Workshops

Maria Shell June 19, 2019

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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Karen Overton August 21, 2019

Quilt with tumbling triangles

Tumbling Triangles

with Karen Overton


Tumbling Triangles is a pattern, a Studio 180 Design, that allows for quilts in six sizes ranging from 13" x 13" up to 80" x 80". This modern quilt is made by combining two contrasting fabrics to create triangles tumbling down the quilt. Regardless of quilt size chosen, two basic units make up the quilt, a Square and the V-Block Unit. The V-Block Unit is made using a ruler called the V-Block Trimmer. The cost of the pattern and a V-Block Trimmer ruler is $34.00. Karen provided a detailed Supply List which shows fabric requirements and width of strips needed for the various quilt sizes. 


Karen Overton's website:

www.thequiltrambler.com


Wednesday, August 21, 2019

9 AM to 4 PM


Members $40

Nonmembers $50

Supply List

Velda Newman September 18, 2019

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 CREATING TEXTURE AND FORM 

  machines techniques with Velda Newman 

 

Nature is an endless source of beauty and inspiration. With this in mind, learn how to get rid of the “flat look” and turn fabric into something more interesting. These easy machine stitching techniques can be used for quilts and clothing. There is no ‘prep work’ involved. Be sure to collect the items on the Supply List. Students will spend the day making samples of the different machine stitching techniques that Velda uses in making her own work. You will work from a design sheet she provides. The class is fast-paced and everyone will have lots of samples to take home and apply to their own work.


 Velda Newman’s website: www.veldanewman@mac.com. 


  

Wednesday September September 18, 2019

9 AM to 4 PM

Members: $40

Signups begin July 16

Nonmemers: $50

Signups begin August 20

Supply List