I am beyond thrilled that I’ll be teaching three patchwork classes at International Quilt Festival in Houston this fall! The class offerings catalogue and online registration for Quilt Festival will be available mid-July. Let me give you a sneak peek of what I’ll be teaching!!
My first class, Painted Mountains, is on Thursday, 11/3, all day. I truly love this quilt! I had a wonderful time working with the proportionately-sized equilateral triangles, choosing the colors and color placement, and figuring out the math for the sashing pieces! (Yes, I’m a geek!!) The good news is that I’ve done all the math for you, so what’s left for you is to enjoy the process of making this quilt! If you register to take my Painted Mountains class at Quilt Festival, the supply list is here.
My Saturday morning (11/5) class is Y-Seams? Why not!: Tumbling Block Quilt. If the “Y-seams” part scares you, please keep reading!! Y-seams have gotten a very bad rap!! I will teach you how to achieve excellent set-in seams by machine!! I can’t tell you how many persons who participate in my Y-seams classes tell me, “If I’d known Y-seams were this easy, I’d have done them years ago!” Once you add this one technique to your quilt-making tool bag, the process translates to anytime a set-in (Y-seam) is required. BAM! A whole new world of block and quilt possibilities opens up for your quilt-making pleasure!! And, Tumbling Block is an excellent place to begin your Y-seam adventure!!
Another reason, in addition to Y-seams, that I love making Tumbling Block quilts is how using color and value creates such wonderful depth and dimension in the quilt! If you register to take my Y-Seams? Why not!: Tumbling Block Quilt class at Quilt Festival, the supply list is here.
My final class (Sunday morning, 11/6) at International Quilt Festival is my Patriot Table Topper class. Patriot is another project that uses set-in (Y-seams) in its construction as we learn to make two traditional blocks: Six-Pointed Star and Dolly Madison Star. I loved making this topper in red, white, and blue 30’s reproduction fabrics, and this project would look great in any of a number of color combinations and fabric styles: Batiks, Brights, Civil War Era reproductions, solids, or whatever tickles your fancy! If you register to take my Patriot Table Topper class at Quilt Festival, the supply list is here.
If you plan to take one of my classes at Quilt Festival, I look forward to seeing you in November! If you’re at Quilt Festival and you’re not in one of my classes, when you see me bopping around the convention center, please stop me and say “Hi”! There’s nothing better than meeting quilters, and there’s certainly no better place to do it than Quilt Festival in Houston!