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Zoom In: Exploring Cropping & Scale in Modern Quilt Design: In this lecture, I will discuss how to "zoom in" on part of a traditional quilt block and transform it into a modern quilt of any size. I will also discuss the differences between traditional and alternate gridwork, and some of the foundational elements of modern quilt design, including negative space, minimalism, modern color palettes and more.

High Contrast Hand Quilting: Create movement and flow in your quilt design by adding an extra element — dense, highly visible hand quilting. In this lecture, we'll explore how hand quilting creates movement in a quilt and enhances the design. We'll discuss modern quilting elements like negative space, color and contrast.


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Quilt Remix: Turn a Traditional Block into a Modern Quilt: In this workshop, we will learn how to use modern quilting elements like alternate gridwork and negative space to transform a traditional quilt block into a modern quilt. Students will explore this method by practicing with paper blocks, then we will recreate the design with fabric at a larger scale. Two techniques will be explored: Cropping a block and adding negative space. This class is available in half-day or full-day sessions.

High-Contrast Hand Quilting: In this three-hour workshop, students will try their hand at planned and improv hand quilting using large stitches and thick threads like sashiko or perle cotton. Students will learn how to apply high-contrast quilting designs to quilts with large amounts of negative space to create movement, motion and focus in a quilt. We will discuss the technical aspects of hand quilting as well as larger design planning and techniques.