As part of BVQ's "2020 Virtual Show", we offered 5 Workshops on 5 different techniques from September 12 through November 7, 2020.
Rebecca Bryan - Design with Triangles - Light & Live
September 12, 2020
This was a fun and interactive virtual workshop, each attendee choosing to work with either or all of the three types of triangles: equilateral, right triangle (also known as the Half Triangle), or isosceles. Rebecca taught us to design our own triangle block by experimenting with graphic elements such as line, texture, scale, and framing. She shared two of her “go to” quilting techniques as we sewed through our experiments in graphic design.
Rachel Rossi - The Secret to Precision Curves
September 26, 2020
Curves used to intimidate Rachel! But she showed us that they aren’t scary at all as we dove into the world of curves and precision! Attendees were delighted to see just how simple it is to get a gorgeous and curvy jilt by creating the StarLine Mini Quilt while we learned how curves work & how we can make them perfectly precise as we go.
Cheryl Lynch - Sofia
October 10, 2020
Attendees were the FIRST to participate in this workshop, as well as sew with Mosaic Masterpiece, Cheryl’s new line of fabric. Sofia (reminding us of the floors in old European churches) went together simply, yet looks so complex. Participants used her pattern and a 15-degree wedge ruler.
Sarah Bond - New Twists on Diamond Piecing: Diamond Stair Steps
October 17, 2020
In this workshop attendees took Lone Star piecing to a different level! Sarah showed us how to manage 2 1/2” strips into diamond strips for new shapes resembling painted and tiled staircases using a jelly roll or strips from our own stash to curate a special mix of interesting patterns and colors!
See pictures here!
Melinda Stanton - The Nuts and Bolts of EPP - Lucy Boston and Beyond
November 7, 2020
In this workshop attendees learned the basics of English paper piecing - attaching fabric to paper pieces and sewing them together delving deeper, layer by layer, learning supply and stitch options; choosing fabric to make incredibly gorgeous designs; fussy cutting; and tips and tricks to save time.
We had a great time at the September 2017 and March 2018 workshops and now have quite a few small wall hangings!
We had a great day of laughter, fun and creating a small quilt. Many were able to complete more than half the picture and some completed it that day. We took them home to fuse them and add borders that did not take much time to complete.
Hi I'm Deb, BVQ webmaster and official blog runner! I am a retired Medical Technologist, having worked the night shift at Chester County Hospital for 30 years. I think I have sewed forever – my mom sewed, my grandmother sewed, and in 1984 I decided to make a "blanket" for my about-to-be baby....it was 3 layers sewn together with a binding! Little did I know it was a quilt! I am basically self-taught, but continue to learn as I hang out with BVQ. My basement work area is seriously quilt cluttered and my better half asks no questions! I have too many UFO’s and want-to-do’s than I can count, but I guess that makes me a true quilter!