March 21, 2018: Carol Anne Grotrian
Quilts with a View: New Landscape Traditions The lecture touches on the appearance of landscape in antique quilts, as well as looking at diverse views and viewpoints of contemporary quilters. The presentation includes some of Carol’s quilts.
Workshop Thursday, April 19 Branching Out Workshop with Diane Beaman
“Branching Out” is a small landscape class that does not rely on a pattern or strict photorealism. Instead, fabric selection creates a mood, curved piecing provides the background, couching yarns add movement and interest, and the lines of a tree appliqué provide focus and detail. The joy comes with making the landscape unique and personal. Diane guides people through each technique (curved piecing, couching, no-reverse appliqué) but still allows for a lot of choice and creativity. She has a large stash of couching yarns which will be available for student use. It is so much fun to select the perfect yarns for your background or for highlighting the edges of your tree. Diane has taught this class to all levels of quilters with much success. The supply list gives some guidance on fabric selection, but there will be help with selections at the beginning of class. Diane will also have tips for adding some free motion quilting or using decorative threads but these steps are not required to complete the project.
Location: St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Great Road, Sudbury Time: 9 AM to 3 PM
April 7 is the next Open Sew Day at the Harvard Congregational Church, 5 Still River Road, Harvard, MA 01451.
Time: 9-3. Come for the whole time, or just part of it. Take the elevator to the second floor.
As a “thank you” to the Church for donating this space for us, please bring a non-perishable food item to be sent to Loaves and Fishes, our local food pantry.
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