You may have heard that Quiltmaker is planning a Block Party for August 2–4 in Williamsburg, VA. I asked QM Creative Editor Carolyn Beam to share about what she’ll be teaching there. You can find complete event and registration details here. We’d love to have you join us for this event built around Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. (Blocks shown below are from 100 Blocks volumes.)
I’m excited to be teaching at our inaugural Block Party event in Williamsburg. I hope you can join us.
We’ve got wonderful teachers lined up and a broad range of classes that we hope will appeal to you. Two of the classes I’m teaching are centered around designing your own quilts (with help, of course!).
“Creative Block Settings” starts with a block of your choice from any of our 100 Blocks issues.
I’ll help you design a setting, sashing and borders to create your own one-of-a-kind quilt. Your quilt could be a one-block wall quilt on up to a bed-size quilt.
In “Block Combinations for Unique Quilts,” you’ll learn how to choose two or more blocks that work well together in a quilt.
I’ll talk about what to look for and why some blocks “play” better than others.
Once your blocks are chosen, you’ll learn how to design pieced borders to complement your quilt design. I think pieced borders add so much interest, and you’ll see how easy they are to design.
We’ll do more than talk in these classes. You’ll also get a nice start on sewing your quilt design.
“Charm Squares” is a class for anyone looking for a way to use the 5″ squares that are so popular today. You can add more variety to your charm square collection by participating in the class exchange.
I’ll show you different ways to cut these squares and lots of different quilt designs you can make. Find out how addictive sewing with these can be!
Carolyn’s enthusiasm is practically contagious! We’re all very excited about August 2–4 and the plans we’ve made for quilty fun. We’d love to see you there! Find Block Party details here.
Let’s generate some 100 Blocks excitement! I have two copies of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 3 for giveaway.
Leave a comment by midnight Sunday, Jan. 29 and we’ll draw for random winners. The winners are comments #25 and #3, Debbie and Barb. Their issues will be mailing shortly!