Workshop: Exploring Curves

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VTMQG Workshop: Exploring Curves
Sunday, November 4th, 2018
9:00am – 1:00pm 
– Class size: 12 students
– Cost: $10 members, $20 non-members
– Location: 193 Tilley Dr, South Burlington

– About the Workshop: Join VTMQG’s Michelle Reiter for a morning of exploring curves! In this techniques workshop, we will learn three completely different methods to add curves to pieced quilts. First, we will use our rotary cutters to cut and then sew gentle improv curves. Next, we will use freezer paper to make a pattern for our own simple curves. We’ll add seam allowance and registration marks and then sew our pieces together to make a nice, flat block. Finally, we will use templates to make a drunkard’s path/quarter circle block. Create three quilt blocks from scraps and stash fabrics, while finding your favorite curved sewing technique for future projects!

– About the Instructor: Michelle love to make things- all things. She is a serial crafter and loves learning new techniques.  Michelle has been quilting about 10 years. When she isn’t making quilts, sewing bags or making clothes; she enjoys gardening, cooking, canning and reading.
– Supplies:

. Working sewing machine and basic sewing supplies (pins, snips, etc)
. Neutral cotton thread
. Rotary cutter with a sharp blade  (I prefer a 28 mm or 45 mm)
. Glue stick (regular school glue stick, nothing fancy required)
. Marking pen or pencils that will show up on your fabrics
. 4-5 fat quarters (you can use a bunch of large scraps but you will need 3 pieces at least 9” x 21”). Remember we are learning new techniques so don’t bring your precious fabrics; this is a great chance to use some fabric you just don’t love any longer
Irons + ironing boards + rotary mats will be available. If you would like to have your own cutting and/or ironing station, space will be available for you to bring your own.
Workshop is limited to 12 students. Spots will be filled in the order received. Check or paypal payment options. More information upon sign up.

To sign-up or questions about the workshop, email Kaitlin.