Workshops

Diane Kirkhart

Resilience

Millefiori (Thousand Flowers)


Diane Kirkhart will teach us one Millefiori rosette (block), which is a part of the quilt known as La Passacaglia as found in the book, Millefiori Quilts, by Willyne Hammerstein. The techniques taught will work for all English Paper Piecing. Although the focus of the workshop will be on hand piecing, machine piecing will be discussed. Using acrylic templates, she will show us how to fussy cut for this style of quilt. The quilt shown here is one rosette, Resilience, which makes a great wall quilt by itself. If you would like to make the full quilt, the one rosette we make can be the beginning of your first Millefiori Quilt! A pattern for one rosette will be provided at the workshop. See more examples of Millefiori Quilts on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/susiemdowney/millefiori-quilts/ and on Diane Kirkhart’s website: www.dianekirkhart.com.


Wednesday April 16, 2019

9 AM to 4 PM

Members: $40

Signups begin February 19

Nonmembers: $50

Signups begin March 19

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Mary Kerr

Vintage blocks, placed twisted on a teal background.

Twist and Shout


This fast-paced workshop encourages participants to showcase vintage quilt blocks or fragments of old quilts into a contemporary quilt. Vintage blocks of any size are set with a twisted template into an exciting new setting. Bring your own vintage blocks and fragments, or you may purchase a kit of your choice in class. The finished size will vary depending on the size of the blocks and how many you may have. Enjoy quilts from Mary’s book, Recycled Hexies and become inspired to create your own treasured pieces.


Mary Kerr’s website:  www.marywkerr.com


Wednesday May 22, 2019

9 AM to 4 PM

Members: $40

Signups begin March 19

Nonmembers: $50

Signups begin April 16

Maria Shell

Modern Quilts by Maria Shell

RIFFING ON TRADITION…

Exploring Design Elements with Maria Shell


  

Create your own fun ‘riffs’ on a traditional pattern. The workshop begins with a presentation of design elements as line, shape, pattern, composition, motion, and color. We will look at a variety of quilts from all traditions to see how the makers use design elements to create original compositions. Using a block of your choice, we will explore ways to work with a single traditional quilt block. We are going to be deconstructing, repeating, elongating, multiplying and blowing up your favorite quilt block. From there, students will begin to stitch their own riffed block.

To learn more about this workshop, please visit Maria Shell’s blog post when she taught this workshop at Hello Stitch in Berkeley, California. 


Maria Shell's website: www.mariashell.com


Wednesday June 19, 2019

9 AM to 4 PM

Members: $40

Signups begin April 16

Nonmembers: $50

Signups begin May 21

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