Friday, December 14, 2012

Come Sew (and Chat) With Me!

For those of you who are local to the Milwaukee area, I'm excited to announce that I'll be teaching some classes starting in January!

Modern Mirage
On Saturday, January 5, at 10 a.m., I'll be speaking at Material Matters in Thiensville, Wisconsin, attempting to answer that eternal question, "What Is Modern Quilting?"

This seems to be such a common question lately, as more and more people become interested in the modern genre. Of course, ask ten modern quilters "What is modern quilting?" and you're likely to get ten different answers. : ) So I don't want anyone to think I'm speaking for modern quilting at large. Fortunately, the Modern Quilt Guild has created a handy list of characteristics that can often be found in modern quilts, so I'll be discussing some of those characteristics, showing examples of each, and talking about how you can incorporate them into your own quilts. I'll also be talking about what modern quilting means to me personally. It's going to be a lot of fun. There's a $10 fee to attend, but you get a $10 coupon to spend in the shop in return, and I might just have a few goodies to hand out to people as well!

Summer Sampler Series
Photo and quilt by Faith of Fresh Lemons Quilts

Then, on Monday evenings starting on January 14, I'll be teaching a 12-week "Make It Modern: Modern Sampler" class. Each week, we'll be making one block from last year's Summer Sampler Series quilt-along. Twelve traditional blocks made in bright, modern fabric—what could be better?

You should know basic piecing techniques to take the Modern Sampler class, but it will be a great skill-builder—perfect for the "confident beginner" who is ready to take it to the next level! You do not need to know how to paper-piece to take the class. I'll do an "Introduction to Paper-Piecing" lesson when we make our first paper-pieced block. And by the end of the 12 weeks, not only will you have a beautiful sampler quilt top, you'll also be a paper-piecing expert!

The Modern Sampler class is limited to 8 people, so don't miss out! Visit the Material Matters website to sign up.

6 comments:

Tiffany said...

I'm about an hour and a half out from there - but am thinking of going to the Modern Quilting one on January 5th - I will do some research, and talking to the hubs. Would be so fun to see you in person! Love following your blog :)

Dawn said...

Oh how I wish I could be there for both classes!! That quilt looks like so much fun! Merry Christmas :)

treadlemusic said...

This "latest" quilt movement is certainly creating a 'buzz'! And you are so correct in saying there are as many definitions as there are people to articulate them!!!! I prefer to use the approach that I make what I like/appeals at the moment (which really runs the gamut!!!). Love your quilts!!!! Hugs......

Sara said...

Well that is in the general area of where I am originally from,but darn it I don't live there anymore:(:( I would DEFINITELY attend your class if I was!!

Alanna said...

Your Modern Mirage quilt is stunning! I live in Appleton, I might have to drag my friend to Material Matters on the 5th...Merry Christmas :)

Leila said...

I wish I lived closer! I love your mirage quilt! I really think that you are the queen of taking something traditional and making it modern - and traditional modern is my favorite kind. :)

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