Quilt Line As the Third Design Element

One or Two Day Workshop

Course Description - One Day Version: This is a process class that will help you find new ideas on how to use quilting to enhance the look of your quilt. We will be working on design, not technique. We would like to go further than just holding the three layers together with stitches. The main objective is to use quilting lines to create depth, texture, tension, or shadowing which give a new dimension to your quilt. Lines can be inspired by an endless variety of things (nature, architecture, technology, etc.) to add visual interest and reinforce the overall design of your quilt. Even straight lines can become a design in themselves. You will be working with the quilt tops you bring, which can be a traditional patchwork or a contemporary design. We will pin the quilt tops on the wall one after the other and discuss the possibilities of how to enhance what you like best and diminish what you like least in your quilts. The only sewing done in this workshop will be the demonstrations.

Students are Asked to Bring:

  • 1 to 3 quilt tops
  • tracing paper
  • notebook and pencil for note taking
  • photographs of water, clouds, buildings, furniture, etc
  • Prismacolor pencils (12 or more in a variety of colors). Any type except Verithin and Water Color

Classroom Requirements:

  • three extra tables for demonstration and teacher's supplies.
  • room must have adequate lighting and ventilation.
  • a 10' X 8' wall (or equivalent space) to hang class samples and example work. The Guild should provide some way to pin work on wall space (foam core, insulation boards, bulletin boards, etc.)
  • a quilt stand (photography stand) that can go up and down with a white queen or king size sheet. We will put the quilt tops on the sheet to look at them.

Additional Equipment Needed:

  • quilt stands

Maximum - 20 students per class

Fees:

  • Teaching Fee: $775.00 per day (6-7 hours, limit 20 students)
  • Travel Costs: all travel costs including coach airfare, airport parking, tips, taxi, shuttle or other ground expenses in transit
  • Food and Lodging: all food and lodging must be provided

Fees valid for all contracts signed before 12/31/2016.


Course Description - Two Day Version: This is a process class that will help you find new ideas on how to use quilting to enhance the look of your quilt. We will be working on design, not technique. We would like to go further than just holding the three layers together with stitches. The main objective is to use quilting lines to create depth, texture, tension, or shadowing which give a new dimension to your quilt. Lines can be inspired by an endless variety of things (nature, architecture, technology, etc.) to add visual interest and reinforce the overall design of your quilt. Even straight lines can become a design in themselves. You will be working with the quilt tops you bring, which can be a traditional patchwork or a contemporary design. We will pin the quilt tops on the wall one after the other and discuss the possibilities of how to enhance what you like best and diminish what you like least in your quilts.

This class is based on free-motion machine quilting but the design techniques can be adapted to hand quilting. Experience in one or the other is required.

Students Are Asked To Bring:

  • sewing machine (if machine-quilting), assorted feet
  • an open-toed embroidery foot (#24 for Bernina)
  • needles, thimbles, etc. (if hand-quilting)
  • 1 - 3 quilt tops
  • a large assortment of threads
  • tracing paper
  • assorted sizes of batted scrap cloths to practice on
  • drawing paper
  • Sharpie pen (fat one)
  • notebook and pencil for note taking
  • photographs of water, clouds, buildings, furniture, etc
  • Prismacolor pencils (12 or more in a variety of colors). Any type except Verithin and Water Color

Classroom Requirements:

  • table space with enough room for each student to work comfortably, (2 students per 8'X 2 1/2' table)
  • three extra tables for demonstration and teacher's supplies
  • outlets and electrical capacity to support sewing machines and at least one iron for every six students
  • room must have adequate lighting and ventilation
  • a 10' X 8' wall (or equivalent space) to hang class samples and example work. The Guild should provide some  way to pin work on wall space (foam core, insulation boards, bulletin boards, etc.)
  • a quilt stand (photography stand) that can go up and down with a white queen or king size sheet. We will put the quilt tops on the sheet to look at them

Additional Equipment Needed:

  • quilt stands
  • Bernina sewing machine for demonstration

Fees:

  • Teaching Fee: $775.00 per day (6-7 hours, limit 20 students)
  • Travel Costs: all travel costs including coach airfare, airport parking, tips, taxi, shuttle or other ground expenses in transit
  • Food and Lodging: all food and lodging must be provided

Fees valid for all contracts signed before 12/31/2016.