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
Dresden Neighborhood – a fun class based on Persimmon Dreams’ Dresden Neighborhood pattern. Make it your own – scrap friendly. You’ll finish the top in class.
Dresden Neighborhood Supply List
Michelle Banton, Little Pup Designs 508-735-2244
Feel free to contact me with any questions.
- $8.00 pattern fee (I will have these at the workshop) – there is NO homework or need to purchase prior to the workshop. To respect the designer, each person must purchase a pattern.
- Dresden Plate acrylic ruler/template – I will have some available for purchase ($8) if you don’t have one.
- Background – 2/3 yard of background fabric (I will have some backgrounds available for $5 each. Or bring your own)
- Houses – 20 scraps, approximately 4” x 10” for houses (that is using a standard 18 degree Dresden template) Wedge rulers of different degrees will take more or less scraps depending on the size. (you can choose 20 different fabrics, 10 each of 2 different; 4 each of 5; any combination to equal 20) DO NOT pre-fuse your house fabric.
- Doors & Windows – small amounts of scraps for these (I will have some available)
- Roofs – 20 scraps, approximately 4” x 2” for roofs – can all be one color, or scrappy. I like to use black. (I will have some available)
- One scrap approximately 4-5” square for the center.
- Backing fabric – 2/3 yard
- Batting – 24×24”
- Fusible web – I like Mistyfuse. Bring your favorite, or get some Mistyfuse from me. I will bring enough Mistyfuse to “baste” the buildings to the background. You might want to bring more fusible of your own or have it pre-fused to your roofs, windows and doors fabrics. If you don’t have a favorite, I will bring extra Mistyfuse. (If you DO pre-fuse, only do the roofs, doors, windows)
- Sewing machine – in working order
- Thread – black, neutral or colorful thread. The thread WILL show as you stitch down the buildings, windows, doors and roofs. Some people prefer all black; some want colorful – it is your choice.
- Basic sewing supplies.
- Rotary cutter and mat.
- A small ironing station is handy. I will bring a couple of irons and ironing boards for general use.
- If you are a quick worker, you might have time to baste and quilt the top. If so, you might want to bring a darning foot for free motion quilting.
I WILL bring a number of scraps that you are welcome to use for houses, windows, doors and roofs.
COLOR WHEEL HOUSES – If you wish to create a Color Wheel Neighborhood, you will need a 30 degree ruler which will use 12 different colors to create the circle of houses. I have those rulers available for $14. I also have Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabric in the 12 colors of the color wheel available for $10. Please let me know ahead of time if this is the option you want to go with.
By the end of the workshop you should have the project finished, or nearly finished. YAY – not another UFO!
Map Making with Fabrics
Use fabric to capture a special location. Maybe it’s your favorite vacation spot, your neighborhood, or your hometown. Over the course of the workshop, participants will learn both pattern-making and improvisational quilting techniques to create personal map quilts. Bring a large paper map of a location you would like to replicate (approx. 24”x36”), your favorite fabrics and threads, and a willingness to experiment. Mark your place in the world!