Inspired by Architecture
David Owen Hastings
MONUMENTAL INSPIRATION WITH UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIESTuesday, March 1st. Using photos of architectural elements, David will guide you through the steps to design a mini fabric quilt. We will use the quilt-as-you-go method, sewing the top pieces, batting and backing simultaneously. David will demonstrate facing your quilt, to give a more modern finish than traditional binding. Your mini quilt can be the final product (frame it, hang it, or make a pillow cover later), or it can be a test for a larger quilt.
You can see more of David’s work at www.davidowenhastings.com/
Ankara String Quilt
Lisa Shepard Stewart
Ankara String Quilt with Lisa Shepard Stewart is on Tuesday March 29th, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm via Zoom online platform. This workshop will cover color theory, how to create transparent effects, and how to work with complex shapes.
The classic string quilt becomes a work of art with Ankara prints! Learn how to mix the various colors and patterns with confidence, bind your quilt using one of two easy techniques, add non-traditional fabrics to your quilt, transform the blocks beyond the wall hanging into alternate projects and more!
Lisa Shepard Stewart is a writer and designer based in New Jersey. She offers classes and events internationally, and travels to Ghana to source artists, fabrics and materials.
To see more of Lisa’s work and to learn more about her passion for these wonderful fibers, check her website: https://www.culturedexpressions.com/about-lisa
Lisa’s ABC (African Brilliance Collection) fabric bundle (jelly roll). You can purchase either the 1 ½” or 2 ½” wide strips from her website. You may also use your own African fabrics, but Lisa notes that you will want to have a large assortment from which to choose. If you are ordering from her website, please make sure to make your purchase before March 10, 2022. Other basic sewing supplies, machine, thread, pins, etc.
Patchworked Bojagi (called Jogakbo)
On April 27th Younmin's workshop will teach us how to make Patchworked bojagi (called Jogakbo). Jogakbo were made by and for the common people using small remnants of fabric. While making these, women wished for the recipients’ good luck and happiness. Also, connecting small pieces of cloth was associated with long life. The workshop fee will be $35.
We’ve tried to make this workshop exceptionally affordable so that you can feel free to take advantage of the kit available for purchase up to two weeks prior to the workshop for an additional $30.
You can see more of Youngmin's bojagi on her website: http://www.youngminlee.com/