In our swag bag at Glamp Stitchalot, we received a coloured bracelet which determined which group we were in for classes. The green group was awesome, and luckily, there was only one paper piecing class on day one.
Our first class was with Monica Solorio-Snow -- Happy Zombie. The theme for her two rows was: Binge-Watch - "When all you want to do is binge-watch Netflix while making a quit about binge-watching." The Fast Forward row is 8 x 60 inches, and the Slow-Mo row is 4 x 60 inches.
We learned to use the EZ Quilting Flying Geese ruler. Amazing tool!! No wasted fabric, and the pieces sew together wonderfully. I finished both rows at Glamp.
Our next class was paper piecing with Penny Layman -- Sew Take a Hike. The mountain block is 7 x 8 inches finished; the tree block is 7.5 x 8 finished; and the star block is 4 x 4 inches finished.
I always have trouble figuring out where to place the fabric, so Penny showed me to fold the paper and fabric along the line next to be sewn. This gives a line on the back to help with fabric placement. This was a game changer and definitely helped me finish the mountain block. I started on the tree block, but I didn't finish any more blocks while at Glamp.
The final class of the day was curved piecing with Violet Craft. The Mod Pin Wheels row is 8 x 60 inches, and the Pieced Orange Peel Petals row is 4 x 60 inches.
Violet showed that the trick to curved piecing is very few pins -- just one pin at the beginning, one in the middle, and another at the end. She said the fabric knows where it wants to go, so let it. And it was true. It made sewing all the curves very easy, and I managed to get both rows sewn at Glamp.
I was a total fan girl and had my photo taken with the teachers.
Stay tuned for details on our day two classes.
This was an awesome event, and I'm looking forward to attending other quilting retreats in the future.