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I’m so happy and honored to be part of the Quiltcon 2023 faculty! Are you planning to go? See you in Atlanta to learn about color, improv quilting and so much more!

Quiltcon Atlanta 2023

When: February 23-26, 2023

Where: Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart

How to register: Member Registration opens August 16, 2022

Workshops I will be teaching:

Using Value as a Design Focus – DES002

Thursday, February 23, 2023 – 9:00am – 4:30pm

By designing quilts with simple blocks that use color value to create visual movement, quilts can be visually stunning while also being easy to build. In this workshop, we will extensively discuss color, and the importance of working using color value as the main design element. Using these principles, students will design a quilt based in one block. Once your design is outlined, we’ll consider different strategies for using color value as a design element, with the goal of creating visual interest and movement. Next, you’ll plan your quilt construction by assigning fabric to each section of each block to create the visual effect you want. Once your quilt plan is complete, you’ll start putting your blocks together. This fairly simple technique has endless possibilities to consistently produce visually stunning results.

Exploring Color Theory in Improv Design – DES009

Friday, February 24, 2023 –  9:00am – 4:30pm 

Learn to create improv quilts with slight shifts in color, resulting in a stunning luminous watercolor effect. Since color is the focus, color theory, the chromatic circle, and the three variables of color will be topics of discussion. Students will leave this workshop with the color theory knowledge and technical skills necessary to confidently design, cut, and piece improv quilts that make use of subtle transitions of color to create beautiful movement.

Improv EPP with Transparency – PH005SatAM and PH005SatEve

Saturday, February 25, 2023 – 9:00am – 12:00pm and 6:00pm – 9:00pm

English paper piecing isn’t a technique improv quilters typically use, but by adapting this technique, quilters can create visually stunning works of art that come together fairly easily. In this workshop, students will learn how to create organic designs using this modified approach to EPP. Carolina will discuss color principles and students will have fun exploring the use of color to produce a transparency effect. Students will leave the workshop knowing how to sketch a design, select fabrics to obtain a transparency effect, and mark and cut fabric so that a quilt can be pieced without difficulty. This modified approach to EPP is quite versatile, allowing one to produce an infinite number of beautiful quilt designs. This is a hand-sewing workshop.