Crazy Curves! Workshop

Three Hour Improv Piecing Workshop advanced; domestic machines; 6 hours; $50 per student with 10 student minimum.  

Are you ready for curves? Are you ready for the crazy ones? In this workshop Mary will demonstrate curved piecing, beginning with shallow indentions and moving on to more difficult curves. By the end of class you will have completed maximum crazy! Free-hand, double curves, deep curves, S curves—you will piece them all. Expect to walk away with several crazy curve pieces and a new-found love of curves.
Workshop consists of cutting, piecing and practicing a variety of free-hand curves.  
Fabric and Supplies
  • scissors, pins, etc. (standard supplies for quilting)
  • rotary cutter and mat
  • two yards of large pieces—fat-quarters, fat-eights, yardage
  • pencil and paper for notes, drawings, math (optional)
  • Know your machine and rotary cutter, because by the end of class you’ll have used them to cut into unbelievably crazy curves. Just to sew the same curves back together.
Citrus Sherbert in progress photo
You will learn:
  • Use of Curves in Modern Quilt Design
  • Piecing in Improv Techniques
  • Alternative Gridwork 
  • Minimalism vs Maximalism in Modern Quilt Design
We’ll begin with a short lecture discussing the basics of curves, such as terminology, cutting procedures, piecing practices and pressing. Part of the conversation consists of varied ways in which curves and curve improv pieces can fit into works. From there, attendees begin cutting and sewing curves, beginning with shallow curves and working toward deeper curves then moving on to double and zig-zag curves. Participants can expect to leave the workshop with several completed curve blocks and pieces. Class ends with a completion celebration and students sharing their work.
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