Glamp Stitchalot 2018 is coming up this November, so let’s take a look at the projects you will be learning from each of the teachers! I’ve also included a few creative suggestions for your fabric pull for each project, and each guest will receive a specific list of material requirements prior to Glamp.
Kerry Goulder: Ugly Sweater Blocks
There’s nothing ugly about these sweet blocks, and foundation paper piecing (FPP) extraordinaire Kerry Goulder will teach you how to make them! Through making these blocks, Kerry will teach you how to fussy cut for FPP, creating detail and accurate shapes with small pieces, and other tips and tricks.
Fabric pull suggestions: holiday fabrics, novelty prints (have fun with choosing motifs to go on the sweater front!) solids, and small-scale blender prints that coordinate with any novelty fabrics.
Jeni Baker: Transforming a Quilt Design with Color and Fabric
Jeni Baker’s use of color in her quilts gives them life and interest, and her techniques for choosing fabrics to frame precious and hoarded prints makes sure they are used to their best effect. Through the making of quilt blocks, Jeni will teach you about transforming a quilt pattern using color selection and fabric placement. Every pattern has the potential to look very different depending on the fabrics used, and Jeni will show you how to maximize every design and never struggle to pull fabrics again.
Fabric pull suggestions: favorite feature prints, tonal blenders, small and large scale prints in a variety of colors.
Felice Regina: Machine Applique Mini Quilts
In Felice Regina’s class, learn how to make adorable characters into a mini quilt using machine applique! Felice’s innovative tricks for raw-edge applique and strategic machine quilting brings her happy drawings to life. Choose which mini quilt you’d like to make: the No Drama Llama, Notions Jar (featuring a genius trick for making a glass effect) or Figgy Pudding Cat.
Fabric pull suggestion: solids, stripes or plaids (for binding,) solids, blender prints. You’ll get specific fabric requirements for each project, and even though you’ll choose just one to do in class, we can imagine you might want to make a second in your free sewing time!
Amanda Jean Nyberg: Improv Scrappy String Blocks
Scrap collectors, rejoice– Amanda Jean Nyberg has the project for you! Learn how to make scrappy bias string blocks and use up those long skinny pieces. Amanda Jean will teach you how to make these dynamic, energetic blocks out of differently sized scrap pieces and choose colors that will either coordinate or contrast depending on the desired look.
Fabric pull suggestion: scraps, solids, blender prints. The stripes are fairly thin, so you may want to avoid large scale feature prints for this project.