Basic Courses

 Basics - The best place to begin!

Basic Crazy Quilt Course-(BCQC-101):

This is the first course you need to take.  Handouts in this course will be used in the following courses as well. The course covers critical design principles; how to use templates to achieve uniformly aligned and spaced embroidery; creating some frequently used fiber embroidery stitches for crazy quilt projects; and creating flowers using common silk ribbon embroidery stitches. This is a “controlled” class with very specific guidelines for construction of a quilt block suitable for embellishing that allows identification of “problem areas” you will undoubtedly encounter when you are working on projects independently. There is a supply list for this course, but items should most likely be in your own stash already…possibly except for the silk ribbon. 

        1.       Supply List

        2.       Form & Function

        3.       Hoops

        4.        Design Principles

        5a.      Block Pattern

        5b.      Constructing the Block

        6.        Planning the Embellishing

        7.        Stitch Templates

        8.        Shape Templates

        9.        Combination & Special Stitches

        10a.    Pansy/Violet Silk Ribbon Embroidery (SRE) Flowers

        10b.    SRE Basics

        11.    Woven & Fargo Roses

        12.    Iris, Tulip & Hyacinth Flowers

        13.    Beads, Baubles & Accents

 Basic Crazy Quilt Course-(BCQC-102): 

This course builds on the skills and concepts learned in the BCQC-101 module. Rather than a controlled class; this module leads participants through the creation of a block where students have the decision-making authority. The first half of the course is dedicated to "color" and covers all the thinking process that should happen when working with color. The second half of the course is the creation of a crazy quilt block working layer by layer to build the embellishing. If you are comfortable in your crazy quilting endeavors and understand color selection guidelines; it is fine to skip this course.

        1.     Planning for Color

        2.     Impact of Color Choices

        3.     Reading the Color Wheel

        4.      Color Mixing

        5.      Color Play

        6.      Fast Color Selection

        7a.    Flip'n'Sew Piecing Method 

        7b.    Flip'n'Sew Tutorial

        8.      Lace & Trims

        9.      Seams

        10.    Silk Ribbon Flowers

        11.    Beads & Baubles


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