Workshops

WORKSHOPS BY MEMBERS

October 19, 2019–One Block Wonder Quilts
workshop by Candy Grisham and Marsha Bray

Wow – one fabric and so…many looks!  This class will teach you how to stack fabric repeats and form hexagon blocks to create a kaleidoscope quilt with no two blocks the same.  The fun is seeing what you can come up with by arranging the blocks to create your own unique design!  You can use yardage or panels. The workshop will be $20 per person. You must be a Bits member to sign up. Registration will open at the August meeting.
Supply sheet
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WORKSHOPS BY SPECIAL GUESTS

Candy Grisham, Coordinator
candyce54 at gmail.com

Sign up now! Workshops are August 27 & 28th!
Sandra Bruce –Art Quilter and Long Arm Quilter

Each workshop is an all day workshop. The cost is $60 per workshop.
Workshops will be held at Jackman’s.
Workshop is 10:30-4:30.  You can arrive at 10 to set up. Please plan to bring your lunch and any drinks you would like to have..

Stitching Words Tuesday, August 27–10:30 — 4:30 Jackman’s
Supply sheet for Stitching Words

Material Matrix Wednesday, August 28–10:30–4:30 Jackman’s
Supply sheet for Material Matrix

Sandra’s career in illustration and lettering carries into her skills as a quilter and quilt artist. She is an art quilter specializing in a technique she calls “Material Matrix”. On Tuesday, August 27th she’s teaching “The ABC’s of Stitching Words” which will teach you how to create letterforms with your sewing machine. Using free-motion, she will show you how to connect letters and ideas on how to arrange them. This is great for signing your quilts, making labels, and adding that special greeting or sentiment into your quilts. There will be a variety of small projects offered in the workshop to practice writing with your machine.

At the meeting on Tuesday night, Sandra will give a talk called “It’s All About Words”, and explore a bit of history of how words have played a part in quilts, along with lots of ideas on how to incorporate words into your quilts and sewing projects. It’s full of visuals and will inspire you to try it!

On Wednesday, Sandra will teach an all day workshop on her technique she calls Material Matrix.  “Material Matrix”, is inspired by the painter, Chuck Close. It involves using a gridded photograph and interpreting each 2-inch square into fabric, using piecing to achieve the effect. In the workshop, in addition to the technique, she teaches: what makes a good photo to use, color and value, curved-piecing, and how to grid your own photo. Everyone in the class works on the same project, picking from “Sew Ready”, “Wake Up Cup” or “Junior Cardinal”.