Students of any drawing level are invited to join Rebecca Ringquist for this full-day workshop exploring drawing techniques for machine embroidery. We will warm up by sketching on paper using blind contour techniques, drawing from both life and memory. After an hour or so of fast drawings on paper, we will move on to translating these techniques into drawing with needles and thread. A variety of transfer techniques will be demonstrated and employed. Emphasis will be on experimentation and fast sample making. If you have been looking for a way to loosen up and add imagery and meaning to your quilts, this is your class!
Jen Carlton Bailly presents her new workshop One Curve, Five Blocks, Hundreds of Ideas to PMQG. In this class you'll take a simple curved block and mix it up, using all different methods of patchwork. You'll explore improv, slice & insert, curve in a curve, curved half square triangles, and patchwork. Once the blocks are sewn up, you’ll explore different ways to put the finished blocks together to create a design that’s uniquely yours!
Learn an alternative to hand piecing clamshells, by learning to piece these big, bold and fun clamshells with your sewing machine. Learn the tricks and tips to piece your very own 8” or 12” Glam Clam Quilt in any quilt size that you’d like without pins and without ironing!
Rocket 88 by Latifah Saafir
*pictured quilt is 1/X by Stephanie Ruyle