Wednesday, January 2, 2019

2019 Workshop Announcement

Greenville Modern Quilt Guild is excited to announce a lecture and workshops with Kitty Wilkin from Night Quilter this Spring!

Kitty Wilkin is a stay at home mom of three littles, wife, sewist of quilts and other beautiful things, knitter, gardener, yogi and all in all lover of life. With three little children, her only sewing time is after bedtime, thus the name of her business and blog, The Night Quilter.

Kitty is a national instructor, lecturing and teaching at QuiltCon 2018 and the upcoming QuiltCon 2019.  Her quilts have been featured in international magazines such as Love Patchwork & Quilting, Make Modern, and the Quilter's Planner.  Kitty has produced professional photography for the Quilter's Planner, Aurifil, and Amy Butler's magazine.

Learn more about Kitty on her blog, Night Quilter and on Instagram @NightQuilter

Friday, May 31, 2019 
Photography Workshop, 9am - 12pm
  • You’ve spent countless hours planning, cutting, sewing, trimming, basting, quilting, and binding your quilt, now how do you document your masterpiece!? Whether you have a point and shoot, a fancy DSLR but simply don't know how to use it, or even a smartphone, Kitty will teach you how to make the most of the tools you have to get great quilt photos for your blog and Instagram. Kitty will discuss photography basics, lighting, composition, and staging, and will share a few inexpensive tools that you can find around your house to take your photos from good to great! Complete with hands on practice, you will leave feeling confident that you, too, can take great quilt photos without buying any fancy equipment. Please bring your camera or smart phone, and a finished quilt (optional—and if time permits)!

Lecture: Meticulous Magic: The Many Faces of Fussy Cutting, 6-7pm Social Hour, 7-8pm Lecture
  • Explore the world of fussy cutting and see the many ways you can apply it to your projects to take your quilting to another level. Fussy cutting, or the practice of intentionally cutting a specific motif from a fabric design, is a fun technique that can be applied to any project. There are many different ways to add a touch of meticulous to your quilting projects, whether traditionally pieced, foundation paper pieced, or English paper pieced. Kitty will show examples of the many ways fussy cutting can be applied to quilting, will show ideas on how to make your own planning templates, and will share tips and tricks on successfully cutting, basting (if applicable), and accurately stitching your carefully cut fabrics so that you can use some meticulous magic to transform your next project.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

English paper Piecing Workshop, 9am - 12pm
  • In this workshop suitable for all skill levels, you will learn all about English Paper Piecing. The class will cover everything you need to know to get you started piecing, including how to choose fabrics, the basics of English Paper Piecing, and tips for how to use fussy cutting to create stunning secondary designs within a quilt. Kitty will share different methods of basting and stitching, tips and tricks for success in EPP, and will share examples of the diversity of designs that can be emphasized through fabric choices and placement. 

Tiny Piecing Workshop, 1 - 4pm
  • Come sew tiny with Kitty! Explore the world of tiny piecing in this playful class where we’ll experiment with sewing blocks that finish at a whopping 1 1/4” square! Kitty will share tips and tricks for sewing tiny so that you can set yourself up for success in your future tiny stitching endeavors. Beginning with traditionally pieced and improv blocks, and moving to more intricate and precise foundation paper pieced blocks, you’ll leave this class giggling at the absurdity and marveling in amazement at your teeny tiny sampler-style quilt blocks.

Sign-ups begin at our regular meeting on Saturday, January 5, 2019

  • The Friday night lecture will be in place of our regular Saturday meeting in June and is free to all Greenville MQG members and non-members.
  • Early Bird pricing for Greenville MQG members is $25 for each of the 3-hour workshops until February 15th. After the 15th the cost goes to $30. No refunds.
  • The workshops will open to non-members on February 4th, if there are any spaces available, at a cost of $35.
  • The lecture and workshops will be held at St. Giles Fellowship Hall, our regular meeting location.
  • Sign-ups will continue at our regular meetings or you may contact Cheryl Brickey (cheryljbrickey at gmail dot com) for sign-up information.
This is a great opportunity to learn from a talented modern quilter and photographer. You don't want to miss it!

Supply Lists for the Workshops can be found by clicking on the links below:

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