What you will learn:
- Build/refine your quilter’s toolkit of essential skills to include curved piecing and machine applique and inset circles to add interest in your quilting projects.
- This Mini Workshop demonstrates:
o It all starts with a gentle curve. This minimal waste technique is the warm up for ¼ circles or drunkard path blocks.
o Whilst many quilters’ have drunkard path blocks in their repertoire, the fabric glue technique can increase their accuracy.
o Two different techniques for machine sewn circles with no raw edges. The circle technique should “match” the size and application in your project.
o Circles, Circles and Gentle Curves pillow pattern
o Fabric, interfacing and batting to complete the pillow (see pattern).
o Disappearing fabric marker, fabric glue stick and freezer paper, 6 sheets 8.5" x 11" a compass and Acorn Easy Press Pen/fabric starch and small makeup brush.
o Sewing machine (in working order and manual), sewing kit, cutting mat, rotary cutter and ruler (12.5"square or 6" x 24")
Susan Madu is a CPA by day and a passionate creator and quilter by night. Susan has been quilting for over 25 years and garment sewing since she could reach up to a sewing machine. Susan is never without a sketchbook or some project in her hands.
Her quilting has evolved from making quilts from commercial patterns to designing her own
patterns under the Modern Blended Quilts banner. Susan's patterns appeal to both traditional and modern quilters alike. A central theme of Susan's patterns is blending together elements of
traditional and modern quilting.
Susan teaches regularly and has been described as a knowledgable teacher that takes great joy in sharing techniques and tips to help class participants be successful in their quilting projects. Susan shares her insights with humor from the perspective of having learned the hard way what not to do "ask me how I know?!"
Susan has designed over 20 patterns and one of her innovative techniques in her pattern Bright Squares has been included in Studio 180 Design Ltd.s Designer Gallery. Building our quilting community and supporting local quilt shops are important to Susan.
Given this, her patterns can only be found in your local quilt shop.