Next month, I'll be headed out west again to give a lecture and teach at one of my all-time favorite places, Fancy Tiger Crafts in beautiful Denver, Colorado, and I hope you can join me!
A lecture and trunk show featuring my book, Quilt Local: Finding Inspiration in the Everyday, is first on my schedule. I'll be bringing lots of projects from Quilt Local to share in person, as well as my sketchbook that contains the original drawings and inspiration for the projects. The lecture and trunk show take place at Fancy Tiger on Friday, July 8 from 7:00-8:30. To reserve a space, please visit their site here.
I'm also teaching during my visit to Fancy Tiger. On Saturday, July 9th, I'll be teaching my Improvisational Half Log Cabin workshop from 10:30-5:30. This is one of my favorite classes to teach because my students always make the most beautiful work in it. It's a great class for both beginners and seasoned quilters, as well as those who have experience with improvisational quilting and those who may not. In this workshop, you'll learn the technique of creating large-scale improvisational half log cabins.
While the traditional log cabin block has been fundamental to quilt making for hundreds of years, it becomes energized and fresh when constructed improvisationally as half log cabin blocks and on a larger than normal scale. It also becomes an opportunity to design intuitively and explore a technique that does not require precise measuring or cutting. An added benefit of this type of patchwork is that it produces completely unique, one of a kind blocks with a strong graphic quality, and we will discuss how fabric placement and color choices affect the design of the block. You'll finish the class with a number of completed blocks that can be used in small patchwork projects or as the beginning of a larger quilt.
Space is limited in the workshop. For more information and to register, please visit Fancy Tiger's site here. I hope to see you at both the lecture and the workshop next month!