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Workshops

Emerald City

Colleen Wise

May 21, 2021, 4:30:00 PM

These blocks not only look like three-dimensional pyramids, they also appear to float above the surface of the quilt! Emerald City blocks are strip pieced and simple to construct. Careful attention to value will make the illusion appear. We’ll also talk about shadows and how to choose fabrics to enhance that sense of three dimensions. So elegant and so easy–and so exciting to see the results!

Map Making with Fabrics online class w/ zoom intro

Timna Tarr

July 17, 2021, 4:30:00 PM

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!

O Happy Days!
online class w/ zoom intro

Timna Tarr

July 18, 2021, 4:30:00 PM

Learn how to make this very happy quilt while also having a great time! We start the workshop by playing with fabrics and color to help us loosen up our color muscles. Timna with teach five (or more!)

techniques on how to make perfect circles, using both hand and machine techniques. Come prepared to play, experiment, and have fun.

Magnificent Mandalas – 1 day class

Mel Beach

September 3, 2021, 5:00:00 PM

Are you looking to add Zen to your free motion quilting? We’ll warm up designing mandalas on paper, before learning how to use minimal marking to free motion quilt a whole cloth mandala of your own

design. Watch your mandala bloom as you add layers of texture and color! This workshop is geared towards more experienced quilters who have previous experience/comfort with free motion quilting.

Thread Sketching Free Motion Basics/Couching & Creating a Landscape
1 day class

Eric Sulky Ambassador

October 8, 2021, 5:00:00 PM

Learn cursive writing by machine, basic free motion, straight stitching techniques, free motion quilting techniques with different thread types, fill in stitching techniques, and an introduction to thread sketched portraits and pen and ink tangles. The second session teaches members basic raw edge appliqué, layering techniques, machine fed/free motion couching, and creating textured fabrics.