Hi all, with all this sunshine I had to come up with a bright sunny workshop! This is a ‘tag-team’ two day event! We call this “JaM’n Tulips” for Judy Marble who teaches sun- painting fabrics on day 1 and I, Michele (hence J&M) who will be helping you use those fabrics on day 2 to create a free form tulip quilt about 18″ x 30″. The photo is a small mock-up of example design. No pattern, templates or pins!!! Just rotary cut, stitch and press.
Isn’t Christmas wonderful!? I collect Santas so naturally I had to design a line of them for my patterns. They are either all ‘fused’ or part pieced with fused details. You can choose one of my existing designs or, given enough time, I’ll design one for your group!
This workshop was inspired by the original one I made in response to my inability to keep them in the garden! I just love this flower but the fact they are so short blooming made me ‘grow’ them on my wall. The class will include machine applique, free form machine piecing for the background, free motion machine quilting and hand beading. You choose the colors, red, orange, yellow, purple etc. and make them POP!
I’ve always liked linking history with today’s techniques and this one works in nicely. In the 16th and 17th centuries quilting and trapunto in particular was used as padding under suits of armor and as decorative clothing accents. My class will include original methods up to and including machine methods. We’ll cord ‘stems’ and pad leaves and generally go with the flow! After stitching you will add color to the flowers using colored pencils, markers, and crayons. My nod to mixed media.
Machine free motion quilting can be a very relaxing technique, when you get the hang of it! No more following the lines or in the ditch. This class introduces you to 9 different designs for fill and flair. I used different rayon threads to add interest. The trick is to get the hand and brain aligned! Have fun, learn something new and go home with a fabulous pillow!