Learn about our upcoming workshops.
November 18 – Pam Rocco
Saturday, November 18, 2017
10 am to 4 pm
Practice free-hand rotary cutting while working with strings (long, thin pieces of material, often left over from other projects). Using both scraps and new material, we’ll cut, arrange and re-arrange strips, then sew larger units together. We’ll combine these to make original quilts. Work small or work large, and by the end of the day, you’ll have finished a project or see the way to complete it. She will bring many quilts to the workshop to inspire you.
Pam’s Promise: “I promise that you’ll get this one done. If you don’t finish during the workshop, we’ll work on it together at my house in Santa Cruz. I’ll bring many quilts to the workshop to inspire you.”
Saturday, January 6, 2018 &
Sunday, January 7, 2018
10 am to 4 pm
Sandra Bruce, an award winning art quilter with a background in illustration and lettering, will be leading a 2-day workshop. The workshop, “Material Matrix”, is inspired by the painter, Chuck Close. It involves using a gridded photograph and interpreting each 2-inch square into fabric, using piecing to achieve the effect. Everyone in the class works on the same project and Sandra will provide a template and handouts so the pieces can be finished at home with confidence. She will also discuss how to select a good photo to use in future projects; color and value; loose curved-piecing; and how to grid your own photo using Sandra’s unique technique.