Tuesday, January 20, 2009

FREE Workshop announcement

All those in the Southern New Hampshire/Northern Massachusetts area who might want a fabulous day of quilting in a gorgeous classroom space in the most amazing quilt shop ever....READ ON!

To go along with my group quilting trunk show, I am currently also developing a workshop to focus on group quilting. Wanda Makela, owner of Bunkhouse Quilt Shop in Lyndeboro NH, has graciously allowed me to hold an experimental class in her classroom space as I hone this workshop on March 7, 2009, beginning at 10am. This is type of workshop is something new for me, so I am offering the chance to several quilters (first come, first served, reservations required) to come join us and basically take a workshop for free in Wanda’s fabulous classroom space while we work out the kinks. I of course hope the kinks will be few, but a trial class should bring most of the biggies to light. If it is a total bust, at least Bunkhouse is an awesome place to sew and shop, and you really can never go wrong with a day of sewing and shopping! Or so I am hoping.

The workshop will be a Round Robin in a Day, wherein quilters will work together to create a 22” wall hanging for each workshop participant. Each person participating will start with their own block (why not use a UFO block of appropriate size?), but will surrender that block to the whims of three other participants in the workshop, who will each add borders to the center block. The spin I am putting on the round robin idea is that the techniques and/or elements of each border round will be determined just prior to each round by that age old decision-making method, drawing from a hat. At the end of the workshop, each participant should have a completed 22” square quilt that reflects not only themselves but the unique ideas and approaches to quilt-making of his/her fellow workshop participants. A willingness to allow others to dictate the direction of a piece you started and the abilities to work well in a time-sensitive environment and to move from one task to another easily are requisite to this class, as well as the completion of the center block prior to class.

If you think you might like to participate, please let me know as soon as possible at evapaigequilts@charter.net, and I will send you a list of supplies so you can start gathering things together.

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