Friday, February 28, 2014

Curved Piecing Presentation and Workshop

For our meeting next Saturday, March 8, Diane, who blogs about her modern quilting journey at Southern Meanderings, will give a brief presentation on improvisational curved piecing.  During the Sew Day portion, she will lead a workshop on the same topic.







Diane has sewn for many years but allowed her sewing machine to collect dust for one reason or another.  She found her groove again with the modern quilt movement.  In her own words, "Now that I am retired, I am enjoying sewing again and have fallen in love with modern quilts. "

While attending a Camp Stitchalot workshop last summer, Dan Rouse of Piece and Press showed Diane how to create simple improv curves that led to the beginnings of her Twilight quilt.  It is this same technique she'll talk about and demonstrate Saturday.


If you want to step into the world of improvisational curved piecing, you'll need to bring the following items with you:

- 4 coordinated fat quarters (solids or prints, or a combination of both)
- rotary cutter, ruler, and cutting mat
- sewing machine, thread, etc.
- iron and ironing board/surface



Diane says it doesn't take long to make these blocks.  She estimates the total time for her workshop will be approximately an hour to an hour and a half.



ECMQG  members do not need to register for this workshop.  It is a benefit of membership.  Non-members and guests wishing to participate, should contact ECMQG via our Email.  The non-member and guest fee is $5, which is payable at the door.

Cindy Marvel
ECMQG Secretary

4 comments:

  1. I am so excited! This is exactly the next technique I wanted to experiment with. Count me in =)

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    1. Fantastic Natalie! Can't wait to see what your interpretation during Diane's workshop.

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  2. I thought I was going to be gone that weekend but I will be there! Woo! Would batiks work for this do you think? I am still looking at my stash.. Elaine

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  3. I can not wait for this!!! I love Diane's quilts and this is a technique I have been struggling with. Thanks for offering this workshop to the guild!!!

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