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IN-PERSON WORKSHOP: Modern Abstract Quilts
September 9, 2023 @ 9:00 am - September 10, 2023 @ 4:00 pm PDT$470
PACIFIC NORTHWEST QUILT & FIBER ARTS MUSEUM 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.
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.
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 a two-day workshop at the La Conner Garden Club (across the street from the Museum), 706 South 2nd Street, La Conner, WA.