Catherine Redford

English-born Catherine Redford learned to knit and sew at an early age, keeping her family’s Barbie dolls and action men well dressed. After relocating from London to Naperville, Illinois, she started quilting in 1998 and discovered a new passion in her life. Five years after taking her first quilting class, she began to teach. An award-winning quilter, active member of her local guilds, and popular teacher at local and national levels, Catherine also co-founded the Naperville Modern Quilters Guild.

An author, frequent magazine contributor, and guest on Quilting Arts TV, Catherine has two DVDs on modern machine quilting techniques and a book,Modern Machine Quilting: Make a Perfectly Finished Quilt on Your Home Machine, published in March 2017.

Meeting

The Language of Flowers

April 15, 7PM

The Language of Flowers, includes a wide variety of quilts featuring flowers, many of which are beaded and embellished. Learn the meanings our ancestors ascribed to different blooms and consider why the giving and receiving of quilts is so special to many of us.

Workshop

Steps to Successful Free Motion Quilting

April 17, 9:30AM-4:30PM

Discover the magic of free motion quilting. After drawing our patterns on paper we’ll put the feed dogs down and begin stitching on pre-made quilt sandwiches in a relaxed, no criticism allowed setting. Try lots of different designs to find your personal favorites. This class is designed to give the beginning or hesitant machine quilter a confidence boost, ready to return home and practice. 

Location: TBD

Supply List

Workshop Policies

To sign-up for workshops please use the link above, stop by the Programs Table at any guild meeting, or contact our Programs Chair at programs@nsqg.club. Policies are subject to change without notice.

  • Video or audio recording of class material is strictly prohibited, and may be cause for dismissal from the class without a refund.
  • Workshop reservations are open to members only from July through September, unless otherwise posted.
  • No seat in any workshop is reserved until payment has been received.
  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to in-person classes to set up . For virtual workshops, the link will open approximately 15 minutes prior to class time so you can ensure your connectivity.
  • Cancellation policy: If NSQG cancels the workshop, it is fully refundable to attendees. If participants cancel attendance at a workshop, it is only refundable if the spot can be filled by another attendee.
  • For full day workshops, a lunch break of one hour is included. For in-person workshops, lunch is not included in the price. The programs chair will provide details about food policies at the venue.
  • Be prepared. This includes having all items on the supply list, a sewing machine in good working order, and basic sewing supplies and an extension cord/power strip. Also useful: a small iron and an ironing surface that may be shared with other students..
  • Silence phones during class. If you need to make or take a call, please exit the classroom.
  • Visitors are very distracting and are not allowed other than during the lunch break.
  • If you know you have to leave class early, please try to sit in the back of the room to avoid disturbing the rest of the class.
  • Please refrain from wearing perfume.