Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Registration is OPEN for ICQC-101 (Design Plans and Block Piecing)

Intermediate Crazy Quilt Course (ICQC)-101
Designing and Piecing Crazy Quilt Blocks
is now OPEN for Registration
You are "eligible" for this class IF you have finished the Basic Course (BCQC) OR are currently enrolled in that course (It's not easy to do both courses at the same time...but is possible; so I'm allowing that this year).
A change from last year: I'm offering ONLY ONE class of the 101, 102, 103, and 104 modules from this date forward this year. So, if you want to take them in sequence, as they are designed to be taken...sign up for this 101 module now.

Registration will close at midnight 20 May 28 Apr, Central Standard Time
The class will begin on 21 May 29 Apr and should take no more than 4-6 weeks to complete. This course is a per-requisite for ICQC-103 course.
These mini classes will comprise the ICQC-101 course:
A - Printing on Fabric
B - Color Theory
C - Selecting Fabrics
D - Designing Blocks
E - Adding Lace & Trims
F - Piecing CQ Blocks
The class is FREE, you will not be charged anything for the instructions.
Link to the Basic Supply List 
You WILL be required to get your own supplies to complete the different class tasks. 
  If you are interested in taking this course, please email me at shaw.kathy@yahoo.com and provide me this information to register:
Your first name
Your last name
You country of residence
Your state of residence IF you live in the USA
The email address (if different) you wish me to send class instructional handouts to.
The email address (if different) you wish me to use for Class Blog Access.
After you register, I will send you a Welcome Email and Google/Blogger will send you (at my request) an Invitation to join the Class Blog where the class will be held. 
This is an ON-LINE internet class
You will need to follow some simple instructions to register and gain access to the private class blog. Your name and email will need to be entered; but NO social security or credit card information is required. Just basic information to "recognize" you as a class participant. We will follow the same process you used in the Basic Class.
This is the first module of the Intermediate level courses; while it does NOT involve a lot of sewing or piecing...it does involve a lot of thinking! We will cover Color Theory...and you will select various groups of colors. We will discuss the various types of designs for piecing CQ blocks...and when to use which each design. You will be practicing these designs by applying the guidelines...and then designing your own blocks on paper. You will sew at least one block as the last task...using any of the designs covered in the course. So, while there is not a huge requirement for fabrics, etc...there IS a lot of thinking that happens.
Hugs, and I hope to see you in the class!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

OPEN Registration for ICQC-104 Module

Edited 4/16: Registration is NOW CLOSED FOR THIS MODULE

You must have completed ICQC-103 Prior to registering for this ICQC-104 Course.
This course is intended for those that finished the ICQC-103 last year.
(But, if you are currently mid-way into that class...you can ask about registration IF you can do both classes at the same time.)

ICQC-104, Mixed Motifs with Fabric
is expected to last 8-12 weeks

To Register: email me your Name, State/Country, Email address...just as for previous courses...to shaw.kathy@yahoo.com
The ICQC-104 includes these modules/tasks:

104A-Embellishing OVER Silkie Images
Task 1: Stitching Hair
Task 2: Stitching Flowers

104B-Framing Silkie Images
Task 1: Create a CQ Block with Framed Silkie

Task 1: Create a Broderie Perse Applique
Task 2: Create a Hand Applique Heart (or other shape)
Task 3: Design an Applique based on an Embroidery Pattern

104D-Raised Applique
Task 1: Create a Raised Applique (Bunny, Cat, or Teddy Bear)

104E-Working with Various Slips
Task 1: Create an Embroidery Slip
Task 2: Create a Silkie Slip
Task 3: Create a Beaded Slip

  There is no special supply list needed for this class. Standard sewing and embroidery supplies (as needed in prior classes) will be used. The need for some medium or heavy weight interfacing scraps and some thin felt/flannel scraps could require some shopping. 
The photos above are some of the techniques taught. The fox, bunny, and heart patterns are also in this course, along with other patterns as well. The mermaid silkie is an example of the over-stitching of hair...but you can use any printed image you want to try this technique.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Intermediate Courses ARE BACK - New Guidelines

I spent some time this morning going over my calendar and "mental list" of what needed to still be done this year. There should be enough time for an offering of the intermediate courses again...so I updated the course roster information under the FREE CQ CLASS tab. Here it is if you want to mark your calendar.
There are also some changes to "how" these will be done this year.
The Intermediate Courses should be taken in order, as that is how they were designed. One class "builds" on the previous one's instructions. However, if you want to skip a class...that is allowed, it is just not encouraged.
The dates for the Intermediate Courses are spaced so that you should be able to take them in order and have sufficient time to finish one before the next. But, if you don't...that's allowed as well...you'll just be taking two classes at the same time.
There is also an 'extra' ICQC-104 happening this month...it is for those students that finished the ICQC-103 last year...and still need this course. New intermediate students are not eligible for this course.
So, here is the updated calendar. The registration instructions for each course will post on shawkl.com during these specific timeframes.

Remaining 2016 Open Registrations for Basic Courses (BCQC): 

 18-20 May
13-15 July
14-16 September

  for Intermediate Courses (ICQC):

ICQC-101: Design and Piecing Various Blocks
26-28 April

ICQC-102: Changing Colors (Dying/Painting/Etc)
21-23 June

ICQC-103: Embroidery Motifs and Seams
23-25 August

ICQC-104: Motifs w/Fabrics and Threads
 4-6 October

ICQC-104: Motifs w/Fabrics and Threads
*Requires ICQC-103 Completion First
 13-15 April (This is for those students that finished ICQC-103 last year)
 Hoping you can find some time in your schedules for this year's session...since you have the dates in advance. Hugs,