Fiber Visiting Artist Workshop
PSYCHEDELIC BABY QUILT BLOCK: IMPROVISATIONAL STRIP PIECING TECHNIQUES FOR QUILTERS
Jan 21 - 22 | sat + sun | 9:30AM - 4:30PM
All level of sewists welcome.
Join author Katie Pedersen, Quilting Modern: Techniques and Projects for Improvisational Quilts, in refining your improvisational quilting skills with this two-day quilt workshop. By merging one construction method with multiple string piecing techniques we’ll simultaneously create large string blocks and mitered log cabin blocks that appear both chaotic and controlled. Design one quilt, two or a pile of pillows with your blocks. We’ll touch on fabric options, placement and the unlimited design potential to make a finished original quilt. Katie will have multiple inspiring examples of how you and these quilt blocks can play together.
Sewing Machine (don’t forget cords/pedal)
Long ruler (24” or longer)
15” square quilter’s ruler
Large Cutting Mat (We will be making blocks 15” square)
One Yard Flannel or batting for a design wall
Roll of Painters tape
Total of (6) yards or more of solid fabric or small scale prints (FQs are fine). Please no large scale prints. I usually have about (6-9) different fabrics, but you could use just two fabrics to make a binary quilt if you wish. You can see what I’ve done below and here if you’d like inspiration. If color is hard for you please check out some ideas here.
We’ll be designing improvisationally in this workshop. Our goal during class will be to make enough squares for you to play with design layouts.Blocks can easily be added later to enlarge your quilt size. Fabric here is an estimate so that you can happily create and play in class. FYI, just like cookies, more is better. Just sayin:)
Please let me know if you have any questions.
To help you choose your fabric, Katie has provided these links to aid your pattern and color selections:
Quilting can be a solitary adventure and I felt the need to surround myself with other quilters that desired company too, so in 2009 I started teaching modern and improvisational quilting workshops in Seattle. I’ve been the featured artist at multiple shows, am a founding member and former president of the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild, and my quilts have been shown and awarded at QuiltCon. In 2013 I wrote the award winning book, Quilting Modern: Techniques and Projects for Improvisational Quilts with Jacquie Gering and have since been published in American Patchwork and Quilting, Sew Mama Sew and other publications. I continue to teach modern and improvisational quilting classes accessible to all ages and levels in my Seattle Quilting Studio, locally, nationally and internationally. sewkatiedid.com/blog Quilting Modern: Improvisational Techniques for Quilts and Projects