Saturday, January 11, 2014

Free Piecing Class at Show Me Quilting

Hey there! I am super excited to announce my free piecing class at Show Me Quilting next Saturday (January 18 from 10 to 4 ). I love Gwen Marson and her liberated piecing style, Discovering Gwen changed my quilt making life. I know that sounds corney but it is true. Gwen taught me to make blocks from my imagination - size doesn't  matter there neither does perfection. The results are joy filled quilts that burst with color and movement.

I will be teaching some basic blocks, borders and a bit of easy peasy appliqué (needle turn is not so scary, I promise) Fun is the key, adventure the order of the day!

We will be making fun traditional blocks but with a thrilling twist.

I will show you some fun borders to add to any quilt to quickly transform it into a modern exciting masterpiece.

There is so much you can do with just one block, so you can take that and keep a clean simple quilt, or you can glob all the blocks together to make a quilt that sings…a bit off key maybe but it sings nevertheless.

At the end I will teach some easy appliqué techniques. I have been seeing more and more modern quilts feature little pops of appliqué. I think it is such an important skill for any quilter to know how to employ.

So please come join me Saturday at Show Me Quilting for an intensive workshop on free piecing! Email or call Beth (or me) to reserve your slot!


  1. LOVE your work! It's so free and full of joy.:) I'm trying to learn how to 'liberate' my quilting too!

  2. You are a fun teacher! I wish I could be there, it looks like a great class!

  3. Love the quilting on your quilt.

  4. HI! My name is Jessica Troian. I found your blog though the Modern Quilt blog hop - love it! Your quilts are gorgeous. I love the ones you made for your kids for Christmas. I love minky fabric, but have yet to sew with it. (I think I may try to make one for my sweet peeps for next Christmas.) Do you need to use a special needle when sewing with minky? Wish I could attend your class this weekend. Thanks!

  5. Sounds like it will be a great class!

  6. found you through the blog hop - nice looking quilt

  7. last quilt top from this post. Very beautiful!!


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