Saturday Options at QuiltAway

Chugach Range with Colleen Granger

Chugach Range, named for the northern most mountain range in Alaska, uses one full 2-1/2″ strip pack of 40 strips or fabrics cut from your stash or scrap bags. It can be as scrappy as you want. For an added challenge, consider including some accent strips for some zest!

The quilt ends up as a nice lap size or a twin size depending on the setting triangles and the size of border. A 12″ 60-degree triangle ruler is needed for this class; Colleen will bring a couple to share and some to sell. By day’s end, most people will have their pieces cut and on a design wall. Colleen will demonstrate the crazy border (shown in purple) in class. A great day for all skill levels!

Lazy Leaves with Joy-Lily

Discover how easy it is to create these striped, curved leaves. Make the first leaf blocks for a large quilt. A table runner is a great project to finish in one day. Learn how to finish with zigzag edges. For a baby quilt, learn the secret of lining up cornerstones in sashing.

The Lazy Leaves beginner-level pattern is fast and easy!

Maker’s Choice with Sue Fox: Start with Components, Decide on a Layout Strategy & Make a Quilt Unique to YOU

Join Sue Fox to investigate some of the ways that a quilt’s components can be brought together into a cohesive layout and take away a checklist for following your own pathway to vibrant quilt design.

Participants will explore lay-out strategies by using components for the “Community Built” Opportunity Quilt. These include medallion-style, row-by-row, columns, cruciform, grids, sashed and bordered, random, asymmetrical, and more. Consider bringing your own set of pre-built components to experiment with layout options for your own quilt. Our goal is for you to have a good plan for how you’ll assemble your components into a quilt top and perhaps making a start on stitching by day’s end.

Please note:

  • Sue’s “Community Built” kit tutorials offer an excellent way to learn how to work with silk in quilt making. You can join the volunteer effort by visiting the Members Only page and by signing up here. This allows you to learn how to use silk for your personal components. Alternately, you can bring components made with any fabric.

  • Also, Sue’s forthcoming Supply List includes guidelines to help you produce a sizeable set of components in the months leading up to QuiltAway. You can make an appointment—included with the workshop—for a half-hour Zoom consultation with Sue to  work out a strategy for your next few months. Appointments made well in advance of QuiltAway are encouraged do you’ll have lots time to prepare your components.

Open Studio

Free time and plenty of space to start a new challenge, contribute to Community Outreach, make progress on an unfinished project, or work on components for the 2023 opportunity quilt.