Two Quilting Workshops with Elizabeth Hartman
March 17 - 20, 2016
Fox & Hedgehog
1-day workshop (includes lunch) - $70
Thursday, March 17, 2016, 9-4 pm
Use your favorite fabrics to make these fun hedgehogs and fox faces! The foxes can be made with scraps, precut strips, fat eighths, or fat quarters. Use fancy fabrics like Liberty Lawn, brightly colored solids, or your favorite print fabric collection. The hedgehog pattern uses conventional patchwork techniques (no paper piecing or templates) and can be made using precut 1½" strips, precut 10" squares, or an assortment of fabric scraps. You can use 3 coordinating pieces of fabric to make each hedgehog (as I've done here) or use the same fabrics for all of the faces and bodies with a different colorful or print fabric for each hedgehog's spines. These hedgehogs and foxes will look adorable in whatever fabrics you use.
3-day workshop (includes lunches) - $210
Friday - Sunday, March 18 – 20, 2016, 9-4 pm
In this workshop, students will learn some of Elizabeth's favorite tips and tricks for fabric selection and precision piecing, as you make blocks from her new sampler book, Patchwork City. The blocks can be combined to make a small sampler, or they can become the start of one of the larger projects in the book.
Elizabeth Hartman is a quilter, pattern designer, and fan of color from Portland, Oregon. For her, quiltmaking is the perfect combination of creativity and technical challenge, all in the service of making a useful object. Being self-taught, she says that she did everything wrong at least five times before she figured out how to do it right. So, when she wrote her first book, she wrote the book that she wished she had when she was just beginning. That book, The Practical Guide to Patchwork, was published in 2010 and won the Next Generation Indie Book Award (How-To Category) in 2011.
At the end of 2009, Elizabeth quit her day job to pursue quilting full time. Since then, she has written two more books, Modern Patchwork (2012) and Patchwork City (2014). Her work has also been featured in a variety of other books, publications, and media, including: Stitch, Quilt Scene, Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting, Patchwork Tsushin, and Quilting Arts TV. In 2012, Elizabeth recorded two video classes for Craftsy.com, Inspired Modern Quilts and Creative Quilt Backs. Somewhere in there she also founded the Portland Modern Quilt Guild and was a Board Member of the national Modern Quilt Guild for four years. She started selling wholesale print patterns in 2014, and her first print fabric collection for Robert Kaufman, Rhoda Ruth, shipped out last fall, and was followed by her new line, Pacific.http://www.stitchinpost.com/quilt-class-workshop-retreat/quilting-retreats-workshops.html