“I have thoroughly enjoyed classes with Mary Louise. She is organized, yet flexible; professional, yet down-to-earth. She encourages you to explore your creative side and nudges you gently toward greater things. As a teacher myself, I can state that Mary Louise Gerek is a master teacher!” M.B., Brighton, NY.
To schedule any classes below for your shop or group, please contact me. I will be back to you within 24 hours.
Playing with Blocks: 1 hour slide/trunk show.
Review of ML’s experience in designing quilts with and without EQ7™. The show includes patterned and art quilts. The emphasis is moving from your comfort zone into areas that are not so comfortable; gaining insight on developing your skills and pushing the envelope of creativity.
Basics of Design
All Skill Levels; 1 hour slide/trunk show.
ML discusses the Principles and Elements of design. She will use her own photographs and quilts as illustration. Participants will have an opportunity to comment on her designs and discuss what makes a design successful.
Offered on ML FiberArts as a continuous enrollment class where students have unlimited access.
The cost of the class is $59.99.
Electric Quilt 7™ is a high functionality, technically complex program. The EQ manuals necessarily present all information about the program and how to use it, but they can be intimidating, even overwhelming, to those of us less familiar with computers, software programs and software training manuals in general.
Mary Louise walks quilters step by step through all the major features of the software in a way that simplifies information found in much greater detail in the EQ manuals.
Shorten the learning curve and reduce frustration with EQ7: Master the Basics. Quickly pick up Electric Quilt 7™ skills as you progress through the modular lessons of this high-tech-made-easy online quilt class in computer-aided design. Mary Louise is personally available to answer questions, discuss projects, and even hold your hand while you work!
From Photo to Fabric: Full Day; Skill level: Intermediate; Requires students to provide an 8″ x 10″ photograph and sewing machine/supplies.
Learn different techniques for transforming your favorite snapshot into a quilt.
SKILL BUILDING WORKSHOPS*
Folded Roses New for 2016
Full Day; All Skill Levels. Hands on class requires hand and machine sewing.
Learn how to turn fabric into a bouquet of lovely roses by folding and manipulating fabric. In this skill building class, students create six different styles of flowers from fabric, learn machine appliqué, machine quilt the background and couch on stems and leaves. Much of this class is done by hand, but the quilting, trellis appliqué and couching are done by machine
Polish your Piecing
One or two days; Skill Level: Intermediate; Hands on class requires sewing machine and fabric. Patterns will be available for purchase, but are not required.
Piecing a complex block does not have to be a complex process. Learn how to accurately piece acute angles and curves using ML’s unique blocks.
Fabric kit is available for one day class: $20
Lectures: 1 hour including trunk show $250
Full Day Workshop: $600 per day plus kit fee (if applicable). Max people 20 people
1/2 day Workshop: $325 plus kit fee (if applicable). Max 20 people
Travel & Accommodations:
Organization is responsible for my travel and room expenses.
Traveling by car – mileage at the federal tax reimbursement rate roundtrip.
Accommodations – Private non-smoking room with own bathroom.
* Please note: Any materials/patterns sent ahead of time per sponsor’s request will include shipping charges.