Known for her love of colour and her excellent teaching, join Chris in one of her classes as she inspires you to develop your creativity. Hints and tips abound and you’ll go home with a quilt you never thought you could make.
COLOUR FOR QUILTERS
Do you stand back from your quilt and think; “Somehow it looks boring”? Do you have problems knowing what goes with what? Do you look at the colour wheel and then give up because your fabric has patterns on it and doesn’t look like any of those colours? Then this is the class for you. Learn how to group your fabrics into Colour Families, learn about Value, and learn how to add that Zinger and Zap into your work. We’ll end up designing blocks for a small quilt and you can expect the unexpected!
FLYING AROUND IN CIRCLES
Make an exciting quilt using circles and squares or rectangles to produce stunning designs which look complex but are so simple to piece! From Chris’s new eBook, ‘Sensational Circle Quilts’, techniques include piecing, fusible appliqué and decorative stitching. A small wall hanging will be the result of a fun day.
THE FAN CLUB
A brand new class using a simple template where you can make some amazing quilts. Christine demonstrates a really easy method of making fans which can be put together in a variety of combinations. From a cushion to a bed quilt, with the fan design the sky is the limit. You can use up your stash or collect more fabrics for a theme. Come and be inspired by Christine’s quilts and join the Fan Club!
This is the design that inspired the quilt that is on the front cover of my book “Tessellation Quilts”. I found it on floor tiles in Siena Cathedral in Tuscany, Italy. It reminds me of “Delectable Mountains” and is an excellent example of a tessellation – interlocking pieces of the same shape that can go on into infinity. The quick version of this design is called “Evening Moods” with six bright and contrasting fabrics and a very dark background. Black as a border outlines and emphasises all the colours and the quilt is further enhanced by the inner sashing of small squares interleaved with black to make an unusual frame around the quilt. Cutting the pieces ahead of time saves a lot of time in the class.
SAILING ROUND THE LIGHT HOUSE
A large red and cream lighthouse will be fused and appliquéd onto the background of sea and sky. Little sailboats will be foundation pieced and there will be various types of embellishment from fancy threads and beads to shells. Watch out for those fish!