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Building on the simple curvy woven background and the Half-Circle Woven landscape techniques, we now are going in full circles! Don't worry if you missed the other classes, you can join in the fun with no prior experience. We will cover weaving techniques, using fusible web and stitching down applique and I'll demo a few fun techniques for creating 3-D objects to place on your new background!

Cost: $ 35.00
Explore thread painting on heavy-weight lutradur. No extra stabilizer needed! And because lutradur doesn't fray or tear, your project can also be 3-D. Create your own design, or purchase a ready-to-paint printed butterfly in two color choices. (easy mailing to Canada!) Thread painting on lutradur is a fun and easy way to play with pretty threads both in the top and bobbin of your machine. Class is $35 and the printed Butterfly is $4. (for a total of $39.00) If you want to add more butterflies to your order you can choose colors and quantities in the class supply section.

Cost: $ 39.00


Monique has been teaching traditional and art quilting techniques for over 12 years
at her home studio, independent quilt shops, festivals, guilds, trade shows and quilt markets.
Her classes always include focus on becoming a more confident quilter
and finding the joy in following your art.


Would you like to book a class or workshop?
CLICK HERE to see a list of workshops and classes available to schedule,
Or use the drop down menu under the Calendar tab
and select 'Sample Classes and Workshops".

If you are interested in booking a class or workshop use the Contact Us tab on the top menu bar.

Upcoming Classes and Events


ON LINE CLASSES NOW AVAILABLE


On Line classes hosted by Ladybug's Cabin

Thread Painted Butterflies
Thread painting on Lutradur

 

Saturday, April 17th 
10am to 1pm (MT time zone)

Explore thread painting on heavy-weight lutradur. No extra stabilizer needed! And because
lutradur doesn't fray or tear, your project can also be 3-D. Create your own design,

or purchase a ready-to-paint printed butterfly in two color choices.

Thread painting on lutradur is a fun and easy way to play with pretty threads  both in the top and bobbin of your machine.

Click here to sign up!



Radiant landscapes and felted creations
Creative Backgrounds: Radiant Landscapes, and
Fabulous Felted Creations
Saturday April 24th  9-12 and 1-4
call 406 535 3122 to find out more and sign up!
Sponsored by Lewistown's Sew Pieceful in Montana

This class is available to take online or in the classroom space at Lewistown's Sew Pieceful quilt store! Monique will be teaching remotely, but the classroom is equipped with large screens for viewing class, and wonderful spaces to work.

 

Radiant Landscapes

The perfect background can turn a beautiful focus art piece into a stunning art piece. In this class we will explore Gloria Loughman's applique tiling technique and discuss how to use different fabrics and colors to create a "light source", giving your work the look of glowing from within. We will cover basic applique techniques, tips and tricks for composition and quilting and finishing ideas. Come play in a new world of coloring with fabric!

In this class we will work on creating a background and discuss options for focal pieces to be featured. A short trunk show will be shown giving examples of different ways this tiling technique can support a variety of projects from landscapes to flowers and fauna. For those students also doing the felting class, you can be creating a background for your felting project to live!


Felted Creations:
The world is full of beautiful fibers just waiting to be part of your next art quilt! In this class we explore the technique of needle-felting to make unique fiber creations, how to add them to your art quilts, and discuss making the perfect quilted background on which to display them. 

 

A short trunk show will be shown during class to show the variety and fun that can be had using this technique. For students taking the morning Radiant Landscape class we will discuss the option of adding your creations to be the focal point of your beautiful new background!



Circle Woven BackgroundQuilted Woven Wonders: Circle weaving
Saturday, May 1st
10am to 1pm (MT time zone)

Building on the simple curvy woven background and the Half-Circle Woven landscape
techniques, we now are going in full circles! Don’t worry if you missed the other classes,
you can join in the fun with no prior experience.
We will cover weaving techniques, using fusible web and stitching down applique
and I'll demo a few fun techniques for creating 3-D objects to place on your new background!

Click here to sign up!



Classes sponsored by The Original Sewing Expo:

To register for these classes visit The Original Sewing Expo site
Classes are recorded and a link to the video of class is available to students for up to one year.

Thread Painted FlowerIntro to Thread Painting
May 22nd (10-2 Mountain time,  12-4 Eastern)
Click HERE to register through Sewing Expo

Give your projects added depth and dimension by using thread to embellish and emphasize your project. Learning to ‘paint’ with thread will help you create unique works of art and will enhance and improve your quilting. You will develop a stronger understanding of the relationship between thread type, weight and needles. Experiment with different stabilizers and lose your fear of adjusting the tension on your machine. During class we will use different threads to embellish a beautiful flower panel to create a lovely wall hanging, throw pillow, or bag. This skill building class will encourage you to drop your feed dogs and expand your creativity. Kit available, or bring your own fabric


 

 

Hollyhock class photoArtful Applique: Hollyhocks
June 19th
Class registration will be open soon!
Explore adding the 3rd dimension to your projects using Terial Magic. Create a beautiful collection of Hollyhocks to brighten up your wall while you learn how easy it is to include 3-D petals. We will also cover some basic fusible applique tips and techniques, stitching and quilting ideas all while you create a garden of fabric flowers! Kits are available in a variety of colors, or you can just get the pattern and shop from your own fabric!


 

 

Examples of Radiant Landscape QuiltsCreative Backgrounds: Creating a Radiant Landscape Quilt
July 24th

Class registration will open soon.

The perfect background can turn a beautiful focus art piece into a stunning art piece. In this class we will explore Gloria Loughman's applique tiling technique and discuss how to use different fabrics and colors to create a "light source", giving your work the look of glowing from within. We will cover basic applique techniques, tips and tricks for composition and quilting and finishing ideas as well as explore using uncommon fibers such as angelina and cheese cloth to create beautiful and unique effects. Come play in a new world of coloring with fabric! Bring your own fabric or purchase optional kit. 

 



Past Classes::::::
 
(want to see one of these offered again? Drop me a note!)


Double Trouble -
Needle-Felted Raccoons on a thread-embellished hollow.
Raccoon class sample
On-line class sponsored by The Original Sewing Expo
March 6th and 13th 

Let your creativity flow as you needle felt two baby raccoons peeking out from a stitched tree hollow in this two-part class. Using wool and felting needles, you will create baby raccoons with dimensionality and expression. You will learn the basics of three-dimensional needle felting, including techniques for molding wool into shapes, different types of wools and their characteristics, and how to choose the best needles for the job. Participants will enjoy exploring basic techniques for creating life-like eyes and incorporating fine details, like whiskers. In the second section, you will stitch a tree trunk and hollow, couching yarn and experiment with adding texture through stitching. You can keep the stitching simple, curving the lines to give the tree character and/or explore decorative and free motion stitching techniques and thread painting to create a wonderfully textured and unique tree hollow for your raccoon creations and explore applique and finishing options.

 

Note: This class will have two sessions (March 6th 11am-1pm and March 13th 11am-1pm). The class fee includes both sessions, and the Zoom link that will be sent in the confirmation email will be used for both sessions.

Click here to register

Radiant Landscapes: Sunset at the Lake
(online)
The perfect background can turn a beautiful focus art piece into a stunning art piece. In this class we will explore Gloria Loughman's applique tiling technique and discuss how to use different fabrics and colors to create a "light source", giving your work the look of glowing from within. We will cover basic applique techniques, tips and tricks for composition and quilting and finishing ideas. Come play in a new world of coloring with fabric! Bring your own fabric or purchase optional kit.
Saturday, January 9, 2021
12:00 PM-4:00 PM  Eastern Time
Click here to register

Sunset at the Lake Class Kit


Creative Backgrounds: Simply Curvy Woven Background (Online)
The perfect background can turn a simple focus piece into a stunning one. Creative Background classes offer a wide variety of techniques (including tiled, mosaic and woven backgrounds) that will widen your options as you create unique and wonderful works of art.  In this class, we will explore creating a simply curvy woven project along with basic stitching and quilting options, add applique and create a stunning curvy background that will give your focal point just the right amount of punch. Bring your own fabric or purchase optional kit.
Saturday, January 23, 2021
12:00 PM-3:00 PM
To register CLICK HERE
Simple Curvy Woven Background Kit

Ba-Da BLING (for Spring!)  (online)
Explore different ways to add sparkle, shine, and fun to your quilting and sewing projects. Embellishments are a quick and easy way to jazz up wall hangings, table runners, quilts, or even give your favorite garment or bag a new look. In this class we'll embellish with Angelina, deco foil, Lutradur and fabric treated with Terial Magic™ to create a cute little spring wall hanging perfect to hang in your home or office to add a little extra shine to your life!
Class Kit

Saturday, February 6, 2021
12:00 PM-3:00 PM (Easter Time)
To Register CLICK HERE

Ba Da Bling for Spring Kit

Creative Backgrounds: Half Circle Woven Landscape  (online)
Continue to build your Creative background skills with Monique’s Half-Circle Woven Landscape. Learn techniques that will expand your options as you create unique and wonderful works of art. Skills like basic stitching and quilting, and applique will also be covered, incorporating Monique's great tips for each. You may never stitch in a straight line again!  Class Kit
Saturday, February 20, 2021
12:00 PM-3:00 PM  (Easter Time)
Click HERE to register

woven landscape class kit
 


What's Up Buttercup
ARTFUL APPLIQUE: WHAT'S UP BUTTERCUP?
Saturday, Oct 31st  10:00-2:00 (Mountain Time)
Brighten up your day with this whimsical three-dimensional wall hanging. Monique will cover some basic fusible applique tips and techniques, stitching and quilting ideas and explore the option of adding a third dimension to your projects using Terial Magic™ and Heat Moldable batting.  Kits are available or bring your own fabric (see supply list for details). We've even put together special 'embellishment' kits that included treated fabric and heat moldable batting to do the 3D elements.
CLICK HERE to register through Sewing Expo



Choir of Poppies
ARTFUL APPLIQUE: CHOIR OF POPPIES  
Saturday, November 14th  10-2 (Mountain time)
While creating this beautiful poppy wall hanging, we will cover some basic fusible applique tips and techniques, stitching and quilting ideas and explore the option of adding a third dimension to your projects using Terial Magic™. Brighten up your wall with this wall hanging and learn how easy it is to include 3-D petals in your quilted wall art as you create your own garden of fabric flowers! Kits are available in a variety of colors, or bring your own fabric (see supply list for details).
CLICK HERE to register through Sewing Expo


iNTRO TO THREAD PAINTING
INTRO TO THREAD PAINTING
Saturday, December 12th  10:00 to 2:00 (Mountain Time)
Give your projects added depth and dimension by using thread to embellish and emphasize your project. Learning to ‘paint’ with thread will help you create unique works of art and will enhance and improve your quilting. You will develop a stronger understanding of the relationship between thread type, weight and needles. Experiment with different stabilizers and lose your fear of adjusting the tension on your machine. During class we will use different threads to embellish a beautiful flower panel to create a lovely wall hanging, throw pillow, or bag. This skill building class will encourage you to drop your feed dogs and expand your creativity. Kits available, or bring your own fabric (see supply list for details).
CLICK HERE to register through Sewing Expo




2020
WE APPRECIATE YOUR UNDERSTANDING AS WE NAVIGATE THE NEED TO RESCHEDULE IN-PERSON EVENTS DUE TO COVID-19 VIRUS. KEEP QUILTING AND STAY HEALTHY!
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Teakettle Annual Quilt Show -- CANCELED
Saturday, April 18th 
9am - 3:45pm
Ladybug's Cabin Booth

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Lewistown's Sew Pieceful
Phone(406) 535-3122
TBA 

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Livingston Quilt Guild
Trunk Show: TBA
Radiant Landscapes: TBA
Ba-Da Bling: TBA


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Ladybug's Cabin Booth Example
June 12th and 13th ---CANCELED
Bigfork Quilt Show

Bigfork Junior High School
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Machine Quilting
Drummond MT
TBD
Bear and his small singer sewing machine

Discover the possibilities of machine quilting with your own machine. We will discuss threads, needles, different battings and so much more. This is a skill-building class that will encourage you to drop your shoulders as well as your feed dogs. Take the next step to finishing your projects!
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Parker Piece Keepers Quilters Guild
Aurora, CO

Lecture: Follow Your Art
June 23rd 2020
Ladybug's Cabin Logo

Woven Wonders Workshop
June 24th 2020
Woven Wonders Class Examples
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Quilters Above the Clouds Quilt Guild
Woodland Park, CO
Red flower thread painting class example
Thread Art Trunk Show
Friday, June 26th

Intro to Thread Painting:
 

Give your projects added depth and dimension by using thread to embellish and emphasize or even create an entire focus piece out of thread.  This is a skill building class that will help you engage your creativity and drop your feed dogs. 

Learning to ‘paint’ with thread will help you create unique works of art, enhance and improve your quilting, develop a stronger understanding of the relationship between thread type and weight with the corresponding appropriate needles for your machine, experiment with different stabilizers and lose your fear of adjusting the tension on your machine. *kits available
Saturday, June 27th 10-5

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Presentation for Alpine Weaves and Spinners Guild
Nov 18th  (TBD)