Open Quilting Studio Dates
at Make*Do*Mend (sign-up encouraged)
Wednesday Days from 11am-3pm, September 10th
All Day All Night Opening Studio at Island Quilter on Vashon tba.
All levels welcome
-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/ Thursday, September 11th 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/ Thursday, October 2nd from 6-9pm
Two techniques, one traditional and one improvisational create modern triangles. Skills like accurate cutting and piecing covered.
*Session II- Stripped/ Thursday, November 13th 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.
Full/See Quilting Loft for winter listing.
*Session IV- Improvisational Curves Block/ Thursday, December 4th 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/ Thursday, December 11th from 5-9pm
Finish up blocks and/or learn how to professionally install an invisible zipper.
::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.