Libs Elliott has shared her supply list for those enrolled in the December 9th workshop. The workshop begins at 9am at Quilt in a Day and lunch is provided!
Hi all! Here’s a reminder about the supplies for Saturday’s class (we still have spots!)
Pedal and Power cord
6” x 12” or 4” x 14” Ruler
Patterns are available for purchase at Quilt in a Day. Every student will need to have their own copy.
For those of you making the Call Me Crazy quilt, a 6 1/2” square ruler will be helpful.
Today, I thought I’d share some information about why we brought the wonderful Weeks Ringle to SDMQG!
On recommendation from several guild members, notably I-Chun and Chris B., we have heard from through the grapevine that Weeks Ringle teaches an amazing workshop class. Here’s a review of a class that the South Bay MQG had, and one from one of their members. They even write “This one comment broke through a creative wall I didn’t even realize I had.”. This is the type of feedback we have heard about her teaching; it’s not just a technique, it might change the way you approach your whole quilting adventure!
In case you’re not familiar with Weeks Ringle, her and her husband Bill Kerr founded The Modern Quilt Studio. The literally (and I mean this in the literal sense, not the millennial overemphasis sense) wrote the first book on Modern quilting. They’re pioneers!
Weeks and Bill are currently booking workshops for 2020-2021, so we would really love to see as many of your as possible take advantage of the visit in October. Here’s the link to the details for the lecture and workshop, as well as registration. Sue has ordered the patterns to Quilt in a Day an we’re getting 25% off! Score! I hope you can make it!
Quilt in a Day has ordered the patterns for the Weeks Ringle class on October 13.
Call me Crazy retails for $10 and Just Passing Through is featured in Modern Quilts Illustrated #4 and retails for $14.
Sue is offering the patterns at a 25% discount for Guild members.
There are still a few spots available!
We are extremely excited to announce that Weeks Ringle will be coming to SDMQG to present her lecture “Transforming Traditions: Modernism and Quilts” on Sunday, October 14th, 2018 at noon. This lecture is free for dues-paying SDMQG members and $10 for guests.
Weeks will also teach a workshop on Improvisational Piecing, which she describes below, along with a materials list. The workshop will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 9am-4pm at Quilt in a Day, San Marcos.
Registration is now open for SDMQG members at a cost of $100:
- Register here.
- Pay using Venmo (@sdmodernquiltguild), PayPal (email@example.com), cash or check to any board member.
We will hold spots for those paying non-electronically only until Sunday, September 9th. After that, your spot will be given to the next person in line. We will be opening this workshop to people outside SDMQG, pending availability, on September 9th.
Learn different techniques for improvisational piecing and choose one to develop a new project. We’ll guide you through a strategy that will have you making design decisions as you go. Students can begin making ourCall Me Crazy or Just Passing Through quilt or a project of their choice if they already have something in mind. Our patterns and magazines all ship for free to US destinations, so please order in advance to make sure you have what you need for class.
- Student supplies needed: sewing machine, rotary cutting equipment, an assortment of cotton quilting fabric with different values and hues (small-scale prints, tone-on-tone prints and solids work well; avoid large-scale fabrics), extension cord, thread, seam ripper, notebook or journal, and any supplies you like to have handy when quilting.
- If students wish to make the Call Me Crazy quilt with their own fabrics, they will need 2 3/4 yards white or other field fabric, 2 1/2 yards total assorted blue (or other color) fabrics and 3/4 yards binding fabric.
- If students wish to make the Just Passing Through quilt with their own fabrics, they will need 3 3/4 yards solid field fabric and 1 1/2 yards contrasting solid fabric for the splicing and binding fabric.
- Facility equipment needed: tables and chairs for cutting and sewing
- Skill level: Adventurous beginner to advanced
We are pleased to announce that Weeks Ringle has confirmed that she will come to SDMQG.
She will present a lecture on Sunday, October 14th at noon. Cost is free to SDMQG members and $10 for guests.
We are still discussing which workshop she will present, but save the date for October 13th from 9-4pm at QIAD.
We are so excited to be hosting a Libs Elliott workshop on Sunday, December 9 at Quilt in a Day, San Marcos. This will be a full day workshop; 9am-4pm.
Here’s the description from Libs herself:
Embrace the Chaos – An Exercise in Controlled Randomness
Using only paper and pencils – no computers required! – I will walk students through a series of worksheet exercises that mimic the programming language I use to generate my quilt patterns. By using controlled elements in a random way, each participant will end up with a unique quilt pattern layout – no two Chaos Quilts are the same!
As a group, we’ll discuss design flow and tweak our individual layouts. Then we’ll cut fabrics and work on piecing our designs, using provided block-building instructions. At the end of the class, each participant will leave with her/his own random geometric quilt design and will have the knowledge required to complete the project at home.
1 Full-Day Session allows time for drafting, design and initial block construction. Level: All Levels
At this time, we are accepting registration from dues-paying SDMQG members. If there are still seats available, we will open the workshop up to the entire quilting community in the next few weeks.
There are 20 seats available for this workshop, at a cost of $100, which will include a catered lunch.
Registration is easy and uses our two step registration system:
1. Register yourself here.
2. Pay for your workshop by Venmo (@sdmodernquiltguild), PayPal (firstname.lastname@example.org), or by cash or cheque to a board member. Please note that you are not considered to be registered until we have received payment. Spots are non-refundable unless filled by the waitlist.
We still have a few spaces left for our Violet Craft workshops and trunk show! See the link here to register! We welcome anyone from the quilting community to join us!
Violet Craft is a paper piecing guru, in both English Paper Piecing and Foundation Paper Piecing, so if you have ever wanted to give these a try, but didn’t know where to start, we have the answer. Violet doesn’t travel very much, so we are very lucky to have her come and visit us. Be sure to take advantage!
Atomic Starburst FPP Class (Saturday):
Diamonds: (30) 7” x 12” pieces
Starbursts: (20) 6” x 8”
Background: 3 ¾ yards
Binding: 2/3 yard
Backing: 3 ½ yards
Atomic Starburst pattern
The Peacock EPP class (Sunday):
1/8 yard each:
eye- 2 colors or prints
body-3 colors or prints
feathers- 3 sets of 3 colors or prints
feather eyes- 1 color or print
Milliner needles size 9
Wonderfil Invisafil 100wt thread or Decobob 80wt
water soluble fabric glue stick
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I hope to see your sunny faces at our next meeting on June 3, at 11am!