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Sat, Aug 10


Bay Quilts

IN PERSON: Slow Stitch with Fern Royce

Do you love the color and texture of hand quilting but have been intimidated to try it on your own quilts? Fern will take you through all the tips and tricks she uses for her quilts. By the end of class you'll a slow stitch convert! This class will be held at Bay Quilts

IN PERSON: Slow Stitch with Fern Royce
IN PERSON: Slow Stitch with Fern Royce

Time & Location

Aug 10, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT

Bay Quilts, 5327 Jacuzzi St Suite 3-C, Richmond, CA 94804, USA

About the Event

IN PERSON: Class, Saturday, August 10th, 10AM - 3PM PST 

Bay Quilts

Please click READ MORE to see all the information about this class.

Hand quilting is hand quilting, including the “big stitch” style. One hundred years ago these stitches would have insured your position as a permanent needle threader, now it is considered a design element.

Stitching with bigger stitches and thicker thread is a wonderful way to add color and texture to your quilt. It can be used either as an alternative or addition to machine quilting. Studies have proven that repetitive movements like handstitching can also reduce your stress level. Come spend a few hours learning this technique and add it to your tool kit.

Besides learning and practicing the basic rocking motion for hand quilting, we will discuss threads, needles, hoops, pinning, basting, marking techniques, thimbles and more. I will share my tips, advice and show you my process with lots of opportunity for you to explore what supplies and techniques work for you.

Liberated Quilting is an attitude, a philosophy and an approach to quilting, all in one. It is a willingness to try new things, a curiosity and a can-do attitude.

This class is a “process” class versus a “product” class, meaning we will be focusing on learning tips and techniques for quilting rather than completing a quilt top. 

Skill level: ✂️✂️

This class is hand sewing, focusing on learning and/or practicing hand quilting.

Supplies: You will receive the supply list once you sign up.

About the instructor: 

Fern Royce grew up surrounded by textiles and what we now call “makers.” She learned to sew when she was very young, but did not begin quilting until the mid 1990’s. She took quilting classes at her local quilting store, learning the basics including the “all cotton” rule. That rule seemed odd when she considered the quilts she grew up with, including the corduroy quilt her grandmother made for her from the scraps of the all the clothes she had made for her grandchildren. In Fern’s experience, quilts meant using what was on hand, using or reusing any type of fabric, including clothing. When you look at her quilts you will see that she often includes repurposed and unconventional textiles in her own quilts, following her own rule: if she likes it, she uses it - from wool to silk, linen, or the unknown.


This class is being held at the Bay Quilts located at 5327 Jacuzzi St. 3-C, Richmond, CA 94804. Bay Quilts is run by Sally Davey and her daughter, Abbey-Shane  a team of lifelong artists and crafters who have been in the quilting industry for over 30 years. They opened Bay Quilts to share their passion and knowledge with the vision of creating a community where artists, crafters, quilters, and makers of all ability can learn, grow, and create together.  This unique fabric shop is so much more than a store - from consignments quilts and gifts, and cloth figures to monthly gallery exhibitions and artist receptions to workshops.  Bay Quilts is a sanctuary for creatives of all skill level. Bay Quilts is generously offering a 10% discount to students on the day of the class.

The classroom space is on the 2nd level so you will need to be able to climb a flight of stairs. There is a convenient caddy so you don't have to carry your equipment up the stairs.

Cancellation Policy:

Class fees are non-refundable. However you may transfer the class to a friend if you let us know in advance.


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    This is an IN PERSON class. It will be held at Bay Quilts, 5327 Jacuzzi St. 3-C Richmond, CA 94804.




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