Thornton, CO, July 13, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Long before quilting became an expression of art, quilts were made by English and Dutch settlers and used out of sheer necessity to keep beds warm when homes were not insulated well enough to keep out the cold. During the nineteenth and twentieth century, women would spend much of their time hand sewing quilts for their utilitarian function, having little time to add any artistry to their quilting.
However, quilting today has become an expressive art form, which is why on July 18-19 from 10:00 – 4:00 pm, Above & Beyond Sewing and Vacuum is hosting a 2-day interactive seminar featuring world famous Quilter, Kay Capps Cross.
Cross is not only a masterful quilter, but also an author and a star with the long arm machine. Cross’s 2 day seminar will involve quilting and sewing classes that are intended to teach novice to seasoned quilters how to “listen” to their quilts in order to take them from blah to beautiful.
“I use black and white (with the ever-present dash of vivid color) because it challenges me and seems to work the best for expressing my ideas and spirit,” admits Cross on the Cross Cuts website, “My design ideas come from a desire to honor the things I love – my children, my friends, my family, my surroundings, my life.”
It is with this passion and emotion that Capps Cross is able to inspire others to create beautiful pieces of quilting art through sewing classes around the country and in Thornton and Aurora in July. The two day seminar will utilize Cross’ unique approach and educate attendees on how to perform both basic and advanced creative techniques with various machines, such as the Baby Lock Crown Jewel. In addition, there will also be a heavy focus on tips that are intended to increase long arm knowledge and decision making.
In the past couple of years, quilting has undergone a resurgence because of new modern equipment, like the Baby Lock Crown Jewel and the Tiara, that have made it easy for even the most novice of quilters to take up the craft and produce quality quilt pieces.
The seminar’s instructional value is valued at $199, but Above & Beyond customers who have attended sewing classes in the past and are interested to see what else they can learn from a talented and renowned long arm quilting professional, can visit Above & Beyond Sewing and Vacuum to sign up today for only $59.00.
About Above & Beyond Sewing and Vacuum
Above & Beyond Sewing and Vacuum offers customers products and services specific to sewing and vacuuming. A sample of the services offered at Above & Beyond Sewing and vacuum include vacuum repair services, sewing classes, and repair services for any model of sewing machine or vacuum. Founded in 2005 by Patrick Arnold and Kathryn McMillan, Above & Beyond Sewing and Vacuum has since become one of the largest retail outlets in Colorado for Babylock Sewing Machines and sergers, while offering one of the largest offerings of sewing and quilting classes in Colorado.