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Becoming a Brilliant Binder - Zoom workshop with Debbie Wendt

  • September 30, 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • ONLINE (Workshop is "live online" and not recorded)
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Becoming a Brilliant Binder 

Zoom workshop with Debbie Wendt

Perfect bindings every time!  Learn perfect mitered corners and no fuss end seams with Debbie’s Brilliant Bindings© tool and technique.  Make samples of continuous straight-of-grain and bias binding for straight and curved edges.  Stitching the binding to the back will be done by hand and machine.  Plus, bind a journal cover incorporating all steps.

Workshop fee: $30 for NMQA members, $50 for non-members.

Kit fee: $25 payable to instructor.  Included in the required kit are all quilted pieces and binding fabrics, Brilliant Bindings tool and instructions, and journal cover pieces and binding.

Debbie designed the tool “Brilliant Bindings”.  In 1999, a dear quilting friend Lil Griffin showed her a binding ending technique so the seam was the same as all others in a continuous binding.  She made her own template to simplify the process and used it to teach others for years.  She was encouraged to put the idea into form and had Brilliant Bindings made in 2007.

Her Brilliant Bindings tool shape, a trapezoid, proved to be a great jumping off point for many unique quilt patterns.  Any of her patterns with "Brilliant" or "Tool" in the title use Brilliant Bindings as a cutting template to make the quilt.

Debbie has combined her passion for sewing, quilting and teaching into a business that is truly on the go; Wendt QuiltingDebbie is a home economics teacher by profession.  This midwest girl began quilting in 1986 after taking a Continuing Education class.  Sewing has always been at the top of her list of what defines her.  Growing up, she was enthralled with her grandmothers and their abilities as seamstresses.  When fitting clothes took the fun out of the sewing, she turned to quilting.  It was a great way to collect fabric and continue using her sewing skills.  

NMQA Cancellation Policy:  If NMQA cancels a workshop, you will receive a refund of the workshop fee via U.S. mail. However, due to contract obligations with instructors, NMQA is unable to provide refunds if you cancel your participation in a workshop and the Guild is not able to fill your place from a waiting list.

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