August 28, 2011, Sunday
1 – 4pm
Explore the world of scrap quilts by looking at various types of quilts, and develop an understanding that in scrap quilts value is more important than color. Learn to sort and organize scraps in your own studio. Then develop scrappy block patterns, and layouts by doing mock ups. Also covered will be a variety of layouts for some basic scrap blocks. You will go home with ideas and directions for creating your own scrap quilts.
Instructor will provide fabrics and all supplies needed.
$60/ $50 (non-member /member price)
Marie Strait has been making quilts and teaching quilting skills for nearly 40 years. She describes herself as a split personality quilter, making traditional quilts with a contemporary twist as well as enjoying the challenge of art quilts informed by her traditional roots. As a nod to her fore-mothers and in an attempt to use fabric collected over the years, she has focused on scrap quilts, gaining experience in the importance of value over color. Currently Marie teaches for quilt guilds and at A Work of Heart Studio. She is also the former president of the Santa Clara Valley Quilters Association.