Michele O’Neil Kincaid
The class will include machine applique, free form machine piecing for the background, free motion machine quilting and hand beading. You choose the colors: red, orange, yellow, purple, etc and make them POP!
Create a clever “woven” design in vibrant, interactive color. Combinations are based on one color selected from a fabulous wild, large scale or exotic print fabric. This framework lets the interior colors play off each other, utilizing color wheel placement and value. The finished top offers many possibilities for wonderful free-motion quilting. (Appropriate for all levels)
“Get Goosed” with Kassie and Billie
Kassie Randall and Billie Bunnewith, NBQA Members)
Do you have “goose-a-phobia”? If so, this class is the cure! Choose to make this pattern as a table topper/wall quilt or lap size quilt – instructions for both will be provided. The choice is up to you. In this workshop, we will demonstrate several methods for creating multiple flying geese quickly. Also, we will show you techniques for keeping those pesky points when trimming. Class participation in tomfoolery is mandatory and may or may not include singing and dancing.
(Half day workshop)
“Quilting as a Design Element”
This class complements the Quilting as a Design Element Lecture. Students bring quilt tops or patterns and we discuss design options to suit the use, style, and design of the quilt. This is a great guild activity and will help all levels of quilters including hand quilters. This is a design class and no sewing machines are required. The more quilts students bring in, the more samples we will have to talk about quilting!
“Basic Bag Making”
In this workshop, you will make a 12″ (w) x 4″ (d) zippered top tote. Tote includes outside patch pocket, purse feet, inside slip pockets and an inset zippered pocket. Different styles of handle making will be reviewed. Directions will be supplied.
Shredded Fabric Art Quilts Workshop
In this workshop students will learn to create their own shredded fabric impressionistic art quilt, using a technique originated by Noriko Endo. Fabrics are shredded in class and used to design a scene. Then the design is covered in tulle and top-stitched using free-motion sewing. Lenore will also cover finishing techniques, such as binding the piece and hanging methods. Lenore will also show how she uses fabric paints to enhance these pieces even more where appropriate. No supplies fee required.
For more information about Lenore Crawford and her work- lenorecrawford.com
Floral Sheers: In this workshop you will use a provided pattern to paint a gorgeous flower with lumineer paint, on parchment paper. That will be fused to organza and then applied to batting for a stunning wall quilt.
Supply List: Black Sharpie “stained” marker is needed (and assorted colors if desired). Do not make yourself crazy looking for one, Esterita will have them for sale along with colored “stained” markers that are now her favorites for fabric. Large white apron, plastic plate for palette (dollar store 8 pack) and a fat quarter of any white fabric.
Optional: any mark making tools such as: inktense blocks, markers, acrylic, metallic paints, etc., and fat quarter silver tissue lame
For more information about Esterita Austin and her work
Zero to Sixty: Put the Pedal to the Medal
NBQA members Billie Bunnewith and Kassie Randall are presenting another workshop in their always popular series:
Are you bored with sewing squares and rectangles? Why not try angles! In this workshop you will learn techniques for constructing multiple different blocks with 60 degree triangles and no Y seams. Mix and match the blocks of your choice to create a colorful sampler quilt. Or, if you prefer, select only one or two block designs to complete your project. Different layout options for the blocks will also be presented