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Linda Wagner, May 9, 2022 Speaker and Workshop

Linda Wagner has been making quilts for over 35 years and teaching quilting for over 25 years. Presently, Linda is a lead mechanic with United Airlines. Previously, she taught electronics.

Owning her first sewing machine while in third grade, Linda began making doll clothes, then moved on to making clothes for herself and other family members, randomly altering pattern designs.  While in college she earned a dress maker's certification from Santa Ana College.  Linda's first quilt was made using Eleanor Burns’ techniques that included ripping strips (this was before the rotary cutter was invented).

Things took off at warp speed after joining a quilt guild. Her personal interests gravitate to scrappy quilts.  Many of Linda's quilts contain 100-400 fabrics.  Friends describe her approach to color as “fearless.”

Linda’s lecture, entitled “Edgy,” will be about quilt borders.  Plain or pieced, what will give your quilt the best visual impact and how do you decide?  Inner borders, outer borders, and binding all provide opportunity to add a little pizzazz to the finished product.  For this lecture, 40-50 quilts will demonstrate the options you have as the quilt maker/artist.  Along with decision possibilities, Linda will discuss how to make it “fit.”

Workshop May 10, 2022: Borders

This class will provide inspiration on up to 6 borders that are easy to piece. Yes, piecing again, but this may be just what your quilt needs to give it that WOW factor. Starting with a simple pieced block, you will explore variations of the block. You can bring a quilt top to class and plan a border for it. Check out Linda’s website to view some of the borders on her quilts. https://www.addquilter.com/

Borders Supply List