Instructor: Christopher Bowen
The focus of this class will be on cutting lines as curvilinear shapes then combining them together as part or parts of new configurations in a new overall composition, a shapely, colourful quilt top. Cutting and sewing curvilinear shapes is an expressive and dynamic method of making movement in your overall composition.
Look up the great Canadian quilter Cher Cartwright’s works. We will work towards compositions such as these.
Varying levels of depth will be explored in both the figures that dominate the composition and the background as they work together in the composition. You will be working intuitively as you cut directly into the cloth. You will be cutting large shapes and differing line widths and lengths. These shapes and lines will be used to develop your composition.
This is a fun, fun, fun and enlightening class so come with an open mind, ready for significant growth and tons of “ah ha” moments!
Skill Level: Advanced beginner
Prior quilting experience.
Must be aged 16+
What You Provide:
Fabric: Cotton, all solid colours, lights to darks - NO PRINTS PLEASE!
½ meter or more of 10 solid colors
- ½ meter or more of 5 different blacks and greys
- Spray starch or fabric sizing
- Plenty of threaded bobbins & spools of thread
- Your own sewing machine (recommended)
- Your own rotary cutter (recommended)
What We Provide:
- Rotary cutters
- Cutting mats
- Irons & ironing boards
Equipment requirements: We highly encourage you to bring your own sewing machine, however if you don't own a machine, one will be provided for you. If you’d like to bring your home machine, please remember to bring the manual (and foot pedal/power cord) and arrive 10 minutes prior to the scheduled time to set up. If you don't own a rotary cutter, you can borrow use one of ours.
Group size: Maximum 6 guests to keep our classes cozy and fun!