NOTE: Materials fees are required for some workshops. These fees are paid directly to faculty and are not part of your registration fee. Materials Fee: 0 Fee Details: 0
Required Supplies: 1. Seven to eight ½ yard fabrics. In Block Play, you will have some areas of customization so having enough fabric to play with is important. Jessica encourages students to pick one color and pull from the lightest to darkest values for class. As an example, if you select blue, pull a lightest blue, light blue, light medium blue, medium blue, medium dark blue, dark blue and very dark blue. The Modern Quilt Guild’s Community Outreach Challenge color palettes this year are also a great option to use. 2. One yard background fabric. Select a neutral or a contrasting color from what you select in #1. You will likely not use the entire one yard of background fabric in class, but having enough available to use is important. The remainder can be used in how you choose to finish the project. 3. A small notebook and writing tool* (Alternatively, if you like to sketch digitally and want to sketch on your phone or other digital device you have with you, that is fine too.) 4. A fabric marking tool. 5. A dozen clips or pins.
Optional Supplies: 1. A calculator, or alternatively if your phone has a calculator and your phone will be with you, you’re all set. Prep Requirements: No cutting/prep in advance is needed.
Do you love making modern quilts from patterns but feel stuck when it’s time to explore modern design concepts on your own? This workshop is designed to help quilters look at traditional blocks in a modern way. Students will study several traditional blocks and work through examples of modernizing and piecing the block. Students will be able to use their blocks to make a modern sampler or take the blocks home for further play and discovery. While this course is an introduction to modern design, students should already have general quilting knowledge, including how to assemble basic blocks and using a ¼” seam allowance. Sewing machines provided!