Open Quilting Studio Dates:
Drygoods Design/sign-up encouraged
Wednesday, November 12th from from 5-9pm
Island Quilter/sign-up encouraged
Monday, October 27th and/or November 17th from 10am-4pm
Sunday, November 23rd from 11-5pm
Saturday, October 25th with the Tri-City Quilters
Fear the curve no more with this no pinning, no templates and no stress approach to improvisational curves technique from the Embrace Your Curves chapter in Quilting Modern: Techniques and Projects for Improvisational Quilts. Katie will help you design modern blocks with a combo of log cabins and curves.
Freehanding improvisational curves are manageable even for beginners.
-Exploring Inside a Box-
Modern Patchwork Block Series
Please sign up via The Quilting Loft’s site.
Take one session, or the whole series, to explore the merging of traditional and improvisational patchwork techniques, one block at a time. Katie Pedersen, author of Quilting Modern: Techniques and Projects for Improvisational Quilts will guide you through the techniques and skills needed for each block, variations in block design, and the secondary designs multiple blocks create. While we’re at it, we’ll get friendly with our design wall, touch on color and value theory, and cover the advantages of constructing a block that is either precise in piecing, or more willy-nilly.
*Even if you are a seasoned quilter you can up your patchwork game by adding improvisational techniques to your knowledge base.
Full/See Quilting Loft schedule for winter listing
*Session I- Boxed In- Log Cabin Block/ Tuesday, January 27th from 6-9pm
Let’s start off with some basics shall we? Go round and round, but in a square. Take on log cabin blocks with new perspective. Design wall process is a focus of this session.
*Session II- Double-Trouble Block/ Tuesday, February 10th from 6-9pm
Two techniques, one traditional and one improvisational create modern triangles. Skills
*Session II- Stripped/ Tuesday, March 24th from 6-9pm
Cut fabric up, sew it back together and then sew it together again multiple times. It’s like making your own fabric. We’ll place your piecing into a simple modern block design and learn how to build out an improvisational block.
*Session IV- Improvisational Curves Block/ Tuesday, April 21st from 6-9pm
Master improvisationally pieced curves without pinning a thing to create organic shapes.
*Session V- Pillowtalk/Invisible Zipper Closure Pillow and Finishing Class/ TBA from 5-9pm
Finish up blocks and/or learn how to professionally install an invisible zipper.
October 2014: Kansas City, MS/ Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild/ Workshops and Lecture
September 2014: Portland, Oregon/ Northwest Quilting Expo/ Workshops
September 2014: Bainbridge Island, Washington/ Bainbridge Island Modern Quilt Guild/ Workshop
September 2014: Ferndale, Washington/ Running with Scissors Guild/ Lecture
July and August 2014: Tacoma, Washington/ Association of Pacific West Quilters/ Workshops
June 2014: Portland, Oregon/ Modern Domestic/ Workshops
May 2014: Maple Valley, Washington/ Covington Quilters Guild/Lecture and Workshop
April 2014: Friday Harbor, Washington/ Rainshadow Quilters Art Guild/ Workshop
March 2014: Olympia, Washington/ South Sound Modern Quilt Guild/ Workshop
March 2014: Puyallup, Washington/ Comforters Quilt Guild/Lecture
March 2014: Edmonds, Washington/ Quilter’s Anonymous/ Lectures and Workshops
February 2014: Shelton, Washington/ South Sound Modern Quilt Guild/ Workshop
February 2014: Anacortes, Washington/ Fidalgo Island Quilters/Lectures and Workshop
June 2014: Gig Harbor, Washington/ Gig Harbor Quilters/ Lecture
January 2014: Gig Harbor, Washington/ Gig Harbor Quilters/ Workshop
April 2013: Sammamish, Washington/ Block Party Quilt Guild/ Lecture
October 2013: Portland, Oregon/ Modern Domestic/ Workshops
October 2013: Portland, Oregon/ Portland Modern Quilt Guild/ Lecture
October 2013: Edgewood, Washington/ Puyallup Valley Quilters/ Lecture
September 2013: Bellevue, Washington/ Eastside Quilt Guild/ Lecture and Workshop