Improvisational quilting is a fundamental component of modern quilting. In this hands-on workshop, learn how to let go and begin to design intuitively to create completely unique and one of a kind quilt blocks that will be finished as either your choice of a bolster pillow or a mini quilt. We’ll cover the basics of quiltmaking, from fabric cutting to piecing, quilting, finishing and binding. You’ll leave with a finished patchwork accessory that is truly a reflection of your creativity.
Students will be asked to bring a bag of scrap fabric in various sizes as a starting point for their improvisational work.
Basic sewing experience
- 1 gallon-sized bag of fabric scraps, any size from 2” and up
- 1 yard of coordinating solid cotton or linen fabric
- 20” x 20” piece of batting (I prefer cotton or bamboo blends)
- small bag of fiber fill for the pillow option
- coordinating sewing thread
- coordinating quilting thread
- safety pins or curved quilting safety pins
- hand sewing needle
- rotary cutter
- cutting mat
- plastic quilting ruler (I prefer 6” x 24”)
- pencil or water soluble fabric marking pen
- optional: quilting gloves
No Material Fee
(sewing machines will be provided of feel free to bring your own)
Heather Jones is a designer and modern quilter. She lives in Cincinnati with her husband, Jeff, and two young children, Aidan and Olivia, who are her biggest supporters as well as her greatest sources of inspiration. Heather founded the Cincinnati chapter of the Modern Quit Guild and she recently completed her first line of quilting patterns. Three of her original quilts were chosen as winners of the Modern Quilt Guild’s Project Modern Challenges, a year-long national quilting competition. Her work has been published in Quilty Magazine, Generation Q Magazine; in the books “Seaside Home” and the upcoming “Modern Quilts from the Blogosphere"; and many online publications. Additionally, her work will be featured in two upcoming publications scheduled to be released in 2013.
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