We’ve been talking about our next workshop instructor for months and the time has finally come to get registered for these classes! Many of you know Krista Fleckenstein or are already familiar with her work.
In addition to being a wonderful modern quilter from the great state of Alaska, Krista’s first book Beyond Cotton was released with Lucky Spool last year. In it, we learn a variety of techniques to mix up our sewing routines by creating our own fabrics and using materials like leather that you don’t usually sew with.
There are so many great projects in this book that we actually wanted Krista to make some of them with us. We will be hosting two full-day workshops to get our hands dirty and have some fun. In addition, there will also be a lecture for those who want to learn a little more and/or cannot make it to one of the classes. Read on for details and registration info on all three events.
Both workshops are open only to Seattle MQG members at this time. Members – please register for only one of the two classes for the first week of registration. On Monday June 20th, you may register for the second class if there is still space available. If there are still spaces open in early/mid July, we will open those to quilters outside of the guild.
Block Printing Your Designs on Fabric (workshop)
Saturday July 30th 10am – 5pm
Northminster Church, Seattle
$47 for Seattle MQG members
$62 for non-members, registration opens July 5
Block printing is one of the easiest (and least expensive) ways to get your unique designs onto fabric! In this class, you’ll learn:
– How to create designs that are best suited for block printing
– How to carve a block
– How to choose the right supplies for success
– Tips and techniques for clean and crisp printing
– Bonus techniques for painting fabric with dyes and inks
Each student will leave class with panels to complete 2 printed tea towels and print swatches that can be used for quilts, home decor, and more!
Seattle MQG members click here to register for Block Printing
Sewing with Leather (workshop)
Sunday July 31st 10am – 5pm
Quality Sewing & Vacuum, Tukwila
$42 for Seattle MQG Members
$57 for non-members, registration opens July 5
Intimidated by sewing with leather? With the right materials and techniques, it’s easy! In this class, you’ll learn:
– How to choose the right kind of leather and supplies for your project
– Techniques for sewing leather
– Techniques for leather applique
– How to use rivets, snaps, and other hardware
Each student will leave class with a finished leather bottom zipper pouch. As time allows, students will have the opportunity to play with other techniques and take home samples to be used for other projects.
Seattle MQG members click here to register for Sewing with Leather
Saturday July 30th 7pm
Northminster Church, Seattle
Free for Seattle MQG members, $10 for guests
Krista will discuss how you can incorporate mixed media into your work, in a modern way, to make it your own. She’ll be showing past quilts, sharing her process (from sketches to color selection to samples), and giving a sneak peek into her upcoming pieces.
Both members and guests should click here to register for the lecture