Wonky Stripes are made from sets of rectangles that are cut into varied stripes, shuffled, and chain pieced to make the process go faster. They work great in a variety of settings as blocks on their own, or cut up into various size stripes and combined. The asymmetrical lines created by putting the stripes together in a variety of ways add interesting visual texture to your final project. You may never look at stripes in the same way again!
We will discuss color choices and using simple design principles to create an original dynamic composition. The quilt shown is an example of a quilt I’ve made using this technique. We will talk about various options to make the design your own.
Basic sewing skills and a machine in good working order necessary.
Course Length: Half – Full Day
I believe that each one of us has the ability to be creative–we just need to allow our creativity space to grow. Improv is a great way to give yourself permission to play with no rules and no patterns. I encourage my students to explore their own ideas using my techniques as inspiration to design their own original art quilts. We talk about color, about simple design principles to keep in mind as you create, explore improvisational techniques that I use in my work, and discuss ideas for quilting and finishing. I enjoy teaching and my classes can be successfully adapted to different skill levels.
Lecture alone (45-60 minutes plus Q&A) – $500
Half day workshop (3-4 hours) – $550
Full day workshop (one 6 hour or two 3 hour sessions) – $900
Maximum 24 students, unless special arrangements are made.
Workshops and lectures can be presented either in person or virtually via Zoom. Prices are the same for virtual and in-person options.
Prices do not include travel expenses, which the group will save if the event is virtual. Contact me at [email protected] for additional information.
If you don’t see the workshop you’d like, contact me at [email protected] to design a workshop for your group!