We’ve just completed a new class list for Fall 2007, and we are excited! We’ve tried to choose classes featuring patterns that are challenging, but fun! Visual Treats!
I love simple designs that let those beautiful fabrics show off. Why not let the fabrics carry the load? Kathy, on the other hand, likes to cut her fabrics into the tiniest of triangles, only to paste them back together again. So, we go back and forth.
We tried to pick classes that would challenge, yet be fun enough for a hobby. You’ll notice we have several guest teachers this quarter. Frauke Palmer—she’s a former high school physics teacher–is a terrifically talented art quilter who’s never taken a quilt class! But, WOW! I love to watch her choose fabrics for a project. It’s fun to see her stack a few bolts and fine tune, until she has exactly what she sees in her head reflected in the stack. Soon, she comes back in with a remarkable original creation. So, don’t miss her class, because it will be organized and you’ll learn alot about “Contemporary Curves”, while having fun.
Kate Sturman Gorman is another local artist, who has taught at QuiltTrends before, as well as at schools all over the state. If she can inspire high school boys to do “fabric collaging” (not quilting!), then she certainly can work with us, right? She’ll show you how to take a photo and translate it into fabric, via copier! Fun??
This summer, Becky Dickson taught us all how to make fabric bowls by wrapping fabric around clothesline, and they were not only fun to make, but looked pretty darned good. I, myself, have decided to switch to fabric bowls for Christmas gifts instead of quilts. Give this a try—you’ll like it!
Last, but not least, Esterita Austin will be at QuiltTrends for 2 days on Friday, November 9 and Saturday, November 10. We’ll hone down the exact class topic(s) when she is back in the States, but it will be great. She is remarkably talented, with quite a few best of shows to her name.
So, check out our website at www.QuiltTrends.com and look at the “classes” page. Then, call and sign up for a class! We’d love to see you!