Online Quilting Classes with Ricky Tims

LocoMotion: Conquering Curves 2023A


SOLD OUT Break free from blocks and sewing straight seams in the very popular and fun online class. Learn curved piecing and a precision technique without quarter-inch seams.

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This is Part 1 of Ricky's LocoMotion: Conquering Curves class. Students who complete this class will be offered the opportunity to take MoLocoMotion—an advanced continuation of this course. LocoMotion is a prerequisite to taking MoLocoMotion. Watch the trailer (above) and view the gallery to see the success of previous students.

Starts April 5th, 2023 - see schedule below.

Early-bird enrollment discount $50 off the regular price through March 15.
Regularly $179
NOW only $129 through March 15th.

Created as an online class in 2022, LocoMotion has quickly become one of Ricky's most popular classes, having completed four previous sold out sessions.

Break free from blocks and sewing straight seams. Find freedom in curved piecing and learn a precision technique without using quarter-inch seams. This is a design-it-yourself class that is presented with LIVE interactive sessions. If you can't attend live, you will still have full access to all sessions - forever - and you will still get personal suggestions and guidance from Ricky.  LIVE sessions are recorded, posted, and then available forever. If you have to miss a session, no problem—you'll have access to it anytime...forever.

The gist of this class is for each person to create an original, curve-pieced, artful quilt—a wall-quilt—that is innovative and aesthetically pleasing featuring curves, orbs, and other non-traditional designs. It will not feature squares, triangles, etc, which are common for patchwork designs.

The class project is for learning purposes and will inspire you to make something more complex at a later date. Not only will you learn to design using pieced curves, you'll learn Ricky's easy, no-pins technique to accurately reproduce your design in fabric. It is vital that you enter class with the understanding that you are creating a class project - not your next masterpiece. Simplicity and do-ability will be strongly recommended and encouraged. A project that can be created and finished within the class time frame is vital.

As a bonus, you will explore ways to create transparency in your design. Set your doubts and fears aside. This will be surprisingly easy and you’ll be going crazy for curves going forward.

Students will see what the others are doing, and ideas will be shared. You will receive written suggestions and critiques and can expect to draw inspiration from other students for ideas and suggestions.

Each student will access downloadable PDFs that contain pertinent class information and instructions. 

Sessions will be presented via Zoom. No additional software is required.

There will be LIVE sessions via Zoom on the following dates. Sessions run from 30-minutes to one hour as needed. Please note that the first three class dates are spaced closely within the first week... and then more time is allotted between classes to allow for sewing progress. Each student will post photos of their progress. The entire class sees everyone's progress and everyone sees Ricky's comments and suggestions.

Wednesday April 5, @9AM Mountain

Thursday April 6, @9AM Mountain

Monday April 10, @9AM Mountain

Thursday April 13, @9AM Mountain

Monday April 17, @9AM Mountain

Monday May 1, @9AM Mountain - Final Showcase

This is not a problem. The Zoom sessions are recorded and will be posted within 2-3 hours of the conclusion of each Zoom session. You can watch them and proceed at your own pace. Even if you cannot participate on the days listed above, you have full access to the lessons forever and can go at your own pace if that is preferred. Ricky provides personal written comments on submitted images, not during the LIVE sessions. So you will get your evaluations in writing as class progresses.

The class is presented with LIVE Zoom sessions that are recorded. In the event you cannot attend the LIVE session, the video will be posted for your review. All sessions, information, links, and videos are yours forever. You can review the course anytime, as often as you wish—forever!

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Included in the Class

8 video lessons
2 lesson downloads