Merchants Mall!
After a longarm purchase in the late nineties, Jamie began to develop his unique style of quilting and soon was sharing and teaching his style to others. Jamie travels and teaches workshops internationally as well as produces educational materials for the quilting community through his company, Quilters Apothecary. In addition, in 2013, Jamie was the recipient of the 2012 Machine Quilting Teacher of the Year honor. As his students learn in his workshops, teaching is Jamie’s passion.
Jamie’s Thursday workshops are Mystical Feathers in the morning (8am – 12 pm) and Mystical Rulers in the 1pm – 5 pm afternoon session. In the Feathers workshop, you will learn and apply a myriad of new and classic feather styles. In the Rulers class, Jamie will show students how to put these handy tools to work and save time.
Friday’s workshops are Mystical Florals, Leaves and Vines in the morning followed by Mystical Shapes in the afternoon. The Florals class covers florals, leaves, and vine variations that will make your quilts take root in creativity. The afternoon Shapes workshop will show students how to breathe new life into their surface quilting with a new twist on the common shapes found on quilts along with taking it to the next level with paisleys, orbs, and curved cross hatching.
Mystical Grids and ThreadFusion are Saturday’s workshops. The Grids session covers exciting new designs with the focus on Jamie’s incredible Point-to-Point “Mystical Grid Designs.” ThreadFusion students should come prepared to learn a mouth-watering array of techniques and designs that will make your projects sing.
M-AQF is excited to provide these enlightening and instructive longarm workshops for its registrants. Be sure to sign up early as spaces in these workshops are going to fill quickly!
Founding Sponsor BERNINA/Nancy’s Calico Patch; Major Annual Sponsor Brother/Tidewater Sew-Vac; Major Sponsors Baby Lock/All Brands, Elna/The Quilters Studio, Janome/ Tidewater Sew-Vac, and Pfaff/Bella Fabrics; Silver Sponsors ABM International / Innova and Handi Quilter; and Special Vendor Competition Sponsor IntelliQuilter generously sponsor the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival.