Barn Quilt Painting Workshop

Come paint your own barn quilt!  This simple and fun workshop teaches you the basics of painting a barn quilt design.  The completed project will be suitable for indoor or outdoor display, and makes a great gift or unique addition to your home decor.  

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We will be painting 24" square plywood boards.  One side will be pre-primed in white, or you can use the unfinished side for a rustic look.

Choose a fairly simple quilt block design that you love and/or that has special meaning to you.  Modern and traditional blocks are perfect, but curves may be tricky.  A 12 inch block design is easiest to scale up.  Go on Pinterest for plenty of inspiration!


Please choose no more than three or four colors for your block, and indicate your color choices in the signup form.  You are not obligated to use these colors, but it will ensure that we have enough paint for everyone.

Please contact us if you have any questions.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you at the workshop!

Details:

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  • Date:  Saturday, August 4th

  • Time:  10am to 2pm

  • Location:  Patch Reef Park in Boca Raton

  • Cost:  $20 per member, to cover the cost of supplies.

  • For more information, and to purchase tickets, please go to our store! 

Traverse Bag Workshop with Kate Yates

Please join us on Saturday, June 2nd for the Traverse Bag workshop with Kate Yates. During this workshop, we’ll work together to follow the Traverse bag pattern by Anna Graham (www.noodle-head.com). Participants will receive a copy of the pattern before the class, so they can prepare their fabric and interfacing. In class, we’ll learn how to assemble the bag. This is a fun pattern to make and a great skill-builder because you learn how to insert zippers in two different ways, insert snaps, create straps and piping! If you do all your prep work before class, you may be able to finish the bag in class (or get far enough so you can finish the pattern on your own at home).

Event Details: 

  • Saturday, June 2nd from 9:30 - 3:30
  • Location: Patch Reef Park in Boca Raton
  • Tickets: Members only, $25

Pattern Information from Noodle-head.com:

You’ll love taking this versatile and compact crossbody bag on all of your travels. The zippered top main compartment and handy back zippered pocket keep all your essentials secure while the front pocket(s) provides easy access to the items you use most. Easy to use and wear adjustable crossbody strap and two fun sizes to make!

Bag features:

  • 2 sizes to sew! Regular and Mini
  • Zippered top main compartment
  • Back zipper pocket
  • Front pocket (divided on Regular size) with easy access snap/flap closure
  • adjustable crossbody strap
  • interior slip pocket

Skill Level: Intermediate, or adventurous Advanced Beginner

Approx. Finished Dimensions: 12” W, 9” H, 2” deep – regular (10” W, 7 1/2” tall – mini)

Materials that you’ll bring to the workshop:

Requirements based on 44”-wide fabric. Mini size noted in { }.

  • ¾ yard {½ yard} Exterior Fabric
  • ¾ yard {½ yard} Lining Fabric
  • ½ yard {½  yard} Accent Fabric
  • 2 yards {1½ yards} Fusible Woven Interfacing (Pellon SF101 – 20″-wide) 

Recommended Fabrics: Cotton canvas, cotton/linen canvas, twill, home dec for exterior. Quilting cotton for accent and lining.

Additional supplies + tools: Polyester thread, water-soluble pen/tailor’s chalk, cutting mat, ruler, rotary cutter, glue pen (Sewline glue pen is my favorite), size 14 or 16 denim or Microtex needle, turning tool, ¼”-wide fusible web tape, piping foot

Price for the workshop will include the pattern and the hardware kit, which will include these materials:

  • (2) ¾”-wide rectangle rings & (1) ¾”-wide strap slider
  • 14” zipper {12” zipper} for top zipper closure*
  • 8” zipper {6” zipper} for back zippered pocket*
  • size 24 metal snap
  • snap setting tool
  • 1 yard of 1/8’’ diameter cotton cording for making piping

We’ll also bring tools for setting snaps (but you’re welcome to bring your own) and cording so that we can make piping for the bags (you’ll make the bias tape for the piping before class).

Tickets are available for members only for $25 through our store. This price includes the pattern and hardware kit – you supply the fabric and interfacing. When you sign up, you'll be asked to select your size (regular or mini) and hardware preferences. 

Michelle Wilkie Lecture and Workshops

Please join us the weekend of May 4th - 6th for a Lecture and 2 workshops with quilting instructor, Michelle Wilkie

About Michelle Wilkie

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She lives in North Carolina with her husband and 10-year-old son.  She has loved being part of the quilting community and has a passion for Modern Quilting. She started quilting in 2012, and has gained a lot of experience and had many wonderful opportunities in that time. Her favorite part of quilting is designing and turning the design into reality.

She has taught classes of various topics for over 15 years to various audiences (kids, undergraduates to adults).  She now teaches a variety of quilting workshops, covering techniques of Quilt designing, Improvisational Piecing, Hand piecing and more. Michelle is a regular contributor to Love Patchwork & Quilting Magazine and the MQG.

She loves to share her experiences and what she learns via her blog (Factotum of Arts https://factotum-of-arts.com) and Instagram (@ml_wilkie https://instagram.com/ml_wilkie). Some of her other interests include Science Fiction/Fantasy movies and books, photography, traveling and baking/cooking. 

Events:

Friday, May 4th: Lecture and Trunk show

  • 6:30 PM  8:30 PM
  • Patch Reef Park (map)
  • Trunk Show description: A Multimedia presentation of my journey as a quilt designer and quilter. I love the ability to combine my love of art and color with my science and math background. Quilting gives me that chance.

 

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Saturday, May 5th: Improv Shapes and Lines Workshop

  • 9:30 AM  4:00 PM
  • Patch Reef Park (map)
  • Description: Improvisational quilting can be very freeing as there are no rules. This class introduces you to using various shapes, such as circles, triangles, string pieces to make your own unique improvisational quilt composition. Other techniques will also be covered to help you build your composition.
  • Sewing Involved

 

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Sunday, May 6th: Modern Design - Spark to Design Workshop

  • 9:30 AM  4:00 PM
  • Once Upon A Quilt (map)
  • Description: This class will illustrate and step you through how to create a Modern quilt design using inspiration from everyday things around you. Several exercises are designed to help you tune the skill of seeing, identifying design elements and building a composition. Once you have a design, skills to turn that design into reality will be shared.
  • Design focused. There may be some time at end of class to use machines. 

We hope you'll join us for one (or all three!) of these events. Details can be found on our events page, and tickets can be purchased in the store

Rock Painting Scissors

Rock Painting Scissors

Members Kristin Beck and AJ Grossman spoke at our March Meeting about the rock painting event that they have organized for the guild. Here are the details: 

  Sign up  for Rock Painting Scissors! 

Sign up for Rock Painting Scissors! 

Who: Interested SFMQG members

What: Rock Painting Scissors, a quilt inspired rock-painting workshop

When: Earth Day, Sunday April 22, 2018, from 1 pm to 4 pm

Where: AJ Grossman’s studio in Oakland Park, 4420 NE 20th Ave, Suite F

Cost: FREE for SFMQG Members

Why: Fun! Painting rocks with quilt block designs is one way of sharing our quilt love. Adding #SFMQG or the guild website on the back of the rock (if the block design is the front, but we’re modern quilters so no rules) will also share awareness of the guild.

How: Paints and rocks provided by AJ Grossman and Kristin Beck. (There will be some Sharpie markers, too.) Show up with comfy clothes to paint in and a snack to share. AJ will also have coffee and tea ready at her studio.

A very short history of rock painting:

It’s global. There are rock groups all over Facebook. There is one for Broward and then usually one for all the cities in Broward, as an example. One source sites The Kindness Project as the beginning and there are lots of articles of why to paint them or how it’s a community builder.

Why are we doing this?

It’s fun to paint them. More fun to hide them, but the most fun is finding them. Sharing positive and happy thoughts in colorful ways can only bring smiles. What’s more colorful than a quilt?

Sign up through this link! Hope to see you there! 

Katie Pedersen Lecture and Workshops

SFMQG is very excited to announce our two upcoming workshops and lecture with teacher Katie Pedersen!

Teacher Bio: Katie Pedersen is a Seattle modern quilting instructor and author of Quilting Modern. Katie enjoys teaching others her approach in merging improvisational quilting techniques with modern and traditional design in her West Seattle studio and nationally.

She believes that making something by hand sets each of us on a journey to discovering who we are as artists, and that this personal process can start with simply sewing two pieces of fabric together. She loves that quilts are utilitarian works of art that showcase the evolution of one's creative confidence and developing aesthetic.

Her greatest wish is that she could sew as fast as the ideas come.

We are very excited to host 3 events with Katie this March.

On Friday March 2, she will hold her lecture “Quilting Modern” from 6:30 - 8:30 pm.

On Saturday, March 3, we will have an all-day workshop for her “Double Trouble Class”

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Description: A modern quilt block that is really no trouble at all!

Double-Trouble is a fun quilt block and design workshop that merges a traditional half-square triangle block with an improvisational stitch and flip triangle technique. We’ll explore and inspire each other on the design walls with the unlimited controlled and chaotic quilt design potential this block has to offer.  One block = endless designs!

Katie will have multiple examples made with prints and solids to show for inspiration.

On Sunday, March 4, we will have the second workshop, “Psychedelic Baby.”

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Description: Join author Katie Pedersen, Quilting Modern: Techniques and Projects for Improvisational Quilts, in refining your improvisational quilting skills in this modern quilt block workshop. By merging one construction method with multiple string piecing techniques we’ll simultaneously create large string blocks and mitered log cabin blocks that appear both chaotic and controlled.  Design one quilt or two with your blocks.

We’ll touch on fabric options, placement and the unlimited design potential to make a finished original quilt.  Katie will have multiple inspiring examples of how you and these quilt blocks can play together.

All level of sewists welcome.

Please check out the events page for more details. All tickets can be purchased in the store!