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February 21st, 2019
February 16th, 2019 Workshop
Carrie Zizza – Machine Quilting
You Can Have Your Quilt Sandwich and Finish it Too!
March 21st, 2019
David Sirota – National Instructor and Quiltmaker
What Makes a Quilter Tick? A Humorous Look in the Mirror
Join me for a fun-filled, interactive, eye-opening look at quilters and all the little quirks, passions and obsessions we all share. We’ll hold a mirror up to ourselves and see what others see when they look at us. Bring your friends and family along and maybe it will help explain, to you and them, why they look at us the way they do
March 23rd, 2019 – Workshop
Paper pieced Storm at Sea Wall Hanging – The “No Tears” Method
Are you curious about paper piecing? Do you and paper piecing already have a love/hate relationship? Do you love the accuracy you achieve, but hate the process of getting there? Well, this class will change that to a LOVE relationship. We’ll be using the versatile Storm at Sea pattern to learn my “No More Tears”© method of paper piecing. Although we won’t be finishing the entire project in class, you’ll have at least one full block, and the tools you’ll need to finish it at home, in half the time you’d expect from paper piecing. Don’t believe me? You’ll just have to come and see for yourself!
April 18th, 2019
Linda Hahn – Frog Hollow Design – author, pattern designer, and long arm quilter
New York Beauty State of Mind
In this entertaining presentation, Linda discusses the inspiration behind the AQS Bestseller “New York Beauty Simplified”, the experience with the book writing and publishing process, as well as the “stories” behind each of the quilts and their makers in the book. Linda brings all or most of the quilts from the book.
April 19th, 2019
Workshop – Buffalo Bubblegum – A New York Beauty Design
Students learn how to create perfect New York Beauty blocks using Linda’s unique ONE PIN technique. Then students will incorporate those blocks into a dynamic setting that has NO set in seams!
Kit ($28) containing foundation paper which can be left in the quilt, laser cut paper piecing stencil and custom acrylic templates are required and payable to instructor.
May 23rd 2019
Alison Wilbur – Alison Wilbur Quilts
Japan: Tradition and Inspiration Did you know that Japan is home to the second largest quilting community in the world? Delve deeply into the Japanese aesthetic and learn about the many different traditional Japanese textiles traditions including cotton yukatas, silk obis, shibori dyeing, and sashiko stitching. See an array of quilts which incorporate these beautiful fabrics and motifs and entice you to step into the world of Japanese inspired quilting. Allison Wilbur is an award-winning quilter who has traveled the world and lived in Japan. Many of her quilts focus on Japanese fabrics and design principles. This slide show and trunk show combination will leave you with a greater understanding of the special fabrics made in Japan and how to use them in your quilts.
Additional Vendor: Red Barn Quilts
May 25th, 2019 Workshop
Date is Tentative.
Hand and Machine Sashiko – Learn about the traditional Japanese art of sashiko – white stitching on indigo fabric including the history of sashiko in Japan and traditional patterns. We cover methods of marking your fabric and stitch both by hand and on your domestic sewing machine. We also talk about how to use traditional sashiko motifs in your machine quilting.
June 20th, 2019
Kathy Graves – Next Generation Quilting –
Modern Quilting – We will explore Modern Quilting concepts such as color, negative space, minimalism, alternative grid, asymmetry (and more)
June 22rd, 2019 – Workshop
Metro Rings – A contemporary double wedding ring using the quick
Quilters will learn how to sew curves easily, without pinning, and making oversize blocks that we square up, so perfection is not needed. Classes use the Sew Kind of Wonderful Quick Curve Ruler.
** Workshops $25 for members of MVQ and $35 for non-members
Contact Ronni Longwell for more information – email@example.com
Additional workshops will be added to work on our red and white quilt. Stay tuned.