Our Summer Designer Workshop Series this year includes three amazing talents! Doug Leko of Antler Quilt Designs, Sandy Klop of American Jane and Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree Quilts will all be here at Hollyhill Quilt Shoppe!
Shoppe Note: Be sure to sign up now for any of the three classes below. You will have pre-cutting work to do prior to the workshops, so don't wait.
Registration is now available for American Jane's Sky Diamond Workshop on Saturday, June 20. In this workshop you will be working with angles. This is the perfect workshop to learn Y-Seams and a great workshop to learn color placement. In this quilt, just by flipping segments you can create different color combinations. Lisa pieced our Sky Diamond quilt and it is gorgeous! Of course we can't say enough good things about American Jane herself...Sandy Klop! A word of note: We do recommend this workshop for quilters with intermediate and advanced quilting skills. A limited number of kits are available.
Lisa did an amazing job with our sample and Monica's quilting..., well we really have nothing more to say. Perfection.
Designer Doug Leko of Antler Quilt Designs will be teaching two separate workshops June 27 & June 28 2015. On Saturday, June 27 from 1pm until 5pm Doug will teach his all-new Mistletoe & Holly Table Runner. On Sunday, June 28 it's a full day workshop as he teaches you techniques to create his Taylored Stars Quilt. We highly encourage you to register now as there is pre-cutting homework to do seeew that you have more time to do what we all love most...sew in class. Wine & Cheese will be served during the table runner class and a catered lunch will be provided for his full day workshop. Register here.
In August, Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree Quilts will teach Fig Tree's Classic Halloween Workshop on Friday, August 28 & Saturday, August 29. She will teach a different project each day, giving you the option to choose the project you want to make. Since mystery typically surrounds Halloween, the ? is a Mystery Quilt project from one of her upcoming fabulous new patterns! The Mystery Quilt project will be the same at whichever workshop you choose. Go ahead, click on the logo picture above for all of the details! Otherwise, I'm simply repeating what I've already typed...seeew please read the workshop information here.
I will however share a few highlights....
For Friday's workshop she will be teaching the four-star version of her Navajo Stars pattern, which she just seeew happened to make in two different color versions. Since this is "Fig Tree's Classic Halloween Workshop, the theme will obviously be vintage Halloween. We will have kits for the version you see below. In this class you will learn how to use strip sets and simple cuts to create complicated- looking pieces; simplified ways to work with angles; no specialty rulers or templates of any kind; confidence with angles and your basic ruler. This class is recommended to those with intermediate to advanced skills, but hey...I'm feeling a bit adventurous. LOL.
On Saturday, she will teach her Spools Quartet pattern. This is a great class for everyone of every skill level. A fun and very simple way to make classic, traditional blocks. A quilt pattern that you can turn to again and again. Can be made with a scrappy color palette like the Halloween version or with your favorite Jelly Roll. Super simple "sew and flip" method that Joanna uses in all of her quilts to make them easy and accurate. If you have only sewn a few quilts, this is the perfect workshop for you.
I have to back up to Navajo Stars for a moment. This quilt originally began with her Somerset collection in which she made a pattern which included three different sizes. We just happen to also have complete quilt kits for this 94" x 94" 9-Star version which Miss Nancy is holding up in the below picture. Joanna will teach whichever version you come to class with. Just know that if you come wanting to make the 94" x 94" you will most likely have to finish the rest at home. LOL. It's huge! But it's gorgeous and worth every penny. I love a home nurtured in warmth and sophistication.
Seeew, if you've made it this far....congratulations! It's a lot of information, but as I've said many times before, I like an informed audience. Hopefully you have also read Behind the Quilts in which I covered the detailed process of creating quality, complete quilt kits right here at Hollyhill Quilt Shoppe & Mercantile.
All workshops include instruction by the presenting designer and a catered luncheon.
There's far more to come seeew stay tuned! ~ Brian