WORKSHOP SCHEDULE September-November

SUMMER IS ENDING …….IT’S WORKSHOP TIME AGAIN !
We used to sing a children’s song that went like this.... “Oh what do you do in the summer time, when all the world is green? Did you march in parades, or drink lemonades, or count all the stars in the sky? So do I “. Well, we could write a NEW verse to that little ditty, and it might include “Oh what do YOU do in the summer time, when all the world is HOT? To your stash do you go? Then happily sew? And smile as the days fly by? So do I !”

September 18 DISAPPEARING STUFF
For those of you who might be fans of Jenny Doan, this will please you. For those of you who think her ideas are too simple, come and see what else fits this category. There are some really amazing things to be shared in this little workshop. And you will be happy to find out that you don’t HAVE to use pre-cuts! Some of my favorite tricks and clever blocks come from a few of these techniques. We WILL be sewing in this month’s workshop.

October 16 SIMPLY SIXTY DEGREES
We all have rulers with a 60 degree marking on them, but most of us never learn to use that line, and wonder why it is there. We will experiment and play with all the possibilities that are available with this single reference. Watch for lots more information on this month’s workshop.

November 13 (2nd Tuesday) IT TAKES A VILLAGE
One block that is captivating and fits ANY fabric genre is the old fashioned HOUSE BLOCK. Well, let me re-state that….. there is nothing old-fashioned at all about the House block. In fact, you will find it in all sorts of places in our quilt world - from row quilts, to reproduction quilts, to funky mod quilts. This workshop will provide you a number of patterns for this favorite block. And in addition, you’ll learn how to draft and make your OWN quirky family dwelling - no pattern required. And we’ll even throw in a few trees for your landscape! Watch for more information, and mark you calendar for the SECOND TUESDAY of November, instead of the 3rd week.

Our sign up for September will be the 8th - the day of our September guild meeting. In the meantime, if you have questions, feel free to contact me - Bonnie - at bonnieamiles@gmail.com.