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Using only paper and pencils - no computers required! - I will walk students through a series of worksheet exercises that mimic the programming language I use to generate my quilt patterns. By using controlled elements in a random way, each participant will end up with a unique quilt pattern layout - no two Chaos Quilts are the same!
As a group, we’ll discuss design flow and tweak our individual layouts. Then we’ll cut fabrics and work on piecing our designs, using provided block-building instructions. At the end of the class, each participant will leave with their own random geometric quilt design and will have the knowledge required to complete the project. This full-day session allows time for drafting, design and initial block construction.
Sign-up starts Members 3/28/2021 and Non-Members 4/28/20
Using The Weight of Love Pattern. The Weight of Love pattern is made up of hexagon, half-hex and equilateral triangle pieces. The skill-builder in this class is piecing with the Y-seam method.
We’ll spend the day making the Weight of Love your very own by customizing it with your selection of solids and/or print fabrics. All participants will get a good start on the project and leave the class with the knowledge to complete the quilt at home.
Virtual Lecture - A Journey in Quilting with Code
Libs Elliott is known for using computer code and algorithms to create her random quilt patterns. Libs will discuss her ongoing exploration of how technology can transform a traditional craft into modern, functional art. She will show examples of her work, give attendees a peek into her design process and speak about her quilting journey thus far
6:30 Meet and Greet
6:45 Announcements by the President
7:00 Libs Elliott (questions via chat)
After presentation she will answer the chat questions.
No educational session in July - have a nice vacation.
In this virtual workshop we will review the basics of direct dye color application while focusing on creating pattern on fabric using simple, readily available or easy-to-make tools.
Like all my virtual offerings, this workshop combines in-class instruction, and comprehensive emailed hand-outs allowing you to not only replicate the techniques learned in class, but fostering individual exploration and experimentation.
Sign-up starts Members 06/10/21 and Non-Members 07/10/21
Learn to create pattern and add color on fabric with soy wax resist and dye.
This workshop will cover wax preparation, patterning tools and possibilities, direct dye application, curing your fabric, and wax removal. With this information, you can craft one-of-a-kind fabric for virtually any project. Though we will work with cotton, this workshop will also discuss using this process in combination with rayon, linen, and heavier fabrics such as canvas.
Through a combination of in-class instruction, PDFs , and pre-recorded videos, I will walk you through your first explorations of dyeing and patterning with wax resist.
Virtual Lecture - Dying to Make
Whether for personal or business reasons, I sew a variety of things, from garments to quilts to home wares. Beyond my personal aesthetic, the unifying element for these disparate items is they are crafted in and informed by my passion for hand patterned and dyed fabric. That's where all my creations begin and oftentimes, where I draw inspiration.
In this lecture, I'll walk you through my process from gathering patterning inspiration to project selection and discuss why working this way may yield a more sustainable making practice.
7:00 Malka Dubrawsky (questions via chat)
During these times the Educational Sessions are virtual and the speaker is announced month by month.
Explore the possibilities of colour expression and free-cutting while you create this wonky, nested Courthouse Step quilt (reminiscent of paper lanterns) in your own personal colour story. We’ll work intuitively from the centre out, creating a dynamic quilt with loads of personality. There will be no squaring up with this one -- instead Krista will show you how to “build out”, finding the fit between adjacent blocks and using up all of our scraps in the process.
As in all of her workshops, Krista will share loads of tips while encouraging all students to find confidence in new techniques that will inform their pursuit of designing original quilts. Put your traditional quilting skills to work and explore improvisational design and piecing in a fun, supportive environment.
Quilt size: wall hanging to lap size depending on the amount of fabric you start with. A collection of 18-25 F8's for wall hanging or 18-25 FQ's for large lap to single size (consider solids or reads-as-solids, woven shirts or small prints) plus 1 FQ contrast colour for block centres is recommended.
Think of this class as speed dating with improvisational piecing techniques that include curves and free-cutting. It will be fast-paced and a lot of fun: several techniques are introduced and demonstrated one after the other with very little time to second guess, stress or obsess over perfection. Every student will end up with a unique, original improv sampler quilt! The focus here is to explore line, shape and happenstance in abstract design, so keep things simply graphic by using solid-coloured fabrics in black, white and one pop of colour.
In the afternoon, Krista will share design wall tips to jigsaw the improv elements together, seeking balance and creative design opportunities. Some pre-cutting is required.
This Zoom class combines pre-recorded technique videos with live instruction/support from Krista throughout the class.
Quilt Size: without borders, approximately 20" x 20". Fabric required: 1/2 yard black, 1/2 yard white, FQ colour (all solids or reads-as-solids).
Virtual Lecture - Poppyprint: The Search for Signature Style
As a traditionally-informed modern quilter, Krista has explored many different styles and techniques since she began quilting in 2000. In this photo-rich presentation, Krista shares simple yet effective strategies that have worked for her in the search for a unique creative voice while remaining connected to myriad inspiration sources like print and social media, quilt shows, conferences, local quilts shops and guilds.
7:00 Krista Hennebury (questions via chat)
The guild’s annual Show and Tell - more details will be announce in the fall of 2021.
No educational session in December - Happy Holidays
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