Refunds for cancellations will only be made if your place can be filled from a waiting list or you can find a substitute. Workshop and waiting list policies are in the Q.U.I.L.T., Inc.'s Members' Guide.
November 12 --Nature in Plastics Workshop
Here’s a creative way to help clean up our planet: make art from single-use plastic bags. Just collect them for a few weeks and you’ll discover a myriad of colors, thicknesses, patterns and textures available to you. With Natalya’s guidance, you’ll make art inspired by nature from said plastic bags. She will show you how to prepare the plastic, cut it and stitch it by hand and machine. You will experiment with different substrates and finishes and create an artwork like no other. Techniques and skills covered in class: composition, collage, hand stitching, and basic embroidery, machine thread sketching, finishing and alternative display ideas.
November 13 -- Egg/Fruit a la Faberge
Half-day (12:30 pm-3:30 pm) online workshop via Zoom
Spice up your world! Make a bejeweled object d’art a la Faberge! A contribution to a lovely display for your holiday table or a perfect gift in just a few hours. This workshop will take you from getting your hands into paint to finer finger dexterity of learning to manipulate glass seed beads. A Styrofoam base, acrylic paint, seed beads and pins will be provided to each student. You will learn a bit of faux painting and sparkly creative embellishment! Maybe add a new skill that will lend itself to embellishing your future quilts!
April 8 -- Intentional Large-Scale Paper Piecing-Magic Spark (supply list)
Full day (9:30-3:30) online workshop via Zoom
Magic Spark serves as a great introduction to modern, large scale paper piecing. Paper piecing with larger pieces of fabric is in many ways more difficult than paper piecing with small pieces that are more easily handled. Learn some new tricks to make large scale paper piecing work while also learning to place your fabric intentionally to enhance the pattern design. Explore various layouts for a unique quilt top.
Please note that, for your convenience, the supply list includes fabric requirements for making one "spark" from four block parts for class participation, as well as fabric requirements for completing the full pattern.
April 9 -- Modern Selvage Quilts - Selvage Whirlwind (supply list)
Half-day (12:30-3:30) online workshop via Zoom
Have you been saving those precious selvages for ages but aren't quite sure what to do with them? Selvage Whirlwind is a fun modern quilt that make use of a wide range of colored selvages from your collection. Learn how best to collect selvages, what makes a selvage design work, and create several selvage blocks sharing selvages with your classmates so you have a wide range of colors.
Don't have a collection of selvage edges? You may want to check Etsy and eBay for available options.
May 13 -- Pictorial Hand Appliqué - Columbine
Full day (9:30-3:30)
May 14 -- Free Motion Quilting -- Yes, You CAN Stipple