Katie Pedersen, co-author of Quilting Modern, teaches workshops that focus on design and finding your own process. She places a heavy emphasis on the importance of color value when choosing fabrics and designing quilts. Improvisational techniques and a modern aesthetic inform Katie’s quilts.
Lecture and 2-day workshop $185.00
Saturday & Sunday June 6 + 7, 9-4 Port Stanley School
Learn two improvisational techniques; flip and stitch triangles (two variations) and gentle curves. Katie will inspire and guide you in creating a one of a kind quilt.
Friday evening June 5,
7-9 Lopez Island Golf Club Quilting Modern -Katie shares her perspective and quilting journey, and of course QUILTS! Stay for coffee and dessert following Katie’s presentation.
Contact Anne Dawson for additional information and registration. firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 468 – 4677
-Exploring Inside a Box-
Modern Patchwork Series II
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.
*Session I- To the Point Triangle Workshop- Thursday, January 22nd from 6-9pm Learn the proper techniques for cutting and piecing equilateral triangles to create sharp points and a design with the most impact. How design is affected by color value, scale of fabric and placement will be covered in this skill building workshop. All levels of sewists welcome. Full *Session II- Psychedelic Baby Block- Thursday, February 26th from 6-9pm This modern block workshop combines improvisational strip piecing and traditional techniques to create unique string blocks that are both chaotic and controlled. We’ll learn several ways to produce this block and you can choose the construction that appeals to you the most. Once we’ve constructed some blocks we’ll cover color and value placement so that we can play with the block’s unlimited quilt/pillow design potential.
*Session III- Improv Curves- Thursday, March 19th from 6-9pm Fear the curve no more with this no pinning, no templates and no stress approach to the curve. This session gives you the class time to master improvisational gradual curves to be later built into curved emeba or pod blocks (See Emeba Workshop below). Free-handing improvisational curves are manageable even for beginners.
*Session IV- Tipsy Amebas Block- Thursday, April 23rd from 6-9pm
Now that you’ve mastered improvisationally pieced curves without pinning a thing it’s time to move on to creating organic shapes. Watch your ameba multiply as we cover a chain piecing technique to make more than one at a time and follow up by learning how to bring your blocks together on the design wall without noticeable block construction.
::Medallioned Magic Numbers Series::
/ Thursday, March 26th from 11-3pm.
Next Session/ Thursday, April 23rd from 11-3pm.
Wanna sharpen your eye for designing your own quilts, pattern free, but not quite ready to free piece it or figure out the math? Then join Katie Pedersen, author of Quilting Modern: Techniques and Projects for Improvisational Quilts to study improvisational quilting techniques and Medallion quilts brought together by a system of block sizes called Magic Numbers.
Magic Numbers is a system of using block sizes that automatically fit together for flexibility in design without alteration. Let’s sharpen our eye for quilt design through technique, shape and fabric while learning about Medallion quilts of the past and present.
I’ll be renting a U-Haul to bring all my scraps to each of these sessions. First 7 to sign up get a free Creative Grids Ruler.
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April 2014: Friday Harbor, WA/ Rainshadow Quilters Art Guild/ Workshop
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