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!