Lectures and Workshops

Bio

Tina Craig has been quilting for over 25 years but is always learning something new. Tina specializes in precise hand and machine piecing and domestic machine quilting. Tina recently served as President of Ninigret Quilters and is also a member of Narragansett Bay Quilters Association and the Rhode Island Modern Quilt Guild. Her quilts have won awards in local and regional shows including Best of Show Ninigret Quilters 2013 & 2017 and Narragansett Bay Quilters Assoc 2016. 

Please email me for pricing and to schedule a visit!
tinastitches (at) gmail (dot) com

New England Guilds: Need a last minute substitute? Please ask!

Lectures/Trunk Shows

Twenty-five Years and Counting
See how Tina’s style changes and grows through 25 years. This will be a humorous, lively show and tell of more than 30 quilts.

Introduction to Modern Quilting
In this trunk show, Tina will show 30+ quilts that exemplify the elements of modern quilting. See what the newest generation of quilters is creating and learn how you can join the fun!

Brownstone Quilters, NJ - November 2016


Workshops

Basics of Machine Quilting
This is a very basic class for anyone who would like to start quilting their own tops on a domestic machine. Tina will share her favorite tools, tips and tricks. Topics include basting, straight line quilting with a walking foot and free motion quilting designs.


Salvage Your Selvages!
Learn how to incorporate selvages in your next scrap quilt project. We’ll start by making a needle case to learn the technique, then piece a variety of blocks for an easy sampler table runner.

English Paper Piecing for Beginners
English Paper Piecing is growing in popularity once again as quilters embrace slow stitching. EPP is portable and offers a great opportunity for fussy cutting. Instruction will include printing your own templates, basting options, and hand stitching. Templates will be provided to get you started. Step beyond Grandmother’s Flower Garden with some interesting new designs.

Paper Pieced Lapel Pins (or Magnets)
Patterns will be provided for an assortment of tiny, machine-stitched paper pieced blocks suitable for beginner to advanced paper piecers. Instruction will include how to paper piece, tips and tricks, and how to complete a lapel pin or magnet.

BYOP (Bring Your Own Pattern), Advanced Paper-Piecing
We all have patterns in our stash that we purchased at shops or shows, only to realize we have no idea where to begin! Several methods for paper piecing will be demonstrated. Tina will assist each student in deciphering their patterns and will help get them started with the piecing. Tina will share 20 years worth of tips and tricks.


Coiled Clothesline Bowls
We will turn ordinary clothesline into coasters, trivets, baskets, bowls or totes. Use up your skinny fabric scraps or explore a more modern au naturel look. This is such a fun technique, I bet you can't make just one!


Kind Words

"Everyone at Brownstone is talking about how great your lecture was! I think our "traditional" membership had their horizons widened. ... Thank you so much for opening our eyes to the world of modern quilting." Margaret 

"Thank you so much for your fabulous presentation to Silver City Quilt Guild. Everyone LOVED it! Your quilts and stories were just the best and so funny!" Janet


Please email me for more details and to schedule a visit!  
tinastitches (at) gmail (dot) com

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