Workshops

Jenny Haynes | Laura Loewen | Tighe Flanagan | Lucy Engels


TRIPLE INSET CIRCLES | Lucy Engels

Saturday, November 12th | 9:30AM – 12:00PM

In our last workshop of 2022, you’ll learn a fast, fun and versatile way to cut and piece a 20” quilt block containing three inset circles. This is an innovative modern technique that attendees are sure to use in their own quilts going forward.

  • FORMAT: Zoom
  • DATE: November 12
  • TIME: 9:30am – 12:00pm
  • PRICING: (see equity pricing for more info)
    • $35 standard pricing
    • $25 equity pricing
    • $38 pay it forward
  • PLUS you must purchase the pattern
    • Join us for the July meeting for a discount code!

Level: Advanced beginner / Intermediate. This is a machine based workshop.

Materials – Fabric requirements, templates and other materials will be emailed about 2 weeks before the workshop (or upon registration if registering within 2 weeks of the workshop).

About Lucy
Originally receiving a degree in printmaking, Lucy’s artistic background feeds the knowledge, skills and inspiration for the quilts and patterns she creates. She finds herself heavily influenced by music and what’s going on around her, and this is reflected in the pieces she makes and patterns she produces. In addition to patterns, Lucy creates both functional and decorative quilts, and also designs and screen prints limited edition fabric collections and paper prints.

Lucy has previously collaborated and partnered with industry leaders such as JanomeUK, Aurifil Thread, FIGO Fabrics, Oakshott Fabrics, Purl Soho, and RJR Fabrics. She has had work at QuiltCon ‘18, ‘20, and ‘21 and received an award in 2021 in the appliqué category for her Naive Melody Quilt.

She is currently based in Edinburgh, Scotland where she works and teachers out of her studio.

PRECISION PIECING | Tighe Flanagan

Saturday, September 17th | 9AM – 2:30PM (held via Zoom)

Explore precision piecing with this traditional tessellating design known as a fig leaf motif. Tighe has translated this Islamic geometric pattern into a 4” block that has endless possibilities depending on your fabric choices and layouts!

We will discuss and learn about:

  • Cutting fabrics accurately with both paper and acrylic templates
  • Fabric grain and being aware of bias
  • Strategies to avoid unwanted stretching and distortion, including pressing as we make our blocks and assemble our quilt tops
  • FORMAT: Zoom
  • DATE: September 17
  • TIME: 9am – 2:30 pm
  • PRICING: (see equity pricing for more info)
    • $37 standard pricing
    • $15 equity pricing
    • $40 pay it forward
  • PLUS you must purchase the pattern
    • Join us for the July meeting for a discount code!

Recommended for confident beginners and up.

MATERIALS


MOON PHASES | Laura Loewen

Saturday, June 4th | 9AM – 2:30PM (held via Zoom)

In this class Laura will walk you through her Moon Phases quilt pattern step by step.  The pattern has circles which can be done with a variety of techniques.  You will learn how to baste curves for applique, curved English Paper Piecing, and hand applique techniques. You’ll finish a quadrant of the Moon Phases wall hanging and will develop all the skills you’ll need to finish this 38″ x 38″ quilt. 

  • FORMAT: Zoom
  • DATE: June 4th, 2022
  • TIME: 9am-2:30pm
  • FEE: (see equity pricing page for more info)  
    • $37 standard pricing
    • $15 equity pricing
    • $40 pay it forward
    • PLUS you must purchase pattern

This class is suitable for intermediate quilters and up.

MATERIALS AND PREP

For more about Laura Loewen of Quilt Fort, please visit https://quiltfortcompany.com/ or follow @quiltfortco on Instagram


Thistles, Cogs and Caterpillar Wheels | Jenny Haynes

Saturday, March 19th | 9AM – 1:30PM (held over Zoom)

In this class Jenny will show you how to make a block she created for the Modern Times Quilt – the classic New York Beauty block, but with a twist. You will learn how the different blocks are designed and put together, the way the different parts can be shifted and moved to change the look of the block.

You will sew no-pin machine-pieced curves in three sizes while playing with Jenny’s Drunkard’s Path template, a tool that makes precise blocks that are easy to piece together.

Jenny will also cover all the stages of Foundation Paper Piecing using freezer paper – how to prep the paper, what stitch length to use, how best to put the block together and more.

The techniques learned will give you knowledge and freedom to design your own version of the Modern Times Quilt.

This class is suitable for newbie quilters and experienced quilters alike.

For more about Jenny Haynes of Papper Sax Sten, please visit pappersaxsten.com or follow @pappersaxsten on Instagram