Ozark Folk Center State ParkMountain View, AR, United States

Ozark Spring Quilt Retreat - Free Motion Quilting on Your Domestic Machine

By Ozark Folk Center State Park (other events)

Thu, May 4 2023 9:00 AM CST Sat, May 6 2023 4:00 PM CST

Total Cost of class - $202.75  Registration fee $37.75. Teacher reserve $50, Class fee $115. Supply list will be emailed after you register.

Registration deadline April 22, 2023.


  Learn the basics of Free Motion Quilting on your domestic sewing machine! This class/workshop will include the following:

  •    .  What threads and needles work best for your machine
  •    .   Working with cotton/poly batting and all poly batting
  •    .   Marking your quilt and marking tools
  •    .   Learn hand & machine stitch co-ordination -------machine tension
  •    .   Practice the Stippling design
  •    .   Practice the “L” & “E” designs
  •    .   Practice the “Teardrop” design
  •    .   Practice the “Swirl” design
  •    .   Practice the “Basket Weave” design

   All of these practice designs will be done on practice quilt sandwiches. Once you have learned how to complete some of these designs and feel confident enough to quilt, you can start quilting on a sample project that you bring from home!

   You will need a machine that allows you to drop the feed dogs. You will need the darning foot or hopping foot for your machine. For the Basket Weave design you will need a walking foot. A complete supply list will be sent to you when you register with me.

    This will be a work at your own pace class!  If we have time for more involved designs,  we will try them out!

    Skill Level:  Beginner Machine Quilter ---- You do need to know how to use your machine!!

 Won't it be great to quilt your own quilts!!  Come join us for a good time!

  A  $50.00 teacher reserve deposit should be mailed directly to me. (if the class is canceled for any reason, I will refund this deposit to you.)

  I will send your supply list once I receive this deposit. Please send your reserve as early as possible so you will have plenty of time to gather your fabrics. The remainder of the class fee - $115.00 – is to be paid on the 1st day of class. You may pay by cash or check. Make check payable to me – Daphne Higginbotham.

      You must register with the Ozark Folk Center, also. Class size is limited.

 Please call me 870-213-6012 if you have questions. This is my cell and if I don't answer, PLEASE LEAVE A VOICE MAIL. (You can send me a text, also, if you want).  My email is : [email protected]

  I look forward to seeing you and Happy Quilting!!

Daphne Higginbotham         PO Box 2360,    Mountain View, AR 72560

Looking for lodging? The Cabins at Dry Creek are located in the park just down the hill from your classroom. These comfortable climate-controlled duplex rooms are newly remodeled and offer a private bathroom, queen-sized beds, microwave and refrigerator. We offer discounts for students staying 3 or more nights. Call 870-269-3871 to book your room.

This class is for students 18 and up.



Ozark Folk School classes are for students 16 and up.