In this five-day workshop you will learn now to find and use ideas for starting a quilt, how you can think about the negative spaces and let the quilt in process guide where you go. Joe will lead a special session on the quilting designs and how you use the quilting to extend the ideas in the quilt. This is a workshop for anyone who wants to feel more free in their approach to a quilt, who might feel blocked or as if they end up doing the same thing over and over. With these techniques and with this way of finding inspiration at the beginning of your project, you will be more open to new discoveries as you create.
Day 1. Quilts and life, how to find meaningful ideas to start. First steps in cutting and sewing.
Day 2. Making and using bias tape for lines and designs
Day 3. Allowing negative space in the composition, building the composition to scale
Day 4. Workshop sewing with one-on-one guidance
Day 5. Completing the quilt top and inventing the quilting design.