July is going to be a busy month for me, with a lot of traveling. I'm kind of excited that I'll have the chance to see both the Atlantic (in Maine) and the Pacific in the same month, though. For the latter, it will be during my visit to Southern California where I'll be giving a lecture and teaching a workshop at the Friendship Square Quilt Guild in La Habra.
On Monday, July 20, I'll be giving a lecture about my work, including a sneak peek of some of the projects from my upcoming book, Quilt Local. The program will take place at the La Habra United Methodist Church, 631 N. Euclid Ave., La Habra, CA and it starts at 6:45, with doors opening at 6:00. The costs for guests is $5 and the lecture is free for members of the guild.
I'll be teaching my Luminosity workshop on Tuesday, July 21 from 9-3 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Fullerton. This is a great workshop to perfect your technique of making half square triangles, plus you'll learn how both color and value placement affect an overall design. We'll discuss the basics of color theory and interaction, and then create the large quilt block shown above as a study of color and fabric placement. I'll guide you through fabric cutting, consistent seam allowances, accurate piecing, and precise pressing skills. One block will be created in class that can be finished as a mini quilt or the start of a larger project, and we'll discuss a variety of ways that they can be finished. The price for the workshop is $25 for guild members and $35 for guests. For more information, please visit the Friendship Square Quilt Guild's site.
There are still spaces available, so I hope to see you at the lecture, the workshop, or both!