Thursday, July 7th:
Mini-Morning Workshop: We will be getting ready for Christmas with a Poinsettia Table topper. It is in the style of a Dresden Plate and is a pattern from Robert Kauffman. You can make it in all reds for Christmas or any colors that you would like. The topper is 26” across. Plan to bring your sewing machine and basic sewing kit. Please be sure to bring a scissors that you can cut fabric with and a 6” ruler. If you would like do some cutting before the workshop, cut one strip from each of the 3/8 yard pieces , 12” wide and the length of the fabric. A cutting mat will be provided at the workshop. 9:30-11:30, Bethesda Covenant Church
Supply list for Dresden Plate table topper:
- (3) coordinating prints, 3/8 yard each (3) different color prints or (3) prints all the same color, but different tones
- 1/3 yard Backing
- 1 1/3 yards fusible web
- EZ Quilting Fat Cats wedge template (paper templates will be available at class)
Programs: Lorraine Torrence (website)
1:00: “Design Principles for Quilters”. More and more quilters are considering themselves textile artists. Just as with any of the more traditionally recognized art forms, their makers need to be aware of and have some facility with the elements and principles of design and including value, line, space, balance, unity, etc. This slide lecture is an introduction to those design essentials which we will examine embodied in quilts.
7:00: “Finding Your Voice”. An overview of the steps to discover and develop your own personal style with a trunk show of Lorraine’s work that follows her journey in finding her personal voice.
Friday, July 8th:
Workshop: “Getting a Handle on Design Principles”. No matter which visual art form you choose, learning to use the formal elements of composition (color, value, scale, etc.) is important. Regardless of the style of quiltmaking in which you express yourself – traditional or innovative – come to this non-threatening, paper and glue stick workshop and explore the design elements you need to make all your good craftmanship worthwhile. Slides of quilts as examples of the design principles we will study. 9:30-4:00, Swedish American Heart Hospital
Saturday, July 16th:
Special Projects and More (SPAM): Handle Bag. Supply list: (2) fat quarters and matching scraps of fabric, (8) 2 1/2” squares. 10-4, Cherry Valley Library