Design Your Own Nature Quilt
2 Day Workshop
Class sample: Cosmo Cotillion
Note: Your quilt will look nothing like the class sample, since you’ll design it from your own photo
This class will help take the fear out of design. Using your own nature photo, you’ll learn how to interpret it in fabric. Multiple group and solo exercises will give you the skills and confidence you need to start your own design. A raw edge collage technique will ensure maximum flexibility and speedy results.
These are just a few of the things you’ll be learning:
Note: No artistic skills are needed, but artistic courage is required.
January 16 and 17, 2019
Wednesday and Thursday
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Members $95...Plus kit fee $5 (will collect in advance and pay to Ellen)
Nonmembers $115 beginning at evening meeting Dec 11
Signups begin at the November evening meeting Nov 13, room 107
Limit 17 Students
6-hour workshop / Intermediate level
Kimberly's most popular class; this one sells out wherever she teaches it! All it takes are 40 – 2½” strips from a purchased precut bundle or strips cut from your own stash, plus one background fabric and the diamond design possibilities are practically endless! Kimberly will teach you how to strip-piece and cut diamond building blocks from strips using either her EZ Jelly Roll Ruler or new Precision Precuts Ruler with no “Y” or set-in seams. You’ll design your own unique Lone Starburst variation quilt! The first part of the class focuses on accurate and efficient cutting and piecing of the diamond units and the latter part of the class will focus on design elements and the almost limitless possibilities for designing your own layout using your diamond units. The real magic comes from the fact that the quilt is assembled with straight-set blocks, not diamond wedges or blocks on point. This is an eye-opening class for anyone who wants to create a one-of-a-kind quilt with a Lonestar twist!
Wednesday February 20, 2019
9 AM to 4 PM
Signups at December 11 HolidayParty
Signups begin January 15
The Starch Hand Applique Method
Sylvi’s unique prepared edge hand applique technique was born of her frustration with traditional needle turn and backbasting techniques that were difficult to master. A simple flower pattern will be offered to teach you the basics of her method using lots of bright fabrics as found in Kaffe Fassett and similar modern designers’ collections. See examples of Sylvi’s modern Baltimores and other projects at her web site. Come prepared with colorful scraps and a neutral background.
Saturday March 16, 2019
9 AM to 3 PM
Signups begin January 15
Signups begin February 19
Limit 12 Students