Currently, some workshops will be ZOOMING to you. A link will be sent to your email a few days before the workshop. In person workshops will confirm location details once registration opens.
THE MONTEREY PENINSULA QUILTERS GUILD
Saturday's--March 11th & 18th. 9am to Noon.
Starting with Silk
In this 6-hour workshop you will learn how to use silk fabrics in your quilt-making. We will -
Identify silk fabrics and distinguish them from those made with other fibers
Discuss fusible stabilizers and how to use them
Learn an improvisational crazy-piecing method
Learn fabric foundation piecing. We will draft our own simple muslin foundations
This workshop has three elements: You’ll begin by determining the fiber content of your fabrics by using the burn test. We will then cover two very different ways to work with silk: first, a very free, improvisational piecing technique I call ‘Pieces, Pairs and Panels’ and second, a foundation piecing method that gives stability and ultra-precise results, even with the lightest weight silks.
Working with your stash, you’ll construct elements in these two techniques that can be combined into a small, pillow-sized finished piece.
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Workshop Fee: $48
Registration: Online at www.mpqg.org/workshop or contact Kathrin Brown
Kathrin Brown, Programs
Saturday June 17th 9:30 to 3:30
Give and Take Quilt- Improvisational
Workshop with Tara Faughnan
Tara Faughnan is known for use of color and complex color interaction in her quilts. The Give and Take quilt is an exercise in controlled improvisation. This method of practicing improv within the block and then squaring it up for final construction allows room for a lot of play and exploration both in color and form. We will also discuss how color placement and value can create high impact compositions that moves the eye across the quilt.
Level: Beginner to advanced
Fee: $62 for members - includes the pattern