Beginner to Advanced

Maximum: 20 students
All levels
Recommended Format:
1 day Design (no sewing machines) Workshop


This design class takes a traditional quilt pattern and gift wraps its simple shapes with intricate fabric. Along with many other design strategies, explore the possibilities offered by charismatic textiles and the magic of symmetry. Learn to make different types of templates leading to unique and enhanced design options and varied effects including seamless connections. The take away is how quilts made of simple shapes can be transformed into visual spectacles that read as complex, thoughtful acts of creativity.




NOTE: *An asterisk means that this important item will be available for sale in the classroom so don’t waste time finding it on your own if not convenient.  Fabric and supplies will available for sale in guild classes.


*1. VISIGRID A package of 4 sheets of see-thru plastic template material with an 8 to the inch grid with darker blue lines denoting inch lines. AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN CLASS

*2. Extra fine-point permanent marker. PREFERRED AND AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN CLASS: Multimark S/Faber Castell Fine point

*3. Method to mark dark fabric. PREFERRED AND AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN CLASS: Uniball Silver Gel Pen)

4. A sharp fabric scissor (consider Karen Kay Buckley’s 6” Perfect Scissors)

5. Template scissor (consider OLFA Multi Purpose 5" with serrated edge)

6. Sharp pencil with erasers
7. Set-up for rotary cutting, including a small rotary cutter, ruler and mat. OPTIONAL: Brooklyn Revolver (cutting mat mounted on a lazy susan)

8. Sewing machine with well-defined quarter-inch seam allowance guide + single hole throat plate if available

9. General sewing supplies including fine pins and black thread

10. A few ziplock baggies to hold templates and patches
11. Black Thread
12. Fine pins (consider Clover Patchwork Pins Fine)