Monday, January 16, 2017
Quilting from an Engineer's Perspective
January 16, 2017
Phil Gold - Quilting from an Engineer's Perspective
Phil was an engineer at Sikorsky Aircraft and was a designer of flight control software for many of the helicopters developed during the time he worked there.
He discovered quilting about 10 years ago when his wife "dragged" him to a block of the month class and he was "hooked". He started making his own blocks and searching the internet for info on quilts and quilt making.
He says that his wife refers to some of his efforts as insane, but he prefers to call them "fearless".
Come hear the story of quilting from an engineer's perspective.
January 16, 2017 (1-3:30) and January 17, 2017 (9:30 - 3:30)
This is a Day and and a Half Workshop
(Setup begins immediately after the meeting on the half day and at 9a Tuesday for the full day)
Class Fee $55 (non-members $80)
Materials Fee (payable to instructor) $20
Experience: All experience levels welcome
Techniques: rotary cutting and machine sewing
Sewing machine required
Great Kaleidoscopes Without Paper Piecing
- Phil Gold
Phil’s method for making great kaleidoscope quilts combines techniques used by Ricky Tims and Paula Nadelstern. The class uses a set of 5 laser-cut templates (purchased from the instructor) to cut precision pieces that assemble quickly into the kaleidoscope wedges. Each piece can be cut from a strip-set of fabrics, a single piece of striped fabric or fussy cut. Twelve mirror-image wedges are sewn together to make the kaleidoscope quilt.
Monday PM: Students will choose fabrics then cut and sew strip-sets. Strip sets are symmetric to reduce waste. Or they will pick fabrics that they wish to fussy-cut (fabrics with mirror-image motifs work great).
Tuesday: Students will cut the pieces for the kaleidoscope wedges using the templates and sew them together. They will cut setting pieces (that will form a square around the kaleidoscope) and add to the finished wedges. Depending on how quickly the students work, they can start combining the wedges to form the finished kaleidoscope.