I think we can all agree that Covid has taught us things about ourselves. Some of those things we never really wanted to learn.
For example, I see now that no matter what is happening in the world, I will find a way to over-extend myself. The first six months of Covid, I was unemployed, and I must say that it was lovely. I caught up on tasks. Life slowed down and balance became a thing. It was good.
And then, I was asked to teach online. The switch flipped, and my life was back on. So, while I never leave my house, I am busier than ever before. TOO busy.
Is it right to ask these people to be quiet for hours on end while I teach, teach, teach? No, it is not.
I have become fascinated with what happens if I am a good teacher. It is awesome to see my students produce incredible work. I have become addicted to that.
So, I am taking a break.
I have three more independent workshops lined up. All of these workshops are conducted LIVE via ZOOM. I record these sessions and make them available to registered students for approximately 30-45 days. While each workshop is structured, I do craft the lessons to meet the individual needs of my students.
ON THE GRID—Structure as Visual Aesthetic ($165)
Advanced workshop for students who have taken at least one other workshop with me. The grid can be an aesthetic used for creating visually compelling quilts. In this workshop students will explore manipulating the grid through color, pattern, repetition, cutting & piecing and proportion & scale. It is going to be good!
Lecture—Thursday, March 11, 2021 2PM—5PM AKST
Open Studio—Sunday, March 14, 2021 2PM—5PM AKST
Lecture—Thursday, March 18, 2021 2PM—5PM AKST
Open Studio—Sunday, March 21, 2021 2PM—5PM AKST
Circle & Curve Sampler ($165)
A complete discussion of all the ways you can improvisation-ally PIECE circles and curves. While learning these new techniques, students will also be given information about improvisational piecing techniques, and ideas for taking these techniques and creating original quilts. During the class, students create a collection of circle and curve quilt blocks–great for a sampler. Follow this link to sign up. This workshop is held in partnership with Quilt Strait.
Lecture—Tuesday, March 16, 2021 2PM—5PM AKST
Open Studio—Saturday, March 20, 2021 2PM—5PM AKST
Lecture—Tuesday, March 23, 2021 2PM—5PM AKST
Open Studio—Saturday, March 27, 2021 2PM—5PM AKST
Linear Blocks—Line into Shape ($165)
Students will use the traditional log cabin quilt block as well as other linear quilt block shapes as the starting point for creating original compositions. Improvisational piecing, contemporary quilt design, and using lines to make shapes are all discussed in this class.
Lecture—Thursday, March 25, 2021 2PM—5PM AKST
Open Studio—Sunday, March 28, 2021 2PM—5PM AKST
Lecture—Thursday, April 1, 2021 2PM—5PM AKST
Open Studio—Tuesday, April 6, 2021 2PM—5PM AKST
I am teaching for several guilds and festivals in the upcoming months, but I won’t be offering an independent workshop for a while. I will share more about the guild and festival events in a future blog post.
If you would like to know when, where, and what I am teaching, I encourage you to sign up to receive my e-newsletter. Yes, this is a new thing. I am hoping to send out my very first e-newsletter next week. Just follow this link, scroll down, and click on the JOIN MY EMAIL LIST BUTTON.
If you have taken a virtual workshop with me, I would love for you to take a moment to share what you liked about the workshop. If you have not taken a workshop with me, I would love to know which classes you are interested in taking. You can find a complete list here.
Thank you folks!
PS- All of the quilts featured in this blog post are Color Grids and feature elements and components we will be studying in the workshop ON THE GRID.