The NEXT workshop is always listed on the HOME page. Look for Linda Garofalo at the WORKSHOP sign-up table at the monthly guild meetings, or give her a call at 415-444-6142 if you have any questions.
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Linda Garofalo, Workshops
Christine Barnes lives in Grass Valley and began sewing at a very early age. She has degrees in Textile & Costume Design and Magazine Journalism; has written books on color, decorating, remodeling, and soft furnishings for Sunset Books; and has also written four quilt-making books. Christine has been published in numerous quilt magazines and has appeared on Simply Quilts.
Here is how Christine describes the workshop: It was love at first sight—on Pinterest, no less—when I first saw this graphic block, often with the name of Japanese X and Plus block. What an opportunity for creative work with color! Each block is its own cohesive "color story" and could easily stand alone. Put nine different-colored blocks together, and the bold (almost chaotic) pattern comes alive. The workshop begins with the concepts essential to making each block read—color, pattern, and value. I do a demo on cutting and piecing the block, which is a cinch even for beginners. It's fast, and it's fun!