Open Quilting Studio Dates
at Make*Do*Mend (sign-up encouraged)
Wednesday Night, July 30th and August 17th from 5-9pm
Wednesday Day, August 13th and 27th from 11am-3pm
All Day All Night Opening Studio at Island Quilter on Vashon tba.
Experience Level: All levels welcome, however some machine experience is strongly encouraged.
::Add It Up::
::Improvisational Slice and Insert Technique::
Saturday, August 2nd. Sponsored by the Association of Pacific West Quilters at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma.
Join author Katie Pedersen for a full day workshop focusing on the improvisational Slice and Insert piecing technique from her book Quilting Modern: Techniques and Projects for Improvisational Quilts. Learn the basic technique, 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 will share quilts from the book as well as new designs to inspire you.
::Stitch and Flip Triangles::
Sunday, August 3rd. Sponsored by the Association of Pacific West Quilters at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma.
Take triangles to a whole new level with this modern, improvisational version of triangles from the ‘To the Point’ chapter in Quilting Modern: Techniques and Projects for Improvisational Quilts. Katie’s free-flowing take on this technique will leave you inspired to design an endless amount of quilts! Katie will share multiple projects to spark your creativity and set you on the path to your own stitch-and-flip triangle design.
::Free Motion Quilting Open Studio::
Tuesdays, August 5th and August 12th from 6:15-9:15pm at Drygoods.
Consider it risk-free motion! This will be the perfect opportunity to learn and/or refine free-motion quilting skills. Free-motion quilting takes time and practice, and this is a great way to get started with the help of Katie Pedersen. Take in organic and geometric free-motion quilting and design inspiration while practicing on quality machines.
::To the Point/Improvisational Elongated Triangles::
Friday, September 12th, 2014 with the Bainbridge Island Modern Quilt Guild.
Join Katie Pedersen, author of Quilting Modern: Techniques and Projects for Improvisational Quilts, for a full day workshop focusing on an improvisational technique to create elongated triangle blocks. We’ll design unique blocks, merge other improvisational techniques to add detail, cover options for design layouts and finish with how to bring a quilt top to size. Combine simple sewing with a new skill to create modern edgy triangle blocks.