Past workshop information is listed below.
Sunday, September 10, 2017
10 am to 4 pm
Improv Lone Star
One day workshop with award winning instructor Nancy Rink.
Learn to make an updated improvisational pieced Lone Star using strips and bits. This workshop merges the traditional Lone Star techniques of set-in seams and 45-degree diamond cutting with modern improvisational piecing. Add appliqué in the corners for a bit more pizazz!
October 8, 2016
This quilt pattern shows off a beautiful panel or large-scale print like yukata (Japanese kimono fabric). Tracey will bring lots of yukata for purchase at the September meeting, allowing you to choose coordinates from your stash before the October workshop. Or bring your own large-scale print as a focus fabric. Cool fact: the half-square triangle blocks in each additional border increase in size by exactly 1 inch.
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Bead Embroidery for Quilters
Yes, till 4:30, with a 30 minute lunch, so bring your food and drinks. Thom has so much wonderful information to share that he wants a full 6 hours.
We will take a look at beads, their variety and their use on quilts to create texture and add color. We will learn the basic stitches for applying beads, and what they do to the surface of the quilt, and how the application of beads quilts the surface.
This is a process class. The student should have some prior knowledge of hand sewing and hand quilting. Kit fee is $25 and will be available at class. Come early to be set to start at 10 am sharp. No sewing machines needed.
November 7, 2015
Slash-Back slash quilt designs
Slash/Backslash workshop: Like magic, the technique taught gives students the blocks to make two pieced quilt “tops” at once to put together into a reversible quilt (or two separate quilts), with no wasted fabric and no exposed biases. Students may choose between a wallhanging (36″ × 36″) or throw (54″ × 72″) size; it’s possible to finish piecing the wallhanging in class. Further setting options for the blocks will be also explored in class. Pattern fee: $10
Fast, easy great for quick holiday gifts. Great stash buster. No stress class for the end of the year.
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Designing Floral Art Quilts
This workshop is designed to take the mystery and fear out of drawing. Using simple shapes provided, we will explore/brainstorm a few basics for drawing and sketching that will help create your own floral designs. We will then collage a small flower composition of your favorite sketch using fused fabric to create a small quilt top. Sewing machines will not be needed for the workshop.
Tonye Belinda Phillips
Saturday, January 10, 2015
APPLIQUÉ POTLUCK: Needle-turn Appliqué
Have a great time recreating one of Tonye’s potted plants, baskets or window boxes. Using simple shapes and your favorite fabrics she will share with you the fun and creative energy you are sure to find when playing with hand appliqué. Whether a “newbie” or experienced, hand appliqué can be extremely relaxing and rewarding.
The focus of this class will be utilizing the needle-turn appliqué technique Tonye will share to create your own block using her patterns as inspiration, or mixing up some of the patterns in her book, Hand Appliquéd Quilts/Whimsical Designs and Simple Techniques, to create your very own design. Try sketching out some of your ideas before class for added inspiration. And bring along any other items which might spark your imagination. Remember, this is light hearted, whimsical, folk art!!!
To read more about Tonye visit her website at www.tonyebelindaphillips.com
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Octagon Chopkey Quilt, Wall Hanging or Tote Bag
Our November workshop and program feature renowned quilt artist, Rami Kim, author of several quilting books as well as quilt and wearable arts designer extraordinaire. Rami has a knack for continually designing exciting, challenging, and beautiful creations and we are thrilled to finally have her coming to PVQA.
This workshop is a sweet revenge to high school geometry classes (remember the days of hair-pulling?). You are going to have fun folding octagons, hexagons, and pentagons with beautiful fabrics. One more ‘Chopkey’ project from Rami’s childhood memories which will put a smile on your face. Perfect for stashed scraps and fat-quarters.
To read more about Rami visit her website at www.ramikim.com
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Watercolor Strip Quilt
Learn to make this lovely quilt using only three floral fabrics (or more if you so choose) because florals “have lots of color and design and blend easier”. Plus one border fabric. The secret of these attractive quilts is values of light, medium and dark. To be more productive, Mary suggests sewing the strata together prior to class. There are thousands of layout possibilities so plan to attend and have fun exercising your creativity!
To read more about Mary visit her website at http://www.marytabar.com/
Monday, June 9, 2014
Learn a fun process for turning a photo into a quilt. Using a provided photo, points Sandra will cover include: what makes a good photo to turn into a quilt, how to interpret a photo using a grid, value and color, curved piecing, using a mix of prints & solids, and ideas about quilting. The class is about the process and Sandra’s goal is for each student to leave the class confident to finish her quilt (approximately 18” x 20”) and to go on to do more complicated images.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Sew it Like Ruth
Ruth McDowell developed her own system of piecing, enabling her to piece elaborate organic shapes. She has retired, but Heidi Sandkuhle is authorized to teach her piecing method. You must buy one of Ruth McDowell’s books to enroll in this class.