Monday, March 29, 2021

Register NOW! April & May Classes

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April Lecture (April 15th Meeting) - Discovering Glow with Laura Loewen
Tap into Laura's mind about how she pulls fabrics for a quilt project and how she looks at color, value, tone, and texture in order to create quilts that glow. Get to know her and the crazy way her mind works when designing a show quilt, why her fabric philosophy is more, and where she looks to find inspiration. View her virtual trunk show, come with questions for a Q&A discussion, and learn more about her love of quilting.

Following our lecture with Laura, we have a Suprise Guest stopping in with a special announcement!

May 15th Class - $35 cost-  Finding your Flow in FMQ with Christina Cameli
Unlocking the elusive "flow" state in your free-motion quilting brings you calm and confidence. We will start by learning techniques for improvisational organic designs and getting comfortable with them through drawing. Then you will move to your machine, stitching the designs you've become most comfortable with. Some free-motion quilting experience is required.

May Lecture (May 20th Meeting)  Who Gives a Flying FQ About Accuracy with Krista Hennebury
In this live Powerpoint slide show, Krista presents an updated version of her webinar originally produced for the Modern Quilt Guild. In it, she discusses the why and how of cutting, piecing, and pressing accuracy, then follows up with the “but when is it really important?” part. This presentation is chock full of information, myth-busting tips, many detailed photos, notion recommendations, and piecing tricks. We may even get into the side vs open pressing debate!

May 29th Class $35 cost - Speed Date with Improv with Krista Hennebury
Think of this class as speed dating with improvisational piecing techniques that include curves and free-cutting. It will be fast-paced and a lot of fun: several techniques are introduced and demonstrated one after the other with very little time to second guess, stress, or obsess over perfection. Every student will end up with a unique, original improv sampler quilt! The focus here is to explore line, shape, and happenstance in abstract design, so keep things simply graphic by using solid-coloured fabrics in black, white, and one pop of colour. In the afternoon, Krista will share design wall tips to jigsaw the improv elements together, seeking balance and creative design opportunities. Some pre-cutting is required. This Zoom class combines pre-recorded technique videos with live instruction/support from Krista throughout the class.
Quilt Size: without borders, approximately 20" x 20". Fabric required: 1/2 yard black, 1/2 yard white, FQ colour (all solids or reads-as-solids).
Class time: 6.5 hours with 30-minute offline break.