10 Jul QuiltCon News
The Modern Quilt Guild announced all the classes and lectures for QuiltCon yesterday. I am totally blown away by the amazing people they have on the schedule. I am even more in awe that I’m one of them!
More about my classes in a minute, but look at this list of people: Yoshiko Jinzenji (!!), Denyse Schmidt, Lotta Jansdotter, Amy Butler, Anna Maria Horner, Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr, Jacquie Gering, Malka Dubrawsky and more! I am so impressed at what a fantastic job the group organizing QuiltCon has done so far. It is going to be an outstanding event. Registration opens August 30.
I’ll be teaching three appliqué classes at QuiltCon. Today, I want to tell you about my bias appliqué class which will be on Sunday, February 24 from 9-5. I’m so excited about the projects I developed for this class. I kept the projects small for all the classes since nobody wants to have to bring a suitcase full of supplies with them especially if they’re flying.
Students in my Bias Appliqué class will have a choice of which project to work on. Since the QuiltCon site is showing the petal project, I’ll show the mug project first. I have to say, it was so much fun to make! I used some of my favorite Echo by Lotta Jansdotter fabrics and a Half Moon Modern background. There is a little too much sun in this picture, but I love the brick wall with the mugs – so cool coffeehouse looking 🙂
Or, for the petal project I used some Flea Market Fancy, some Reunion and a little more Half Moon Modern. Working with bias lets you draw with fabric. I can’t draw at all with regular drawing tools, but I love drawing with bias. The impact you get when shapes are distilled down to their minimum gets me every time.
So, are you going to QuiltCon?