Friday, September 21, 2012

October Workshop: Wonky Crosses

Wonky Crosses

As previously announce the October meeting, which is Sunday, October 7 from 1:00-4:00 PM at the Pittsburgh Project will feature a show and tell and an abbreviated workshop on wonky crosses. Several people recently expressed an interest in having a show and tell, which would give meeting attendees an opportunity to show off recently completed work and WIPs. It's an excellent opportunity to share your creativity, explain your process, and even throw questions out to the group to help you get that project to the next step. Please bring your work or photos of recently completed work to share with the group.

Following the show and tell Gina will lead an shortened workshop on constructing wonky crosses. It's a combination of improv piecing and block building. The example above is a set of four 8 X 8 blocks I put together using fabrics from Marcia Derse's Riverwoods Collection. Derse is a fiber artist from Ohio, and Quilter's Corner in Finleyville carries a lot of her fabrics. These blocks are really fun and easy and look great as you add on to them. This could easily turn into a table runner or quilt depending on how ambition I feel.

General supply list:

  • sewing machine
  • rotary cutter
  • mat
  • pins (optional)
  • iron (optional)
  • extension cord(s)- just in case we don't have enough

Fabric: For 8X8 blocks you will need fabric that is at least 8.5 X 8.5; insertion strips need to be about 10" long and 1.5-2.5" wide. A variety of print and solids fabrics can be used. Scraps are always welcome.

Fees: All guests attending their first or second meeting are asked to contribute $5 to help cover cost of renting the space. Those who have already attended two meetings are asked to join the guild. Dues are only $15 if you have paid for your first two meetings. Please see the About Us page for more information on guild membership and dues.

We look forward to seeing everyone in October. Please email us or leave a comment below if you have any questions. We love hearing from all of you! See you soon, and thanks!
- Jodi

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