The Seacoast Modern Quilt Guild has invited Jen Carlton Bailey, also known as @bettycrockerass to visit our guild on September 9th and 10th to teach two workshops where she will share her secrets for sewing successful curves!
The workshops will be 6 hours each running from 9 am-noon with an hour break for lunch and then resuming at 1 and finishing at 4:00 pm. They will be held at the West Newbury Town Annex located at 381 Main Street, West Newbury, MA.
The workshop held on Saturday, Sept. 9th will be Sew all the Curves Plus Design: Does the idea of sewing curves scare the heck out of you? Don’t let it! In this class, students will learn three different methods of sewing curves – pinning, gluing, and freehand. They’ll learn tips and tricks to creating a beautiful curve as well as tips on how to square up their blocks and sew them together with beautiful matching points. Students will leave wanting to sew all the curves!
Once all you have all those curves sewn let’s spend some time figuring out all the designs you can create with them.
On Sunday, Sept. 10th we will enjoy the Scandinavian Flower Garden Sampler: (see image above) The Scandinavian Flower Garden Sampler is an exciting new pattern featuring mod styling and big blocks to create an impactful, chic, and curvy-licious quilt. Whether students are beginners at sewing curves, wanting to put all their new skills into practice, or just play and learn new tips and tricks this class is for them! Students will work with a variety of different sizes curves as well how to best use color, value, and hue to make their designs pop.
If you are not familiar with Jen’s work, please check out her website: http://www.bettycrockerass.com/.
Her work has been featured in a number of publications including Modern Patchwork and the QuiltCon Magazine. She is an instructor at QuiltCon 2017.
In order to finalize plans for these workshops, we need your deposits right away.
The cost is $75 for members and $85 for nonmembers. This cost is for one day and includes lunch.
If you would like to register, send a check to the Seacoast Modern Quilt Guild at PO Box 774, West Newbury, MA 01985. We need a $50 deposit. Please write the name of the workshop you want to sign up for in the memo field of your check or include a note. Alternately, you may hand your check directly to Amy Friend at any meeting. Amy will maintain the class lists and start a waiting list.
You may sign up for both workshops if you like. In that case, your deposit will be $100. Final payments will be due by the June 3rd SMQG meeting. Deposits are nonrefundable unless the workshop is cancelled.