Monday, February 10, 2014
Meeting / Lecture
February 10, 2014 - Quilt Show Nuts & Bolts
There is no speaker at the February meeting.
We will be spending the general meeting time discussing the final details for the upcoming Spring Shower of Quilts show.
Note that your cowboy challenge quilts are due today.
If you have items for the Dream Theme Baskets, you should bring them today also.
February 10, 2014 (1 - 4p)
Class Fee $20
Circles - Phil Gold
Phil’s Circle Class Description:
My set-in circles class is based on the book “Pieced Curves So Simple” by Dale Fleming. Dale claims she can make a 6-minute pieced circle, but it takes me about 10. I have modified this process to make it a bit more robust. I will demonstrate the construction of “perfect” set-in circles then students will all get hands-on experience practicing this basic technique. Then I will demonstrate several “special effects” that can be achieved using this process - including pieced hearts, concentric circles, intersecting circles and other pieced effects. I’ll provide as much one-on-one help as possible so that everyone can master this construction technique. During the class, we should have time to practice both the basic technique and some of these special effects. I’ll also talk about using set-in circles for making Drunkards Path blocks and a simple, but important modification to the technique when you need quarter and half-circles. Written instructions will be provided for everything taught.
February 11, 2014 (9:30 - 3:30)
Full Day Workshop (Setup begins at 9a)
Class Fee $35
3D Tumbling Blocks - Phil Gold
Phil’s 3D Class Description:
My tumbling blocks class is loosely based on a section of the book “One-Block Wonders – Encore!” by Maxine Rosenthal & Joy Pelzmann. I will provide an introduction to constructing hexagonal blocks that give the illusion of cubes using fabrics of different values and how to combine them without sewing any “Y” seams. The cubes will take on added depth when I show you how to “poke” holes and slots in them and even turn them inside out. I will demonstrate their construction (cutting the fabric, laying out the blocks and sewing the pieces together). I’ll also provide many helpful hints that will make the construction go easier. During the class, we should have time to make several different blocks and I will provide detailed written instructions for sewing other variations. After the lunch break, I’ll talk about integrating your cube blocks with your borders and what to do with extra blocks. Many of my students have had enough time to sew three blocks and put them together into a table-runner.