We are very excited to announce this upcoming next workshop!
Marianne Haak, who blogs at The Quilting Edge, will be coming to Vancouver to teach us a QAYG (quilt as you go) workshop on Sunday, May 25th.
Marianne is a Canadian quilter who divides her time between Edmonton and Victoria, and we are lucky enough to catch her while she’s on the West Coast. Marianne has embraced QAYG (despite owning a long arm!), and creates the most incredible quilts using this technique. You may be familiar with her quilt Colour Shot, from The Blogger’s Quilt Festival last year. It’s amazing, isn’t it?
The workshop is titled Creating Large Working Small, and here’s what Marianne had to say about it -
Discover the advantages of Quilt as You Go!
Quilting an eighteen inch block, as opposed to quilting a larger sized quilt, has some real advantages. The obvious one being that everything fits under the machine during quilting, resulting in less
swearing whoops, I meant to say less frustration in the sewing room. QAYG also lends itself very well to improvisational type quilting; I almost like to think of it as Design as You Go. I plan to share with you some of my design process using QAYG.
• Creating a QAYG Block….Wonky Log Cabin
• Joining the blocks with narrow joiner strips
• Joining the blocks with wide joiner strips
• Adding QAYG Borders
• How to quilt a spiral
Wouldn’t you love to learn how to create quilts like this in a small space?
Creating Large Working Small: Discover the advantages of Quilt as You Go with Marianne Haak
Date: Sunday May 25rd, 2014
Time: 9:30am – 5:30pm
Place: TBA (Vancouver)
Cost: $60 for VMQG members, $65 for non-members
Sign-up: Sign ups are now open for members of VMQG. We will open sign ups for non-members (space permitting) on April 14th. Please email Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up between meetings.
Payment: Please pay at the meeting when you sign up, send a payment of $62 (members) or $67 (non-members) to email@example.com via PayPal, or send a cheque with a note that it’s for the workshop to:
Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild
PO Box 78037 RPO Grandview
Vancouver, BC V5N 5W1