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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Scrap-Busting Color Workshop March 2, 2013

Scrap-Busting Color Workshop
Taught by Jessica Sloan, Owner of Remnants: fiber [culture] in Austin, TX

Dallas Modern Quilt Guild is hosting a workshop on Saturday, March 3rd in the Magnolia Room at Plano Presbyterian Hospital. The workshop will be a study in color, composition, and improvisation. We will be piecing improvisational quilts that tell a color story. The objective of the workshop is to be able to make a scrappy, yet cohesive quilt made out of varying sized pieces of scraps, but for it to be stylish and well-composed. Each piece is thoughtfully placed. Price for the workshop is $25. Space is limited, so email Robin Williamson (RobinWmson@gmail.com) with your reservation.

From Jessica: “This exercise works best when one has a significant amount of scraps in the same "color family"; however, it is imperative that the scraps/group of fabric have value and contrast. You can also use 15-20 fat quarters; it is best to divide the fats into 3 to 5 color groups that compliment each other. Example: If I'm using 20 fat quarters, 4 might be coral, 4 might be plum, 4 raspberry, 4 mustard and 4 might be cocoa, to break up the “pink-ness” of the first 3 colors. This exercise also works best if you use prints of varying scales, and limited solids. [Solids] are ok to use, but in small quantities (like a little strip here or there). 

“We'll be intuitively cutting the fabric to make best use of the scale of each print… I am confident that this will be a great experience for the guild, and a great way to use up those little strippies and chunks that we couldn't bare to toss but are taking up space or stuffed into scrap bins, suffocated by other little scrap rejects. Tell those little fabric jewels that it is their time to shine!”

Jessica Sloan started quilting as a teen, and now owns and operates a 4,000-square-foot fabric and longarm shop, Remnants: fiber [culture]. At her shop she specializes in designer quilting and fashion fabric, affordable edge-to-edge longarm services, and a devotion to the lifelong learning and cultivating of fiber arts thru classes, tutorials, show and tell, and monthly meet ups. She’s a member of the San Antonio Modern Quilt Guild.



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