Workshop

Prices
Lecture and Trunk Show:
$400

Workshop: *
6-hour workshop................Refer to Lecture listing page
3-hour workshop................Refer to Lecture listing page


Beginners+

Bachelor's Bow-Ties
As seen in the "Squares and Triangles Scrap Quilts" book by Elsie M. Campbell.  (Finished quilt size: 784" x 96").  Make this contemporary version of the old traditional block pattern Old Maid's Puzzle.  Use batiks, reproduction fabrics, or all the fabrics in your stash.  Start with 2 sizes of squares and make half-square triangle units without ever sewing along a bias edge.  This quilt is large enough to top a king-size bed.  The blocks are big, so you won't need very many of them to make this attractive quilt.  (Technique; design. 5-6 hours—Experienced Beginner Level. Requires sewing machine.)  Click here for supply list.



Eggplant & Tomatoes
As seen in the "Squares and Triangles Scrap Quilts" book by Elsie M. Campbell.  (Finished quilt size: 77" x 90").  Make this beautiful quilt top that is a contemporary twist on the traditional Corn & Beans block.  Stitch and cut perfect half-square triangle units to use in the easy Nine-patch construction of the optically vibrant quilt.  (Technique; design. 5-6 hours—All Skill Levels.  Requires sewing machine.)  Click here for supply list.





Fancy Floral Stenciled Blocks
Duplicate the look of intricate appliqué with stenciling.  Cut freezer paper stencil, apply paint, and add details with permanent ink.  (Technique. 3 hours.—All levels.)  Click here for supply list.





Plaid Poppies
Turn scraps into an appliquéd floral wall quilt.  Based on Elsie's most popular pattern from her String Quilts book, Plaid Poppies is composed of string-pieced appliqués using paper-backed fusible webbing to make it quick and easy.  Your imagination makes it beautiful.  (Technique; design. 6 hours—Beginner to Experienced. Requires sewing machine.)  Click here for supply list.



Heirloom Machine Quilting
Hone your machine quilting skills in this technique workshop. Practice Elsie’s methods for quilting feathers, and free-motion lines plus 6 different background patterns.  Learn Elsie’s tricks for quick and easy stippling, and for managing the bulk of a full-sized quilt through the arm of a domestic sewing machine.  Get up close and personal without leaving your seat!  Class demonstrations will be presented with live, close-up video.  (You can actually SEE the demo’s!)  Kit fee: $15.00.  (Technique. 6 hours —Basic sewing skills with some machine quilting experience.  Requires sewing machine.)  Click here for supply list.


Love My Stash
As seen in the "Squares and Triangles Scrap Quilts" book by Elsie M. Campbell.  (Finished quilt size: 77" x 90").  Need a project to slash your stash?  This is the quilt for you!.  Turn lots and lots of squares into half-square triangle units, and into Nine-Patch blocks.  Then, play on a design wall to reveal many amazing settings for your blocks.  Learn how to use color and value to create effective designs while using every color in the rainbow (or in your stash!) to make this stunning quilt.  (Technique; design. 5-6 hours—All Skill Levels. Requires sewing machine.)  Click here for supply list.



Ode to
Jo
As seen in the "Squares and Triangles Scrap Quilts" book by Elsie M. Campbell.  (Finished quilt size: 77" x 90").  Use contemporary techniques and reproduction fabrics to make a beautiful antique-looking quilt.  The traditional Anvil block gets a new twist with quick-pieced half-square triangle units and Nine-patch construction.  Elsie's simple method will make piecing a breeze.  Lots of tips and techniques are included.  (Technique; design. 5-6 hours—All Skill Levels. Requires sewing machine.)  Click here for supply list.



String-Pieced Quilts
Spend a day turning bits and pieces of fabric into a delightful quilt.  Manufacture your own yardage for blocks or floral appliqués.  Enjoy the spontaneity of string piecing.  (Technique, design. 6 hours. — Beginner+.  Requires sewing machine.)  Click here for supply list.



The Value of Value
Discover how color and value work together to create the illusion of depth and light or rhythm and unity in your quilts.  Get hands-on experience with several techniques for determining the value of fabric prints and solids.  Then play with value to design a unique quilt block or two.  (Or 3 or 4!)  You won't want to wait to start your next project after playing with all the ideas that this workshop will spark.  (Design workshop only (no sewing machine needed).  All levels. 3 hours.)  (Click here for supply list.)



Winning Stitches

Improve your hand quilting stitch with Elsie's tips for making tiny, even stitches.  Besides expert personal advice, you'll get 6 original quilting patterns for 14" blocks. Kit includes patterns, pre-marked top, batting, backing and instructions.  Kit fee: $18.00.  (Technique. 3 hours—Beginner to Experienced hand quilters.)  Click here for supply list.

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