Using scrap fabrics and making do is the very essence of quiltmaking. In this lecture and trunk show, Blair explains how she explores color value in the old and new fabrics she has collected over the years. By playing with light and dark color values in various prints, Blair is able to create and design dynamic quilts that can “trick the eye” into seeing the pattern or design from one perspective, but looks wonderfully scrappy and interesting from another. There are interactive parts of the lecture and chances to exchange scraps and interact as a group. Please click HERE to enroll.
In this workshop you will get two for the price of one!
Blair will guide you through thinking differently about your own modern quilt making. The historical foundations of quilt making and patchwork are deeply rooted in the simple concepts of necessity, creative reuse, and making new out of old. These are concepts Blair explores in her own quilt making, which she likes to call traditional modern, and make up the key concepts of her newest book, Wise Craft Quilts: A Guide to Turning Beloved Fabrics into Meaningful Patchwork. You will plan and begin executing a quilt top based on fabricsyou have chosen and collected from you own life; fabrics that are or could be hiding in a drawer, your closet, the attic, or a relatives’ house. They may be as cherished as your Dad’s favorite shirts, or as mundane as last year’s clothes set aside for Goodwill. The size of this class creates a calm yet dynamic learning environment and allows optimum time for Blair to work with each student to help them develop their ideas, and offer guidance on adding and enhancing their design as needed
You will design and begin piecing your very own personal quilt top design. Using this pattern system and Blair’s guidance, you will learn to use your own personal tastes and inspiration to create a unique color palette. You’ll use the coloring pages provided to create a unique design. Blair will demonstrate the concept of dark and light value in our fabrics and how to create dynamic patterns with it, using her newest acrylic ruler/viewfinder tool, The Ruby Ruler™. This class is paced to allow optimum time for designing and sewing. It is a lot of fun to watch all the designs come together! Box lunch is available for $13. * The Complete Quilt Design Planner™ and Ruby Ruler™ are required for class. ($14.00 & $16.00) Enroll HERE!!