Ready to tackle that pile of finished quilt tops? This is the perfect class for you! You will
learn how to prepare your quilt top, mark designs for quilting, choose batting and backing fabrics, baste, and
picking the perfect thread to stitch it all together. Bring a pieced quilt top, if desired, to explore ideas and
approaches to finishing your first quilt.
• How to prep your quilt top and backing for loading
• How to select, resize using Quilter’s Assistant Proportional Scale, audition and mark quilt designs
• Batting choices
• Threads, needles and tension
• Basic free-motion quilting
Adam Rateliff grew up in a family full of fiber artists. His grandmother could create
anything with a needle and embroidery floss; his mother was a very talented sewist,
especially with garments and costumes. He remembers, at a young age, sitting and
watching his mother create, and one day asked her to teach him how to sew. He has
retained those skills and built on them throughout his life, knowing he could make
anything he might need on the sewing machine.
Adam began quilting in 2012, and as a beginner, he was in awe of longarm quilting
machines, imagining what it would be like to have the freedom of finishing his
quilting projects himself, and the creativity it would inspire. After much thought, and
some good friends for support, he purchased a HQ Infinity? with Pro-Stitcher?, and
has been quilting professionally ever since.
Adam enjoys teaching quilting classes at local shops, guilds, and in his home studio.
His passion is paper piecing and he enjoys seeing others get excited about it along
with him. He also spends time helping and encouraging other longarm owners to
step out of their comfort zone, whether it be with rulers, free motion quilting, or
creatively blending Pro-Stitcher designs with free motion work. He loves to show
other Handi Quilter owners how to navigate around their machines and help them
build confidence in their adventure. Adam is also a member of the Handi Quilter
A native of California, he currently resides in Oregon with his family and their dogs.
He loves the beauty and inspiration the Pacific Northwest provides on a daily basis.
You can view Adam?s work at www.coveredwagonquilting.com. You can also find him
on Facebook as Covered Wagon Quilting, and as @jadm22 on Instagram.