Free Motion for All

John S. Knight Center 77 E. Mill St. | Akron, OH 44308 77 E. Mill St. | Akron, OH 44308, Akron

The goal: to become confident about choosing and executing quilting motifs which enhance the piecing on a quilt. Sometimes background fillers are the best answer, since they can elevate a quilt, giving it that little extra. Explore how to select, [...]

Urban Garden

John S. Knight Center 77 E. Mill St. | Akron, OH 44308 77 E. Mill St. | Akron, OH 44308, Akron

Urban Garden is one of Nelly’s newest modern designs. The inspiration comes from empty walls of buildings, high and low, that are being transformed into beautiful hanging gardens all throughout the world to help combat pollution. Learn some of the [...]

Fearless Feathers

John S. Knight Center 77 E. Mill St. | Akron, OH 44308 77 E. Mill St. | Akron, OH 44308, Akron

If you’re ready to move to the next level in free-motion quilting, this is the perfect time to do so! Learn to draw and stitch easy feathers of various shapes, and size them to fit in different shapes — just [...]

Sunset #19

John S. Knight Center 77 E. Mill St. | Akron, OH 44308 77 E. Mill St. | Akron, OH 44308, Akron

Sunset #19 is beautiful in its simplicity and is easily created with half-triangle-squares. These shapes are very versatile and the possibilities are endless. However, sewing them together is harder than it looks. Let Nelly show you several ways to make [...]

Sunrise in the Smokies

John S. Knight Center 77 E. Mill St. | Akron, OH 44308 77 E. Mill St. | Akron, OH 44308, Akron

Sunrise in The Smokies creates a lovely display of color and shape in this simple yet elegant modern design. Using a roll of 2.5-inch-wide fabric strips, some white fabric and a few piecing tricks you will be able to stitch [...]