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Stash Jazz October 2020

Every quilter has a stash of leftovers—orphan blocks, large scraps and even fat quarters of ‘ugly’ fabric. This workshop will help you make a dent in using some of this fabric to create a beautiful modern quilt. The pattern is based on two PIECED blocks. However, you start by improvisationally piecing your stash into complex looking but easy to piece block sections. No partial seams required. The quilt can be made in a scrappy version OR you can use a more coordinated set of scraps and orphan blocks in a selected color palette. I will also show how using a background color in the pieced blocks can create a completely different look for the quilt.

What the class includes:

  • 2 Quilt layouts
  • In the class, you will see me draw from a bag of random scraps real time and see how I use what I have to piece an improvisational block.
  • I’ll demo using orphan blocks including blocks with ‘mistakes’ in them!
  • I’ll demo how to select and place your improvisational blocks in the quilt layout.

You start making this quilt by improvisationally piecing your stash into complex looking but easy to piece block sections. No partial seams required.  The quilt can be made in a scrappy version OR you can use a more coordinated set of scraps and orphan blocks in a selected color palette. I will also show how using a background color in the pieced blocks can create a completely different look for the quilt.

REGISTRATION BUTTON IS BELOW.

Fibonacci #1 October 2020

Do you need  FAST holiday project like a small lap quilt or sets of placemats?    The Fibonacci #1 Quilt class is just the ticket.

This is a Live Online class with lots of time for sewing and sharing your work with fellow students.   The class will be delivered live over Zoom from my studio with breaks for lunch and chocolate snacks (or your own favorite!).

This workshop is a surprisingly easy approach to modern quilting using just a few basic blocks.  Block sizes are based on the Fibonacci sequence, a number series common to many things in nature. Bring your creativity, but don’t worry about the math—I’ve done it all for you! Here’s the crib size version.

In addition to instructions for a full size quilt, I will also provide pattern layouts for making a smaller lapquilt, a set of placemats or a table runner using the same block.

In this workshop, students will:

  • Learn options for fabric selection and placement
  • Learn a fast way to improvisationally piece a center block as shown in this sample quilt [OPTIONS for a pieced center are included]
  • Develop confidence for intuitive design and piecing, alternate grid layouts, and negative space.

By the end of the class, you’ll leave with full instructions for completing the quilt top, the table runner or placemats, and suggestions for quilting your project.

Fibonacci Workshop Supply List

REGISTRATION:  Link to Register is below!

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Creating Great Virtual Guild Programs and Meetings

I’ve been lecturing and teaching virtually for guilds this summer and more events scheduled into the fall and into 2021.  I’ve been noticing that many guild officers and members are searching for tips on how to run guild meetings and programs over zoom so that even ‘low tech’ members can participate and stay engaged.  Click [ …Continue Reading ]

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Live Online Quilt Classes for Guilds and Groups

I am now offering  LIVE online quilt classes, lectures and workshops for Guilds, Shops and Groups over Zoom.This is exciting news in light of the challenges of scheduling face-to-face large group events.  Your organization can bring new learning experiences to each member virtually and they can attend from the comfort of their own home sewing [ …Continue Reading ]

Stash Jazz

A COMBINATION Live class with video tutorials on the prework. The class will be a live session delivered over Zoom with access to a prerecorded video on fabric selection and tips and techniques to complete the project.

Every quilter has a stash of leftovers—orphan blocks, large scraps and even fat quarters of ‘ugly’ fabric. This workshop will help you make a dent in using some of this fabric to create a beautiful modern quilt. The pattern is based on two PIECED blocks. However, you start by improvisationally piecing your stash into complex looking but easy to piece block sections. No partial seams required. The quilt can be made in a scrappy version OR you can use a more coordinated set of scraps and orphan blocks in a selected color palette. I will also show how using a background color in the pieced blocks can create a completely different look for the quilt.

What the class includes:

  • 2 Quilt layouts
  • In the class, you will see me draw from a bag of random scraps real time and see how I use what I have to piece an improvisational block.
  • I’ll demo using orphan blocks including blocks with ‘mistakes’ in them!
  • I’ll demo how to select and place your improvisational blocks in the quilt layout.

You start making this quilt by improvisationally piecing your stash into complex looking but easy to piece block sections. No partial seams required.  The quilt can be made in a scrappy version OR you can use a more coordinated set of scraps and orphan blocks in a selected color palette. I will also show how using a background color in the pieced blocks can create a completely different look for the quilt.

REGISTRATION BUTTON IS BELOW.

Fibonacci #1

A Live Online class with lots of time for sewing and sharing your work with fellow students.   The class will be delivered live over Zoom from my studio with breaks for lunch and chocolate snacks (or your own favorite!).

This workshop is a surprisingly easy approach to modern quilting using just a few basic blocks.  Block sizes are based on the Fibonacci sequence, a number series common to many things in nature. Bring your creativity, but don’t worry about the math—I’ve done it all for you!

In addition to instructions for a full size quilt, I will also provide pattern layouts for making a smaller lapquilt, a set of placemats or a table runner using the same block.

In this workshop, students will:

  • Learn options for fabric selection and placement
  • Learn a fast way to improvisationally piece a center block as shown in this sample quilt
  • Develop confidence for intuitive design and piecing, alternate grid layouts, and negative space.

By the end of the class, you’ll leave with full instructions for completing the quilt top, the table runner or placemats, and suggestions for quilting your project.

Fibonacci Workshop Supply List

REGISTRATION:  Link to Register is below!

Parisian Curves 9 Patch Upscale

Join me and a small group of quilters for a live intensive hands on workshop!  Registration is limited to 8 students per group so that I can give you personal attention and coaching.

Please register for only ONE session.  I will cover the same content in each workshop.

A COMBINATION Live class with video tutorials on the prework. The class will be a live session delivered over Zoom with prerecorded videos on fabric selection and tips and techniques to complete the project.

Class will include a prerecorded video tutorial on working with different color palettes and how to select fabrics, including how to incorporate  ombres, African prints and other large scale prints.

This quilt is a modern take on a classic design.  The familiar 9 Patch block will become a thoroughly modern large scale design.  This is an improvisational piecing project that will give you lots of opportunity to play and have fun!!

Supply List Coming Soon

REGISTER:   Link to Register is below!

Fractured Disappearing 9 Patch

Join me and a small group of quilters for a live intensive hands on workshop!  Registration is limited to 8 students per group so that I can give you personal attention and coaching.

This is a  COMBINATION Live class with video tutorials on the prework. The class will be a live session delivered over Zoom with prerecorded videos on fabric selection and tips and techniques to complete the project. After registration, you will receive information for access to the prerecorded videos.

Students will prepare and bring several  “base” Nine-Patch blocks with them to the class. During the workshop, we will use improvisational cutting and piecing to ‘fracture’ each of the blocks.

Students will also receive instruction for making a 2nd version of this quilt as a bonus pattern.

This is an improvisational piecing project that will give you lots of opportunity to play and have fun!!  I call this improvisational process “fracturing” the block because I use a series of straight cuts to slice apart a pieced block and then sew it back together. Eventually the original nine patch design disappears and an improvisational patch block is what’s left.

This project can be made in any combination of fabrics: bold focus prints; ombres; African prints; modern prints paired with neutral backgrounds and coordinating solids or near-solids. You can also make a patriotic prints version!

SUPPLY LIST COMING SOON

REGISTER:  Link to Register is below!

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Announcing MidCentury Modern Online Class

I am beyond thrilled to announce that I launched my MidCentury Modern Online Quilt Class!  This is an On Demand Quilt Workshop — you have immediate access to all of the course videos and materials immediately after you register.  You can view the video tutorials as soon as you register and view them at your leisure. [ …Continue Reading ]