Join Susan for her most popular workshop and discover the many joys of working with colour in an exciting new technique that is full of surprises. Stacked and sliced fabrics combined with bold, contrasting strips create visual excitement in your quilt. Students can work with a planned colour palette or make it scrappy, every fabric is perfect for a Shattered Angles quilt! Finished size and layout is flexible, make it big or small, students will be given lots of options for quilt design and finishing. Shattered Angles is the perfect quilt for fat quarters or a secret stash of wonderful fabrics! Read More . . .
As a teacher, I encourage quilters, both newcomers and the more experienced, to enjoy the process, to gather as much knowledge as possible and to challenge themselves with new techniques and designs. With consultation, workshop length and some subject matter can be altered to meet student needs. Workshop and lecture fees and requirements can be found in the teaching contract form.
Learn important design fundamentals in this class while mastering Susan’s Dragon Bones technique. Play with squares, rectangles, triangles or diamonds and use insertion strips of colour to run across the fabric surface. Design elements of line, shape, value and colour will be studied and practiced and students will have the opportunity to test and use several additional piecing techniques. Time will also be spent trying out border, quilting and embellishment choices. This class will be an excellent addition to your quilting skills. Read More . . .
This fused appliqué technique gives two-for-one with an amazing positive/negative effects. Try different arrangements and play with colour and value for surprising results. For a one day class students work with a provided pattern or in a two day class students will design their own unique motifs in a chosen size then create a repeating design with stunning possibilities. Read More . . .
Inspired by floor tiles! Students learn a relaxed approach to cutting and stacking fabrics that gives a “surprise every time”…these are triangles with “attitude”! There are a variety of options in cutting and placement which will give endless combinations to experiment with and lots of future quilts! This quilt design is from Susan’s book Fat Quarter Frenzy from AQS. Read More . . .
Stained glass that’s fast fun and Wow! No bias tape, no glue! In this class, students will learn a fast way to make stained glass and how they can use this method for lots of future projects. Using printed scenes on fabric and fusible web, students learn a great reverse appliqué method that looks just like complex stained glass. Read More . . .
Photographs and fabric provide a great combination to explore in this class. Students will learn about printing images onto different fabrics using a variety of products and an inkjet printer. Using cotton and sheer fabrics, along with layering large and small images, students will create a small art piece that can be finished, embellished and quilted. Read More . . .
Layer and fuse a floral or leaf appliqué design without bulky build-up by using a unique cut away method that produces multiple images. Students create a small wall hanging and then get friendly with all the decorative machine stitches they didn’t know they had! Read More . . .
Not your Grandmother’s fusing! Learn to use the many fusible web products in a whole new way…as part of the design. Students will experiment with a variety of fusibles and play with applying colour to the web by painting, stamping, stenciling and printing. Inspired by the design, students can then learn about adding threads and other embellishments and bonding them within the web. Lots of fun and a new technique for students further development. Read More . . .