Mar
25
1:00 pm13:00

Large Scale Piecing Workshop with the Great Lakes Modern Quilt Guild

Great Lakes Modern Quilt Guild
Oshtemo Branch Library
7265 W Main Street
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49009

In this workshop, you will learn the benefits of large-scale piecing and constructing oversized blocks. We’ll discuss the roots of large scale piecing, the effect of reducing design elements and the simplification of the overall design of a quilt. Using Heather’s Fly Away quilt pattern, students will learn how to increase the scale of both traditional and modern block designs, how to successfully manage large cuts of fabric and large pattern pieces, how to work with large areas of negative space, and tips and tricks on fabric selection, cutting, and construction methods for working in this manner.

The workshop is full. To be added to the waiting list, please email glmodernquilter at gmail dot com.

Jan
21
10:00 am10:00

Improvisational Linework and Design workshop, Dayton, Ohio

Front Street Building
1001 E. 2nd Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402


Join Heather for an in-depth workshop on her Linework and Design technique on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the Front Street Building in Dayton, Ohio. The workshop will run from 10-5, and includes a boxed lunch, snacks, and drinks. To reserve a spot, please purchase from my shop here

In this workshop, you will learn how to create improvisationally pieced blocks that are a study in linework and the formation of secondary patterns. Using solid fabrics in a range of values and colors, you will create a modern take on traditional string blocks using an intuitive creative process. An added benefit of this technique is that it produces completely unique, one of a kind blocks with a strong graphic quality, and Heather will discuss how fabric placement and color choices affect the design of the block. Students will 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. 

A supply list with additional information will be sent to each participant. In case of inclement weather, the workshop will be held on January 28, 2017.

Sep
11
10:00 am10:00

Inspiration to Design Workshop with the South Florida Modern Quilt Guild

Patch Reef Park Community Center
2000 Yamato Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431

 

Bring your inspiration to life as you create a one of a kind unique quilt pattern. Work with Heather to create a quilt pattern that is inspired by something you have seen: an old building, a water tower, the sunset, etc. In this class, we’ll be using a photograph of your inspiration as a starting point and will create a quilt design based on that inspiration. Heather will guide you through the process of sketching, designing pattern pieces, calculating yardage and construction methods, creating a color palette, and fabric selection. You’ll leave the class with a complete pattern that is ready to be constructed in your home studio.

Note: there is no sewing in this workshop.

Students will

  • learn how to translate visual inspiration into sketchbook drawings
  • learn how to design a block or quilt based on their inspiration
  • learn how to calculate yardage for pattern pieces
  • create their own unique quilt pattern

To register for this workshop, please visit the South Florida Modern Quilt Guild's website

Sep
10
10:00 am10:00

Large Scale Piecing Workshop with the South Florida Modern Quilt Guild

Patch Reef Park Community Center
2000 Yamato Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431

 

In this workshop, you will learn the benefits of large-scale piecing and constructing oversized blocks. We’ll discuss the roots of large scale piecing, the effect of reducing design elements and the simplification of the overall design of a quilt. Using Heather’s Fly Away quilt pattern, students will learn how to increase the scale of both traditional and modern block designs, how to successfully manage large cuts of fabric and large pattern pieces, how to work with large areas of negative space, and tips and tricks on fabric selection, cutting, and construction methods for working in this manner.

Students will

  • learn how to increase the scale of quilt blocks using graph paper and simple math

  • learn how to manage large cuts of fabric and large pattern pieces

  • learn how to work with large areas of negative space

  • learn cutting, and construction methods for working in this manner

To register for the workshop, please visit the South Florida Modern Quilt Guild's website

Sep
9
6:30 pm18:30

Quilt Local Lecture, Trunk Show, and Book Signing at the South Florida Modern Quilt Guild

Patch Reef Park Community Center
2000 Yamato Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431

Join me at the South Florida Modern Quilt Guild in Boca Raton, Florida for a lecture, trunk show, and book signing of my book Quilt Local: Finding Inspiration in the Everyday. For more information on the event and to reserve a ticket, please visit the South Florida's Modern Quilt Guild website.  

Jul
9
10:30 am10:30

Improvisational Half Log Cabin Workshop at Fancy Tiger Crafts, Denver, Colorado

Take your improvisational quilting up a notch with my Improvisational Half Log Cabin workshop. In this class students will 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 Heather will discuss how fabric placement and color choices affect the design of the block. Students will 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.

Spaces are limited! To reserve your space, please visit Fancy Tiger Crafts.

Apr
1
10:00 am10:00

Improvisational Pineapple Block Workshop

Sew-A-Lot
2160 Sir Barton Way, Suite 148
Lexington, KY 40509

 

In this workshop Heather will teach you how to create improvisationally pieced pineapple blocks. While the traditional version of this block can be somewhat intimidating to create, it becomes more relaxed and approachable when combined with improvisational piecing as there is no need for precise measuring or cutting. An added benefit of this technique is that it produces completely unique, one of a kind blocks with a strong graphic quality, and Heather will discuss how fabric placement and color choices affect the design of the block. Students will 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.

Class size is limited, so please call the shop at 859-264-7472 to reserve your space!

Feb
6
10:00 am10:00

Improvisational Linework and Design

Nido
209 College Street  •  Suite 2e   
Burlington, Vermont 05401

Improvisational Linework and Design

In this workshop Heather will teach you how to create improvisationally pieced blocks that are a study in linework and the formation of secondary patterns. Using solid fabrics in a range of values and colors, you will create a modern take on traditional string blocks using an intuitive creative process. An added benefit of this technique is that it produces completely unique, one of a kind blocks with a strong graphic quality, and Heather will discuss how fabric placement and color choices affect the design of the block. Students will 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.

To register for the workshop, please visit Nido's website here.

Jan
16
10:00 am10:00

Speak Easy: Building Patchwork Letters at CraftSouth

 

CraftSouth
2516 12th Ave. S
Nashville, TN 37204

In this workshop, lean how to create patchwork letters to spell out anything you’d like.
Using Heather’s West Chester pattern from her book, “Quilt Local: Finding Inspiration
in the Everyday,” and the supplemental letters and numbers only available in this class,
you will learn how to work with small pieces of fabric without the need for foundation
piecing to create an entire alphabet and set of numerals. We will also discuss how to
incorporate negative space in your design to create a finished quilt top.

To register for the workshop, please visit CraftSouth's website here

 

Oct
17
12:00 pm12:00

Book Signing and Trunk Show at Sew to Speak

Join me at Sew to Speak in Columbus, Ohio for a trunk show and book signing to celebrate the release of my book Quilt Local: Finding Inspiration in the Everyday. For more information on the event and to reserve a space, please visit Sew to Speak's website.

Sew to Speak
4610 N. High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43214

Oct
7
6:30 pm18:30

Book Signing and Trunk Show at Sewn Studio

Come join me at Sewn Studio in Cincinnati for a trunk show and book signing to celebrate the release of my book Quilt Local: Finding Inspiration in the Everyday. Julie from Sewn is offering at 15% discount on the book by reserving a copy in advance. 

Sewn Studio
3212 Madison Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45209
513-321-0600

Oct
3
10:00 am10:00

Workshop at Crimson Tate

Join me at Crimson Tate for an all-day workshop on Improvisational Half Log Cabin Blocks. 

Take your improvisational quilting up a notch with my Improvisational Half Log Cabin workshop. In this class students will 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 Heather will discuss how fabric placement and color choices affect the design of the block. Students will 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.

Spaces are limited! To reserve your space, please visit Crimson Tate

Sep
26
9:00 am09:00

Book Signing at the Quilters Take Manhattan

Join me for a book signing of Quilt Local: Finding Inspiration in the Everyday at FIT in New York City during the Quilters Take Manhattan Event. For more information and to reserve a spot, please visit The Quilt Alliance

Saturday, September 26, 9:00 – 5:00 pm (doors open at 9am)
at the Fashion Institute of Technology
227 W. 27th Street at 7th Avenue, NYC
Tickets: $50 Alliance members, $65 non-member

Sep
13
Sep 14

LAMQG visit

Join me as I teach my brand new class, Marrakech, at the Los Angeles Modern Quilt Guild. The workshop is on Sunday, September 13 and is open to both members and non-members of the guild. For more information and to register, please visit the

I'll also be speaking and having a book signing at their meeting on Monday, September 14. The fun starts at 6:30 and takes place at Sew Modern in LA.  

Sew Modern
10921 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064 

Apr
25
10:00 am10:00

Improvisational Patchwork Workshop, Dayton, Ohio

Improvisational Patchwork Workshop in Dayton, Ohio

Saturday, April 25, 2015, 10:00-5:00, includes lunch

For more info and to register, click here

Improvisational quilting is a fundamental component of modern quilting. In this hands-on workshop, learn how to let go and begin to design intuitively, to create completely unique and one-of-a-kind quilt blocks through a variety of improvisational techniques. From completely random piecing, to improvised blocks with a bit more structure, this workshop will challenge you to think about quilting in a whole new light. Students will learn three different techniques of improvisational patchwork and will use either a bag of scrap fabric in various sizes or small cuts of yardage of three or four fabrics as a starting point for their work. Our workshop will be held at the Front Street Studio in Dayton, Ohio.

Feb
19
Feb 22

QuiltCon

QuiltCon

Austin, Texas

February 20, 2015 Color Theory and Interaction for the Modern Quilter

February 20, 2015 Large Scale Piecing

www.quiltcon.com