Paper Piecing 101 Workshop

On September 28 at the Croatian Cultural Center in Vancouver, I have the pleasure of running my first workshop for the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild. Iam teaching Paper Pieceing 101-Stacey Style!

Also referred to as Foundation Piecing, paper piecing is one of my favorite techniques to use when quilting, especially when I want perfectly matched points in teeny tiny spaces. I have half a dozen books on different techniques for paper piecing, and my method is a culmination of all those. 

Here are some examples of projects I foundation pieced. 

Fossilized Amethyst

Fossilized Amethyst

Rainbow Star

Rainbow Star

Cartwheel Mini

Cartwheel Mini

The Long Road Home

The Long Road Home

By the end of the workshop, students should have at least one finished sample block, be able to measure and cut fabric for foundation piecing accurately, and have a basic understanding of how to number a blank foundation. I will also be spilling all my tips and tricks to keeping my thread tension tight, ripping paper, and joining small pieces into big ones. 

The sample block is called The Goody Block. It finished 15″ square, so a single block can quickly become a pillow. 

Poppin' Pillow

Poppin’ Pillow

A pair of blocks will make a small wall hanging. 

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And a group of Eight will make a dynamic Lap Quilt. 

Workshop Complex

The possibilities are endless! I really hope the class fills up, I think it will be fun. I may even bribe with treats! *wink* The workshop is also open to non-members, so if you find yourself in Vancouver, BC at the end of September, why not take a workshop with yours truly? You can register at the next meeting, or email amy(AT)vancouvermodernquiltguild(DOT)ca. 

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