We will be doing Fabric Flower Folding based on Origami. Xenia will be leading the program and it based on a book by Kumiko Sudo. The fabric (already cut) for the flowers, the background with the stems and leaves fused on and the instructions will be provided. After the flowers are “folded”, they will need to be sewn on the background with appliqué stitches. Members need to bring sewing supplies (appliqué needle, neutral thread, scissors, needle threaders, etc.) You can look up Kumiko online to get an idea of what we will be doing if you’d like. Looking forward to seeing everyone!
In March we will be welcoming Lois Hallock of Clearview Designs. She will be giving us a lecture called "Your Perfect Quilting Space". This lecture has an emphasis on improved ergonomics to increase energy for creating more quilts with your stash. In addition, we will be having a workshop with Lois called "Quilt Studio Planning and Design". In this 6 hour workshop you will learn the basics of quilt studio design and is geared to rearrange and repurpose what you already own. The workshop is open to 15 participants. There will be a sign up sheet at the February business meeting. The class will be held at Christ Lutheran Church on March 16, 2019 and will cost $35.00. You can look up information about Lois Hallock at clearview-designs.com.
Dee Lord will teach Sashiko embroidery. Sashiko is a form of Japanese folk embroidery that uses the basic running stitch to create a patterned background. The geometric patterns include straight or curved lines of stitching arranged in a repeating pattern. The Japanese work Sashiko means “little stabs” and refers to the small stitches used in this form of needlework. Please bring small scissors (for cutting thread) and a wide eye sharp needle. All other supplies will be provided.
Barb Tourtillotte is a fabric designer from Sammamish, WA. She will be showing some of her designs and discussing the design process. Her work can be seen at https://www.turtlecrossings.com.
Janine Walker will be teaching us how to make our own ornament. Pins and Styrofoam balls will be provided.
2 1/2" strips of 3 contrasting colors, dark, medium and light
For the center you will need (8) 2 1/2" squares
For the second and third rows you will need (16) 2 1/2” squares of each color
7/8" ribbon to coordinate with your fabrics