lectures

COLOR—WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?

FROM IDEA TO BOOK—GETTING FROM HERE TO THERE

WHAT FRENCH BRAID QUILTS HAVE TAUGHT ME

 

 

workshops

 

almost ohio  

ALMOST OHIO STARS—This charming quilt is surprisingly simple to make. Quick piecing methods are used for the star points and the smaller stars are made from the leftovers of the larger ones.

One-day workshop

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  one-patch b/w  

A ONE-PATCH WITH APPEAL—You may think that you'll get sick of cutting rectangles for this fun quilt, but you'll actually be cutting strips (mostly). And you only have to remember two numbers for this versatile quilt whose pieces are all exactly the same size. Throw in some strip-piecing and you have a great result for not-so-much effort.

Half-day workshop

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one-patch/1-day piano

A ONE-PATCH WITH APPEAL—You may think that you'll get sick of cutting rectangles for this fun quilt, but you'll actually be cutting strips (mostly). And you only have to remember two numbers for this versatile quilt whose pieces are all exactly the same size. Throw in some strip-piecing and you have a great result for not-so-much effort.

One-day workshop

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  Corrugated batiks  

CORRUGATED QUILT—Differences in color value are used to create this striking quilt. A confident and careful beginner could make this quilt, but it is better suited to an intermediate level.

One-day workshop

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DHelix Royal crop

DOUBLE HELIX—Although this quilt involves quite a bit of sewing, none of it is especially difficult. Label everything as you go and you'll end up with a stunning quilt.

Three-day workshop

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  Erector Set purple crop

 

ERECTOR SET—This scrappy zigzag is made up of 6 vertical columns in 2 contrasting colors. The dots reminded me of rivets, hence the name.

One-day workshop

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cornucopia  

FRENCH BRAID—The reason French Braid quilts are everywhere is that they're addictive! Strip piecing and careful shading have popularized and modernized this traditional pattern. Once you discover how much easier these quilts are than they look, you'll want to make several. Learn the techniques from the author of the book.

Two-day workshop

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  Baby Braid entire

BABY BRAID—The construction of this small quilt (about 37" x 44") will teach you the techniques used in making the larger versions without having to commit to a 2-day workshop.

One-day workshop

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tree skirt wild crop 2       

 

FRENCH BRAID TREE SKIRT—Use this great modification of the French Braid quilt style to make this stunning tree skirt. But be careful—everyone you know will want one!

One-day or Two-day workshop

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  blue baskets crop PR

 

QUICK BASKETS—Use easy piecing techniques to create this charming variation on a traditional pattern. Floating points and oversized blocks make this quilt go together fast(er). Whether you make the 12-block quilt or stick to 3 or 4 blocks for a table runner, this pattern is scrap- and user-friendly.

One-day workshop

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Celtic Not brown crop

 

QUICK CELTIC NOT--Achieve the interlaced look of Celtic techniques without the work. With few seams to match and simple lattices, this quilt goes together surprisingly quickly. Whether you make it from 3 fabrics or scraps, the easy piecing and forgiving construction will make this one of your favorite quilts.  Fans of optical illusion will love it.

One-day workshop

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  Snake pink crop

 

SNAKE IN THE GRASS—What would happen if you could make a French Braid quilt in which the accents meandered around the column instead of lying in a straight line? Take this class and find out!

Two-day workshop

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stacked blox gray

 

STACKED BLOX—This is a great project for big prints that you don't want to cut, or as a team themed quilt. Good class for beginners.

One-day workshop

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Stax Lizards crop

 

STAX TO THE MAX—This has become my new favorite gift quilt. It's fast, fun, uses up odd pieces of fabric and is easily adaptable to any colors or theme, including teams. It works with or without borders and the crib size also makes a good wall hanging.

One-day workshop

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watch/step cools crop

 

WATCH YOUR STEP—Make this great scrap quilt using straight or fat 1/8 yard pieces. The quick cutting recipe makes these 10 1/2" blocks go together faster than you would imagine.

One-day workshop

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  wavelet crop

 

THE WAVELET—The wavy ends of this quilt seem to impress quilters and appeal to almost everyone. Learn the simple secret in this class

One-day workshop.

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Whacked trad. crop

 

WHACKED-OUT STARS—The name of this class comes from the method of construction as well as from the final appearance. This is a fun quilt to make either large or small, and great as a gift that you don’t want to spend the next decade making!

Half-day or one-day workshop

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  Yipes brown crop

 

YIPES! STRIPES!—This is a great project for 6 fabrics in 2 or 3 colors, and it can double as a team-themed quilt.

One-day workshop

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 Zippers-Rivoli

 

ZIPPERS—This fun quilt is a terrific way to use a large print that you don't want to cut, as well as some of those fat quarters you bought on impulse.

One-day workshop

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