Our first virtual workshop is coming next month.
Title: Fun with Braids – Create a “Goof-Proof” Braided Table Runner
Presenter: Kate Colleran of Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs in Centennial, Colorado. https://seamslikeadream.com/
Kate says, “Learn to cut and sew my goof-proof braid method with my Braid Template while making this fun and easy table runner. Table Scraps is a great pattern for using up some of your scrap strips! The braid is a creative technique to add to your quilting toolbox. You will be amazed at how many uses it has.”
- This will be a half day virtual class on Saturday, January 23, 2021 from 10:00-1:00. The workshop will be on Kate’s Zoom.
- Cost for members is $25 which will be paid by you to Kate when you enroll online. The guild will pay the additional $10.00 cost of the workshop.
- Signup at https://seamslikeadream.shop/products/fun-with-braids-class-for-merrimack-valley-quilters.
- Here’s s link to the main page for our workshop which includes information, supplies list, and available kit information. https://seamslikeadream.shop/pages/table-scraps-table-runner-class-page
- Remember, this is a great opportunity to reduce your stash and create something colorful.
- We need 12 or more participants for this workshop.
If you have questions, email Judy or call her at 978.352.221- (H) or 978.476.2525 (C).
Stay warm and stay healthy.
Small group but we had lots of fun with The Salvage Queen Jessica.
Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Diane Lachance will be our guest speaker at Thursday’s meeting to introduce us to Zentangle. Than join us for the Zentangle Class taught be Quilter and Certified Zentangle Teacher, Elain Huffman on Saturday, October 20th at the Plaistow Library. A kit fee of $20.00 covers all the materials you will need to do Zentangle. Just bring your lunch and enjoy a great day Zentangling (microwave and refrigerator available). A few spots still available. See you at the Program Table on Thursday!! -Susan
This was a fun and very informative workshop. Robbi Joy is an excellent teacher. She is a wealth of information. I enjoyed the workshop immensely. I never thought I would enjoy fusible applique, but I did. Some of the other patterns available are just to fussy. Robbi’s don’t have all those itty bitty pieces that some have.
Robbie starts everyone off making a cup. She uses the cup pattern as a technique teaching tool.
- the use of various fusibles
- the concept of dimension within the pattern design
- using the fabric color and pattern as a secondary design
- how her pattern’s are numbered
- her techniques of tracing the pattern
- the use of the arrows as placement guides
- how to match intersecting pieces
- how to assemble the various pieces once you have them cut
Once everyone had made a tea cup, we were given the choice of nine different patterns to make. Quite a few of us chose the floral/gear designs. I found it difficult to choose from the pattern’s available. They were all interesting, with different levels of difficulty. The more intersections you had to match the more difficult it was to be accurate. The class included one pattern, any extras we paid for. I ended up with 5 patterns. It was just to difficult to choose. One of the patterns I purchased was a guitar pattern. I want to make it for my nephew.
For those who were interested, she show us how she made her patterns with the use of Adobe Illustrator. If you are so inclined, you can make your own patterns. I want to try to make one of my dogs.
Everyone had a great time and came away with a new appreciation of fusible applique. I hope to complete my quilt by the next guild meeting. I challenged everyone to do the same. I got a lot of laughs, yeah right’s and dirty looks. I’ll probably be the only one who doesn’t completed the quilt for the next meeting. But we will see. I know Judy Hillner probably has hers done already.
To see a slide show of all the pictures I took click here.
If you took the class and have pictures, e-mail them to me and I’ll post them to the flickr account.
See you at the next meeting.