Thursday, June 18, 2015

Elizabeth Hartman Workshop Sign Up!

Hi, guild members!

Elizabeth Hartman of Oh Fransson is going to be our speaker for our September meeting. She will also be teaching two workshops. Normally, our workshops are on Friday and Saturday, but Elizabeth's workshops will be on Wednesday and Thursday since she is traveling to St. Louis to speak at their Modern Quilt Guild. We are holding this workshop in the room where we have our meetings, so we have quite a few (25) spots to fill. Therefore, we are opening this up to the public next week. Details about each workshop are below and as well as images of the projects that Elizabeth has provided. If you have any questions, let us know.




Workshop 1: Fox and Hedgehog 

Description: In this workshop, students will learn how to make the Fancy Fox and Hazel Hedgehog quilt blocks, which feature conventional piecing using rotary-cut fabric pieces and simple diagonal seams. The blocks will be combined to make a 16" x 26" pillow cover or mini quilt. Students can add optional glasses appliques, and the workshop will cover Elizabeth's favorite method for making these appliques.

Date: Wednesday, September 9th.

Time: 5-9 pm

Location: Roeland Park Community Center, Multipurpose Room

Cost: $85 members, $95 non-members

Details: A copy of Elizabeth's Fancy Fox and Hazel Hedgehog patterns are required and need to be purchased before the workshop. Elizabeth will not have copies of the patterns to be purchased. The patterns are the original Fancy Fox and Hazel Hedgehog, not Fancy Fox II and Hazel Hedgehog II, which are for making much larger versions of the blocks. Patterns are available in both print and pdf formats. Elizabeth will provide supplemental handouts, including the glasses applique patterns and fusible web for making the appliques.

Supplies: Fancy Fox pattern; Hazel Hedgehog pattern; 2 pieces at least 5" x 9" each of fabrics for the fox faces; 1/4 yd or several large scraps white or similar light fabrics for fox muzzles; 3 pieces at least 10" x 10" each of fabrics for hedgehog (hedgehog will be most effective if made from 3 fabrics with graduating values; from light (the face) to dark (the spines); 1/4 yd or several large scraps of a darkest solid fabric for eyes, noses, and optional glasses; neutral solid background fabric in a medium tone that is darker than the fox muzzle fabric and lighter than the eye and nose fabric (students should bring 1 yd for the pillow and 1/2 yd for the mini quilt); thread for piecing and optional thread to match darkest solid fabric for applique; pencil with eraser; paper-friendly scissors; rotary cutter; small ruler (4" x 14" or similar); small cutting mat (12" x 18" or similar); water soluble fabric marker or chalk liner; seam ripper; thread snips; sewing machine; iron (if not included in the classroom)



Workshop 2: Patchwork City

Description: In this workshop, students will learn some of Elizabeth's favorite tips and tricks for fabric selection and precision piecing as you make 3 blocks from her new sampler book, Patchwork City. The blocks can be combined to make a mini sampler, or they can become the start of one of the larger projects described in the book. Each student is asked to bring a favorite fat quarter and a coordinating bag of scrap fabric that will serve as the starting point for his or her project. Students will also bring a second bag of scraps to share. These second bag of scraps will create a pool of fabric from which students can draw scraps to add to/enhance their own fabric selections. Elizabeth will also bring fabric to share.

Date: Thursday, September 10th

Time: 10 am - 4 pm

Location: Roeland Park Community Center, Multipurpose Room

Cost: $90 members, $100 non-members

Details: A copy of Elizabeth's book, Patchwork City, is required and needs to be purchased before the workshop. Elizabeth will not have books available to be purchased. 

Supplies: Patchwork City book; 1 fat quarter of favorite print fabric*; 1 quart-sized bag of coordinating scraps**; 1 quart-sized bag of scraps to share with the rest of the class**; thread for piecing; pencil with eraser; paper-friendly scissors; rotary cutter; small ruler (4" x 14" or similar); small cutting mat (12" x 18" or similar); water soluble fabric marker such as Dritz Mark-B-Gone; seam ripper; thread snips; sewing machine; iron (if not included in the classroom)

*This fabric will be the start of your project, so pick something that you really enjoy. Large prints, prints with fussy-cut-able elements, and prints with strong graphic elements are encouraged here.

**Scraps can be of print and/or solid fabrics and should be no smaller than 2" at the smallest dimension. Scraps to share do not need to coordinate with your other fabrics or with each other, but please bring fabric you think others might light to work with. Leftover precut pieces or scraps from other quilts are perfect for this. If you don't have scraps, 3-4 fat eighths can be substituted.

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