Workshops & Lectures
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A description of our 2017 workshops and lectures are detailed below. Please feel free to email us for any additional information or questions...Looking forward to visiting you in the very near future!! If you like what you see, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a date and discuss your event.
'Fun & Bright Quilting Always...' Trunk Show
1 hour lecture with loads of colourful quilts to show 'n tell...
Who would have guessed that two professionals from Hollywood would go on to design a library of best selling whimsically, fun quilt patterns, own a quilt shop and ultimately find out that the craft of quilting was their true, lifelong passion!? In this one hour lecture, Carl and Linda will take you on their colourful, crazy quilty journey that started some 16 years ago with the very first Linderella quilt designs, to the lighter side of owning a quilt shop (who says it’s all work and no play?), to their current obsession for pure colour and bold innovative design with their new company, Colourwerx.
'A is for Applique'
1 hour lecture/demo...
Linda’s lifelong passion for appliqué takes center stage as she demos several different methods for preparing appliqué shapes and for using all of those decorative stitches on your machine. From needle turn to freezer paper to raw edge appliqué, all the most popular techniques are explained and demo’d in full detail with loads of tips and tricks in this 1 hour lecture.
'Color Confidence with Carl'
1 hour lecture with slides and show 'n tell......
Boost your color confidence and learn to love and most importantly, use every color of the rainbow in your quilts. With over 25 years experience as an Art Director and Production Designer in London’s West End Theatres and the sound stages of Hollywood, Carl will demonstrate and give you tips on how to find color in everyday objects all around you to inspire, infuse and ignite the colour in your next quilting project.
'Appliqué Stitch Lab'
6 hour workshop...
A great beginner’s class to learn fusible machine appliqué. While making this cute appliquéd wallhanging, Linda will guide you through the process of preparing your shapes for raw edge machine appliqué and help you to perfect your own “unique appliqué stitch”, and along the way use some of those fun decorative stitches too. Armed with loads of tips and tricks and plenty of experience, she’ll boost your appliqué IQ and give you the confidence to appliqué the day away!
6 hour workshop...
Liberated slash ‘n sew strips come together in a traditional drunkard’s path block to form these gorgeous 22 inch diameter circles. In this 6 hour class, let Linda & Carl guide you through making your own “Cosmos” block while they share their fun slash ‘n sew easy piecing techniques and help you to conquer your fear of sewing curves with their easy tips and tricks.
3 hour workshop...
You’ll love how liberating, fast, fun and easy to piece these slash ‘n sew pillows are! Just two colors make a bold look! The trick is to just have fun! Once you learn this liberating technique, you’ll want to go on and make the full size quilt - which is easy and fast!
6 hour workshop...
Perfect your scant 1/4” seam and fine tune your piecing skills with this fun and contemporary quilt....Colored triangles come together to create a swirling ribbon like effect. In this 6 hour workshop, students will work on creating a vertical row of swirling colored spikes...this design works well with layer cakes, fat quarters or just two fabrics.