Sujata Shah who gave a talk for us at Stitch Modern 2 years ago is doing 2 workshops for EBHQ on Sept 23 and 25. The workshops have been changed, so the EBHQ website may not have the correct info yet. You don’t need to be a member to take either of the workshops. Her workshop Saturday 9/23 is: Making Freeform Blocks, Part 1
Make triangle and other blocks without templates and marking; see what happens when you embrace the imperfections and irregularities of human hands. Sujata’s method of cutting in layers and organic piecing is unique, fast, and fun and combined with her piecing techniques, mimic the appearance of block prints of India. You’ll learn how adding curves to cutting, sewing, and the final trimming of blocks make the quilt-making process engaging and unpredictable until the last stitch. Each block you make will be different than the next in size, shape, and form, yet there will be overall harmony and balance to the quilt you make. You’ll also learn about the origins of the blocks, stories behind the quilts Sujata has made, and discussions on color combinations, textures, and quilt layouts during class.
Monday 9/25: Making More Freeform Blocks, Part 2
This workshop can be taken independently or as a continuation of Saturday’s workshop (see Saturday workshop description)–don’t worry if you don’t take the Saturday, workshop, you’ll be able to jump right in as Sujata introduces more free-form blocks and shares her process and techniques for making these imperfect and irregular blocks. You’ll have so much fun, you won’t want to stop making these organic, free-form blocks.
I’ll be there both days. If you have question, you can ask me.