Linda Wagner

Linda Wagner has been making quilts for over 35 years and teaching quilting for over 25 years and her personal interests gravitate to scrappy quilts. Presently Linda is a lead mechanic with United Airlines. Previously she taught electronics. Linda is a N.A.T.S. certified teacher.

Owning her first sewing machine while in third grade, Linda began making doll clothes, moved on to making clothes for herself and other family members randomly altering pattern designs.  While in college she earned a dress maker's ceritification from Santa Anna College.  Linda's first quilt was made using Eleanor Burns techniques that included ripping strips (this was before the rotary cutter was invented). Things took
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off at warp speed after joining a quilt guild. Linda's favorite part of guild was show and tell. Needing to try a lot of what she saw soon earned her the nick name addquilter. Many of Linda's quilts contain 100-400 fabrics.  Many friends describe her approach to color as fearless.

Linda teaches like she would like to be taught. Students receive extensive notes and can reference large charts. All students receive individual help.  In classes with demos, demos are repeated multiple times so each student has opportunity to grow comfortable with the technique. There are always extra quilts shown only in the workshop. Have quilts will travel.


Thursday, June 27th


In this trunk show, Linda illustrates the options you have when it comes to borders.  Borders can be what defines your quilt and gives it real visual impact. Do not settle for the quick and dirty.  A little extra piecing can create tremendous attention getting results! 


Saturday, June 29th


You’ve finished your blocks and the quilt is done....oh you actually expect me to sew the blocks together - AND it needs a border. So, you just cut an interesting fabric into larger strips add it on all sides and call it done. If this describes your quilt making, you are missing an opportunity to add a little extra to your quilt and create something stunning. Our class will explore options that use simple techniques to create the WOW factor.  In class we will learn a method for making a simple block. These blocks could be used to make a quilt, but we will focus on how they can make stunning borders.

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