Zoom Virtual Lectures/Workshops

Lecture: (US$400 for the lecture and Q&A)

My journey in quilting – including choosing fabric for quilts, prepping your complete quilt before sewing – and I share a Powerpoint of my quilts.

Workshops:
(US$55 per student)

The Clamshell Quilt

This class is a FUN class – stress-free. I teach you the easy-peasy way of putting clamshells together – no grids, no lines, no fabrics to sew clams onto, no papers and again, no stressing. All you need is a template. Its so easy that even if you don’t sew you will be able to do this. It has been my MOST popular class ever!

The preparation of each clamshell involves drawing out the clamshells onto fabric and then preparing them to sew them together in rows and then into blocks. This takes a little bit of time to do, but once that’s done you can carry it around with you wherever you sit and sew. All you need for the class is the template, your fabric, Roxanne’s glue, scissors, needles and thread, and a 24 inch ruler.

This is a 3 hour interactive workshop where I explain and demonstrate each step in detail then give you time to complete that step – before I continue onto the next step.  So you work side by side with me.   While working on your quilt you will have lots of time to ask questions.

You can make your quilt any size you like. You can make a large bed quilt, a lap quilt, a cushion cover or a table runner (which of course you won’t do because you will become so addicted to clamshells).

You can buy the pattern and template from Paper Pieces in Paducah or from Vintage and Vogue in New Hampshire.


Needleturn Applique

Matilda

MATILDA is made up of 6 inch blocks. The background for each 6 inch block is made up of four 3 inch blocks using lots of different low volume fabrics. Four 6 inch blocks are sewn together to make up a 12 inch completed block.

The workshop will teach the basics of needleturn – the way I do it. Straight line applique, curves, points in leaves, circles and stems. I teach you how to prepare your shapes as well as glue them onto the background using a lightbox – this is essential for my class. Using the lightbox eliminates many steps in the prep process that I used to do many years ago (in the dark ages!!)

This is a 3 hour interactive workshop where I explain and demonstrate each step in detail then give you time to complete that step – before I continue onto the next step.  So you work side by side with me.   While working on your quilt you will have lots of time to ask questions.

For me, needleturn applique must be fun. Needleturn applique does not have to be accurate – our perceived mistakes are all part of the charm of our quilts.

Machine Piecing

Flowering Snowball

Flowering Snowball is a traditional pattern, done here by machine piecing. Templates are provided for each shape.

Don’t be intimidated by the curves whilst machine piecing – the curves are very gentle and easy to do with a couple of pins to hold them in place.

This is a 3 hour interactive workshop where I explain and demonstrate each step in detail then give you time to complete that step – before I continue onto the next step.  So you work side by side with me.   While working on your quilt you will have lots of time to ask questions.

For the class you will need a sewing machine in good working order, the templates/pattern, a marking pen, an iron and ironing board and all other necessary sewing accessories.

Foundation Piecing

Kaleidoscope

Have you ever done Foundation Piecing and then been so frustrated at the end when you have to tear off all those tiny itty bitty pieces of paper? Or had to copy the patterns numerous times?

Well….. you haven’t done a class with me then!

Join me in this fun class where I will teach you how to do Foundation Piecing using freezer paper where there are no tiny bits of paper to tear off at the end of sewing each block.

This is an interactive workshop where I explain and demonstrate each step in detail then give you time to complete that step – before I continue onto the next step.  So you work side by side with me.   While working on your quilt you will have lots of time to ask questions.

You will need a sewing machine in good working order, freezer paper and your fabrics. There is some preparation before the class so book in advance so you get all your preparation done before the class.

Contact me at blanckirene@gmail.com