STUDIO 180 DESIGN Gail Heller was trained as a certified Studio 180 Design Instructor by Deb Tucker to teach her techniques and patterns. Some of the options available to quilt shops and quilt guilds are:
Trunk show/talk: A one to one and a half hour journey looking at traditional precision piecing and the transition to the Studio 180 way of quilting. A brief history of how Deb Tucker founded Studio 180 and her goal to make quilting as easy and fun as possible while producing beautiful products. Available in person or by Zoom.
Classes: Gail has taught a variety of Studio 180 pattern and technique classes. Contact us to determine what class(es) are best for your shop or guild.
Aurifilosophy Lecture and Workshop
Lecture: Gail Heller is a certified Aurifilosopher. Gail will give a live power point lecture and will provide you with great insights into Aurifil’s history, the production process for Aurifil threads and will help you to understand what makes Aurifil what is arguably the best thread for your quilting and embroidery projects. Did you know that the major European fashion houses use Aurifil thread when sewing their couture gowns and bags? Gail will share this bit of information and much more during the lecture. Gail will also discuss the various thread weights and how you should use them for various projects: piecing, machine and hand embroidery, hand stitching/big stitching and needlepoint will all be discussed. Throughout the evening, Gail will share many photos of projects and will also share a fun video from a couture fashion house
Workshop: In this 3 hour workshop, Gail will lead participants as they curve piece a neutral background upon which they will experiment with all weights of Aurifil thread for piecing, quilting, thread painting and simple embroidery embellishment.