This 3-day workshop will include a comprehensive discussion of all the ways you can improvisation-ally PIECE circles and curves. While learning these new techniques, students will also be given information about improvisational piecing techniques, and ideas for taking these techniques and creating original quilts. During the class, students create a collection of circle and curve quilt blocks–great for a sampler!
General Note about Fabric Bring approximately eight- twelve fabrics you feel work well together. These fabrics can be fat quarters, half yard cuts, or yardage. This is a technique workshop, so bring fabric that is not precious to you, and that you are willing to use for experimentation. Try to work from your stash. Solids, tonals, and prints are all good for this workshop.
Specific Note about Fabric If you want a strong graphic quality to your circles and curves like I do, you will want to bring/purchase solid-colored fabrics. 12 fabrics in an array of colors including neutrals (grey, black, brown, and white) will work best. If your primary focus is learning the technique, please just bring what you have. If you want to experiment with creating a color palette in the way that my students do for other workshops that are less technique driven you should follow the instructions in the Palette Building Exercise handout. You are no required to build a palette using the exercise. It is completely optional and will not be covered in the class. That said, prints are really fun to use in your curvilinear constructions. You decided! Fat Quarters are OKAY, but half yard cuts are BETTER.
Notes on Circles & Curve Sampler In this class, we will be exploring a variety of ways to create curves WITHOUT rulers, templates, or pinning. This is a technique-based workshop, but we will discuss how to take these techniques and create final compositions. Technique, composition, and design will be discussed during the workshop.