Monday and Tuesday | July 4 and 5 | 8:30 to 3:30
Explore color gradations with the bold, striking Sequoia quilt, an original design by Pam Raby. Learn to use the “V-Block Trimmer,” a trim-down ruler from Studio 180 Design that makes easy work of the triangular units for the trees and border. The 24” tree block is used in the lap quilt, the 18” block size is used in the wall quilt or can become a pillow, or the 12” block size is used in a table runner or table topper. Learn to exploit specialty rulers beyond their intended uses for cutting and trimming, while constructing these dramatic, large-scale blocks and asymmetric borders.
Wednesday | July 6 | 8:30 to 3:30
Discover the charm of the traditional Ohio Trail block in this simple, yet dramatic quilt. Parallel quilting lines fill the negative space and emphasize the center row of miniature 3” blocks. Make each block unique through color and value placement, while learning
techniques for precision piecing these “small but mighty” blocks. The techniques you learn in class are applicable for all types of
patchwork. Alternate block placement and tips for quilting parallel lines with a walking foot are also presented. Finished quilt size is
42" x 60".
Thursday and Friday | July 7 and 8 | 8:30 to 3:30
Are you ready to stretch your wings and have some fun? Try improvisational speed dating, round-robin style! Begin by making an improv block using a collection of fabrics you love. This block and your fabrics are then passed from person to person, giving each the opportunity to contribute to your quilt. Shatter preconceptions
and tap into your creativity to explore ideas and hone your intuitive sewing skills. You'll create a wall hanging sized piece ~33" x 40".
Experience with improvisational or intuitive patchwork is required.