Seattle Modern Quilting Classes and Sewing Workshops
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Need help with a quilting project? Open studio dates:
All Day All Night Opening Studio at Island Quilter on Vashon tba.
::Modern Improvisational Crazy Piecing::
Sponsored by the South Sound Modern Quilt Guild at Island Quilter on Saturday, March 29th from 10am-4pm/Please follow SSMQG link to sign up. $40 for non-members.
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. The 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. Katie will share multiple projects to spark your creativity and set you on the path to your own crazy-pieced design.
Experience Level: All levels welcome (some familiarity with machine sewing is highly encouraged)
::Free Motion Quilting Open Studio::
Tuesdays, March 25th and April 1st 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.
::Improvisational Elongated Triangles and Invisible Zipper Pillow::
Sunday, March 30th from 10am-4pm at Drygoods Design in Ballard.
Join Katie Pedersen, author of Quilting Modern: Techniques and Projects for Improvisational Quilts, for a full day workshop focusing on the improvisational elongated triangle technique. With this simple technique we’ll design a unique pillow top and learn how to finished it off with an invisible zipper closure. Combine simple sewing with a new skill to create modern edgy triangle blocks.
Thursday, April 3rd from 6-9pm at The Quilting Loft in Ballard.
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 a baby quilt and sew all those hexagons with no marking. In addition Katie will teach a quick and easy technique for cutting all those hexagons in no time.
::Improvisational Slice and Insert Technique::
Saturday April 12th, sponsored by The Rainshadow Quilt Guild.
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.
::Quilt As You Go Boxed-Corner Tote::
Tuesdays, April 22nd and 29th from 6:15-9:15 at Drygoods Design in Ballard.
Just in time for a new spring tote, learn the basics of straight-line quilting with a walking foot AND create a boxed corner market bag with the simple Quilt As You Go method (QAYG). This technique is a fun, foolproof and laid-back approach to straight-line quilting basics. Log cabin blocks with scraps or your fabrics of choice create QAYG panels that can be placed in an array of projects.
Experience Level: Advanced Beginner (Beginner Quilting)
::Free Motion Quilted Nesting Baskets::
Sunday, April 27th from 10am-4pm at Drygoods Design in Ballard.
Create some fun containers in this all day workshop and practice multiple free-motion quilting designs like meanders, geometric, edge-to-edge, echoing and curves risk free on Bernina machines to create a stacking set of containers in this all-day workshop. Pick your favorite prints to make them unique to you.
Experience Level: All levels welcome, however some machine experience is strongly encouraged
Thursdays, May 8th and 15th from 6-9pm at The Quilting Loft in Ballard.
Interested in creating a modern quilt with improvisational techniques, but don’t know where to start? Then this is the class for your first modern quilt! Learn improvisational techniques like angle and strip piecing while creating a modern coin quilt loosely based on a tradition Chinese Coin Quilt Design. A great quilt to feature your favorite prints. No two will be the same. All levels of sewists welcome.
::Modern Improv Log Cabin Workshop::
Tuesdays, May 6th and 13th from 6:15-9:15 at Drygoods Design in Ballard.
It’s hard to resist a new skill when it can be so pretty! Using a variation on a log cabin quilt block technique from Quilting Modern, Katie will lead you through piecing your pillow front, possible quilting ideas and then show you her foolproof pillow technique using an invisible zipper!
Saturday, May 17th from 10-4pm at The Quilting Loft in Ballard.
Learn the basics of the quilt as you go method (QAYG) and the skill of installing an invisible zipper into a pillow in this all day workshop. This technique is a fun, foolproof and laid-back approach to piecing a log cabin block while learning some straight-line quilting basics. Ever wonder what all those lines mean on your machine’s walking foot? I’ll show ya! Create your log cabin blocks with scraps or your favorite fabrics to create QAYG panels that can be placed in an array of projects.