Jacquie and I will be hooking up today at 3pm for a book signing at the Interweave (F+W) booth here in Portland at Market. I’ll hope to get an updated photo today.
I wanted to drop a late minute reminder to those of you thinking of attending our workshops at Island Quilter this Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday that there are a couple spots left. Lodging is available (in fact Jacquie and I will be staying at Camp Burton too!) Really hope you can come take in a class and some time on the island.
Quilting Modern Workshops at Island Quilter on Vashon Island May 20th, 21st and 22nd are up on the website!
Please be sure to check the current ferry schedule for departure times and which terminal location is best for you.
Here’s the line-up:
Monday, May 20th from 10am-5pm/snacks and light lunch included.
Join authors Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen for a full day workshop focusing on the improvisational Slice and Insert piecing technique from their book Quilting Modern: Techniques and Projects for Improvisational Quilts. Learn the basic technique and a new adaptation, a foolproof strategy for matching inserts, simple techniques for adding complexity to a design as well as how to work with even width and wedge shaped inserts. Combine simple sewing with a new skill and create your own linear design. Katie and Jacquie will share quilts from the book as well as new designs to inspire you.
Tuesday, May 21st from noon-6pm/snacks included
Love hexagons, but dread hand piecing? Love sewing hexagons by machine, but find marking tedious? Be prepared to love machine-piecing hexagons and master the dreaded Y-seam with ease. Students will make the All Hexagons All the Time lap-sized quilt and sew all those hexagons with no marking. In addition Katie and Jacquie will teach a quick and easy technique for cutting all those hexagons in no time.
Wednesday, May 22nd from 10am-5pm/snacks and light lunch included.
Step into the present with this modern version of crazy piecing from the Going Crazy Chapter in Quilting Modern: Techniques and Projects for Improvisational Quilts. Katie and Jacquie’s free-flowing take on this technique will leave you inspired to find a place for crazy-piecing in every project! Once you’ve mastered the technique, we’ll focus on finding a place for those crazy pieced sections in your quilt. Jacquie and Katie will share multiple projects to spark your creativity and set you on the path to your own crazy-pieced design.
We’re really looking forward to these workshops!