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.

If you’d like to see some other examples of projects in which I’ve used bias, check out my Modern Bias set on Flickr.

So, are you going to QuiltCon?

  • Sarah
    Posted at 03:19h, 14 July Reply

    Congrats to you! What a great opportunity and I'm sure you'll have a blast teaching! 🙂

  • PT in SC
    Posted at 23:24h, 11 July Reply

    Wow, that is so exciting…congratulations on teaching. I would love to go to QuiltCon, but tax season will prevent me from going, Febuary is just not good for me to do any traveling. Maybe Atlanta would be a good local for next year, then I am there.

  • Cheryl Arkison
    Posted at 13:48h, 11 July Reply

    Woohoo! I was so excited when I saw your name there. Some good company we've got. (Am I the only one who is excited to teach, but sad to miss some classes?)


  • MariQuilts
    Posted at 05:38h, 11 July Reply

    It should be a great class, Debbie.

  • cinzia
    Posted at 21:16h, 10 July Reply

    Wow Debbie, your projects are great! An original take on bias appliqué. Best of luck at Quiltcon! I am sure lots of fun will be had by all.

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