QUILT North frequently sponsors workshops, which may be taught by visiting speakers, members of other guilds, or members of our own guild. Workshops for the beginning of the 2020-2021 guild year will be virtual, conducted on a Zoom platform.
Let us know is you need help setting up and/or getting comfortable with Zoom too; members are ready to help out!
Two day workshop over 2 Saturdays – “Lines and Curves”
Saturday, Apr. 10th & Saturday, Apr. 17th – 1 pm to 4 pm
Cost: $45 members, $50 non-members – Click here to register for this workshop
A techniques-based workshop. Students will combine thick and thin lines with curved pieces and assemble the quilt top in rows. There are infinite possibilities. Sheila will demonstrate construction techniques for sewing curved seams and discuss some of the challenges one might run into with spontaneous design and piecing.
“From Digital Design to Print-at-Home and Print-on-Demand“
Tuesday, May 4th – 1 pm to 4 pm EST
Cost: $25 members, $35 non-members – Click here to register for this workshop
You CAN design your own fabric! You’ve heard about Spoonflower and other companies that print your designs, you have an inkjet printer (or you want to know which one to buy for printing on fabric). But if you don’t get help with set-up your results may not be what you expected. This 3-hourworkshop takes you hands-on with your computer or iPad from paintings and drawings, collages and photograph/s to both commercially printed and home-printed fabric to use in your quilts. You’ll go live with Susie as she takes you through the steps for simple edits, easy to use filters to make them really interesting, and then the technical skills needed for inkjet printing at home, and uploading to print-on-demand sites that will print your image for yardage. You will learn to size images correctly, how to make repeats, and a quick intro to using the Spoonflower site. You will set up a Spoonflower account and upload a sample photo or image (no need to order, just for practice).
“Twice-cut Drunkard’s Path”
Saturday, June 26, 2021 – 10 am-3 pm EST
Cost: $45 members $45 non-members – Click here to register for this workshop
In this one-day workshop, we use Jenny’s Drunkard’s Path Templates to get our heads around the twice-cut (or sometimes thrice-cut) Drunkard’s Path block and the fun and unlimited ways of using this method. We will sew blocks from Jenny’s Hole Punch Ribbon (below) and Hole Punch Hoop quilts but also look at how you can create your own designs using the Twice-cut Drunkard’s Path block.