CURRENT LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS
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MODERN RAINBOW Trunk Show & Lecture
Come and see the quilts from the book Modern Rainbow: 14 Imaginative Quilts that Play with Color. The trunk show will include a lecture on how to use color in spectrum quilts for maximum impact and playfulness. I will also discuss how I approach making traditionally inspired quilts, modern quilts, and improvisational/ liberated quilts.
Design and make your own version of the “Wavelength” quilt from my book, Modern Rainbow: 14 Imaginative Quilts that Play with Color. This improvisationally crafted quilt invites you to play with the interchange of color as shapes gradually emerge. We’ll talk making angled cuts, fabric choice, and color selection, blockfundamentals and how different choices
will create different effects in the quilt top.
Options include: Half Day (technique only) and Full Day (technique and blocks)
RAINBOW REMIX Workshop
Come, learn, and discuss the tension between improvisation and classical quilting by making your own version of “Rainbow Remix” from Modern Rainbow: 14 Imaginative Quilts that Play with Color. In this project based class, participants will explore the tension between classical and improvisational quilt making and will learn to manipulate techniques to create a quilt with stunning effect. As the class
progresses, the focus will shift towards composition and we’ll talk about creating an alternate grid through layout. This class is also a wonderful foray into color for students looking to gain color confidence.
Options include: Half Day (technique – blocks ) and Full Day (blocks and composition).
Spend the day working on your own version of the Huckleberry quilt from Modern Rainbow: 14 Imaginative Quilts that Play with Color. I’ll be sharing my tips on advanced piecing as we walk through piecing the blocks and assembling the quilt top.
Options include: Half Day (technique – blocks ) and Full Day (quarter of a quilt top)
Inspired by the flame of a candle, pieced diamonds are the main focus of this quilt from Modern Rainbow: 14 Imaginative Quilts that Play with Color. Learn how variances in value lend an element of unpredictability to the predictable rainbow while also adding depth and
dimension. Low value diamond blocks paint the background, further adding visual interest.
Options include: Half Day and Full Day