Workshops and Lectures

General Information (applicable to all workshops):

Any of the patterns in Irene’s shop are available for workshops; if your group would like to use a different pattern than the one listed in the workshop, please contact Irene.

All workshops may include beginners; even when teaching an intermediate workshop some beginners may be included.

No specialized tools/equipment are needed for any class; basic sewing machine with a standard foot will work just fine.  If a student has an open toe foot or a foot that has clear plastic in the front, they may want to use it instead of the standard foot.

  1.  North Carolina Silhouette (this workshop can be used for any of the fifty U.S. States; patterns are available for all fifty states).
    *Full Day Workshop (Confident Beginner to Intermediate skill level)

A different kind of Paper Piecing Class! Tips, techniques and methods shown in this class will make Paper Piecing easier and more accurate even for small pieces!

Students in this class will create a block depicting the silhouette of the state of North Carolina.   Various stitch lengths, uses of different kinds of papers, seam allowances, intersections and other items specific to paper piecing will be discussed.IMG_8539

 

2.  Paper Piecing Made Easy (Art Abstract I)
    *Full Day Workshop (Beginner)

If you have never tried Paper Piecing of if you tried and did not like it, this class is for you!

Paper Piecing is a technique that ensures great accuracy and flawless points.  In this class we will assemble a block that will allow you to master Paper Piecing with ease.  Three of these blocks will make a table runner, four will make a center piece and nine will yield a baby quilt (the photo on the left shows two blocks).

 

3.  Paper Piecing Made Easy (Pencils)
*Half Day Workshop (Beginner) – this pattern was designed by Janeen (a paper piecer in South Africa) and kindly made available for this class.

If you have never tried Paper Piecing of if you tried and did not like it, this class is for you!

Paper Piecing is a technique that ensures great accuracy and flawless points.  In this class we will assemble a block that will allow you to master Paper Piecing with ease, and can easily be turned into a baby quilt (or anything else your imagination will allow)!

 

4.  Kimono
*Full Day Workshop (Beginner to Intermediate skill level)

A different kind of Paper Piecing Class! Tips, techniques and methods shown in this class will make Paper Piecing easier and more accurate even for small pieces!

Students in this class will create a Kimono Block.   Various stitch lengths, uses of different kinds of papers, seam allowances, intersections and other items specific to paper piecing will be discussed.

Kimono

Kimono

5. Modern improv
*Full day Workshop (Beginner and Up)

In this class students will create four oversized modern improvisational blocks.  These blocks can then be put together into a lap quilt, or additional blocks may be created for a larger piece.

Let go of some of the rules and come “play”! Each student’s block will look different and each quilt created will be unique!

PRIVATE CLASSES

Individual Instruction is available either at Irene’s or at your location.  Please contact Irene for details.

LECTURES

1.  Modern Quilting – what’s that?

A lecture about the characteristics of Modern Quilting. Differences and similarities between Modern and Traditional Quilting are discussed and examples of each are shown during the presentation; a question and answer period is included.

2.  Piece by Number

Irene is passionate about Paper Piecing and this presentation will illustrate her enthusiasm for this technique! A mini trunk show as well as a question and answer period are included.

PRICING

Please contact Irene (irene-grimes@hotmail.com) for current pricing.  Discounts are available when booking a workshop and lecture combination.  Additional discounts may be applied if guilds share Irene on the same trip.

 

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