Kristen and I finally found time to get a few workshops on the books at her shop Circa 15 Fabric Studio. We ran a few successful paper piecing classes over the summer and thought we’d add some new directions. If you haven’t found the time to make it to this inspiring shop you’re missing out, it will be well worth the trip! Kristen’s wall of solids and modern collections have made me a devote shopper. She seems to have something for everyone.
It’s always challenging to narrow down what I’d like to teach. Mixing it up keeps life and class interesting and gives me an excuse to make a new sample, generally in the shape of a pillow;) I’ve been itching to teach my Improvisational Coin Quilt/Pillow workshop again and the log cabin workshop, both inspire students in the most creative directions.
11am-4pm Sunday, November 15th @ Circa 15 Fabric Studio in Kirkland/ 425.309.9553
Explore the merging of traditional and improvisational patchwork techniques with the log cabin block. Katie Pedersen, author of Quilting Modern: Techniques and Projects for Improvisational Quilts will guide you through the techniques and skills needed for creating a unique and modern log cabin block. Learn variations in block design, her process of building blocks out, and the secondary designs multiple blocks create. While we’re at it, we’ll get friendly with the 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.
Monday, November 16th from 11am-4pm @ Circa 15 Fabric Studio in Kirkland/425.309.9553
Interested in creating a modern quilt or pillow with improvisational techniques but don’t know where to start? Come join Quilting Modern author Katie Pedersen as she leads you through her process of building your own unique quilt top or pillow. Learn improvisational techniques like angle and strip piecing while creating a modern coin quilt loosely based on a tradition design. A great quilt to feature your favorite prints. No two will be the same.
Saturday, December 12th from 11-4pm @ Circa 15 Fabric Studio in Kirkland/425.309.9553
The traditional technique of piecing quilt blocks on paper is well known for its precise results. Sharp triangles and sleek curves are easily a stitch away. Learn and practice the fundamentals of basic paper piecing while creating all types of star blocks.
This is a great workshop to refine skills in choosing fabric and where to place it in a quilt pattern. We’ll cover how color, value and prints work and drive design as we create our own unique blocks.
Of course you can always find current offerings on my ‘Classes and Events Page.’
I was invited back to the San Juans this weekend to lecture and teach at their yearly retreat and next weekend I’ll be lecturing and teaching in Pullman. I’m looking forward to some studio time after and you might even see a finished quilt or two.
Happy Week Peeps;)