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September 23, 24 and 25, 2021
Portland Expo Center
Portland, Oregon


Machine Crazy

Create a block by machine while learning the technique of crazy quilting. Melody will steer you through the sea of threads available to today’s crazy quilters and machine sewers. Learn easy ways to make a bow, how to create texture with ribbons and lace, all by machine!

Melody's website

Please bring: sewing machine (bring machine manual and all attachments including extension table).

regular foot and embroidery foot (open toe, if you have one)

extra bobbins, 2 or 3

machine needles: Embroidery 75/11 & 90/14, Metafil/Metallic 80/12, Top Stitch 100/16

fabric scissors with sharp point, pins

marking pencil—a color you can see and is easy to remove

large eyed hand needle (for hiding the ends of the thread)

rotary cutter, ruler and mat

threads- and embellishments—see Melody’s supply list on our website for thread suggestions

medium weight stabilizer—2 pieces 13" square

fabrics: For one 12" block bring 15 to 25 4" x 10" strips in a variety of colors or just one, and in a variety of textures. Remember that your stitches show better on plainer fabrics.

Skill Details:
All levels
Instructor Name:
Melody Crust
Instructor Bio:
Melody is a nationally known fabric artist who loves all things shiny. Her award winning work has been shown in many juried shows and exhibitions. As an active promoter of every facet of the quilting world, Melody co-founded QuiltFest, and has judged and curated regional and national exhibitions. Melody brings her natural teaching ability and contagious enthusiasm to quilters across the country. Her popular lectures and workshops are always well received.

Machine Crazy

$ 95.00
Includes free one-day admission ticket to the show (Thursday to Saturday)