Workshop & Lecture Calendar
GUILD WORKSHOP: Modern Abstract Quilts
January 14, 2024 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
NORTHAMPTON MODERN QUILT GUILD WORKSHOP: Want to make your own modern abstract quilt designs? Inspired by minimal quilts, but don’t know how to start? David will guide you through a creative process for designing your own modern abstract quilts.
TWO DAYS TO EXPLORE MODERN MINIMAL QUILT DESIGN
DAY 1 (6 hours): Explore composition and design using paper and machine stitching. We will stitch a variety of mini quilt designs on paper employing simple, modern, minimal shapes. Try out your mini paper designs in photos of modern interiors to see how scale and proportion are working. Plan for the quilting lines to be a major design element. Discuss color and value, and choose a palette of fabrics for Day 2.
DAY 2 (6 hours): Using one of your paper quilts as a roadmap, David will guide you through the steps to translate your ideas into a mini fabric quilt. We will use the quilt-as-you-go method. David will demonstrate face binding your quilt, which gives a modern finish, as well as how to join multiple quilted blocks. Your mini quilt can be the final product (frame it, hang it, or make a pillow cover later), or it can be a test piece for a larger quilt.
Skill Level: all skill levels welcome. Experience using a walking foot attachment is helpful.
This workshop is live-stream event conducted on Zoom, consisting of live instruction (no recording, please). You should have the current version of Zoom installed on your computer or laptop. Guidance for getting started will be sent in advance of the workshop.
This workshop is hosted by the Northampton MQG – NMQG.