Seattle Modern Quilting Classes and Sewing Workshops
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Need help with a quilting project? Open studio dates:
Wednesdays, May 8th, 15th and 29th from 11-3pm at Make*Do*Mend (sign-up required).
Friday, May 31st from 11am-9pm at Island Quilter on Vashon Island (sign-up required).
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.
::Split Decision Quilt Workshop::
$85/Saturday, June 29th from 10am-4pm at the Quilting Loft in Ballard.
Join author Katie Pedersen to play with the slice and insert technique from the book Quilting Modern. Combine simple sewing with a new skill and create your own linear design featuring snippets of your favorite fabrics. This is a great class for all levels of sewists that want to explore a new improvisational technique and play with design.
::Seeing Value Workshop::
$85 Saturday, July 20th from 10am-4pm at The Quilting Loft in Ballard.
Learn how color value can transform your quilt making design process. Create multiple designs with your newfound knowledge of value and simple half square triangles. All levels of sewists welcome.
::Supernova Block Workshop::
$85/Thursday July 18th from 6-9pm at The Quilting Loft in Ballard.
Take wonky star blocks to a whole new level with the Supernova Block. The Supernova Block adds an improvisational triangle onto a traditional square block to create its swirling effect. Your block design can go Supernova by creating one large block or multiple small blocks can create your quilt.