NOTE: Materials fees are required for some workshops. These fees are paid directly to faculty and are not part of your registration fee. Required Supplies: Total of at least 2yds of coordinating fabrics (e.g. 8-12 FQs or Half Yards) Coloured pencils for designing (great if they roughly match your fabrics) Pencil with eraser Small drawing ruler Straight pins Paper & Fabric scissors, shared scissors will be supplied but you may wish to bring your own to maximize class time. Stitch-ripper
Optional Supplies: Quilting ruler - Unfinished block sizes are 6-1/2" or 8-1/2" so bring a ruler that makes it easiest to cut to these sizes. Shared 15x15" rulers will be provided but Libs highly suggests bringing something like a 6"x12" to make triming easier.
BlocLoc HST rulers - A 3-1/2" and 6-1/2" for 6" blocks OR A 4-1/2" and 8-1/2" for 8" blocks Prep Requirements: All worksheets will be provided in class.
You will design and work on a unique 30"x30" or 40"x40" quilt top during class.
No prep in advance except for selecting a palette of fabrics that you love seeing together. Check Instagram hashtag for examples of Chaos quilts:
Using only paper and colored pencils - no computers required! - Libs will walk attendees through a series of worksheet exercises that mimic the programming language she uses to generate quilt patterns. By using controlled elements in a random way, each attendee will end up with a unique quilt pattern layout - no two Chaos Quilts are the same! As a group, we’ll discuss design flow and tweak our individual layouts. Then we’ll cut fabrics and work on piecing our designs, using provided block-building instructions. At the end of the class, each attendee will leave with their own random geometric quilt design and will have the knowledge required to complete the project. To celebrate 10 years of QuiltCon, this will be an extra special edition of Embrace the Chaos, which will feature new quilt blocks and randomization options just for this session! Sewing machines provided!