Today's post is about the workshops I attended.
EQ8 for Beginners - Cheryl Brickey (Meadow Mist Designs)
I have had EQ8 for over a year, but really didn't have an idea how to use it correctly. Cheryl was an awesome instructor, and I learned a lot. If you want to learn EQ8, I highly recommend her workshop.
I've already designed a small quilt. I wanted to try something simple to practice using the features I learned from Cheryl. I've printed off both rotary cutting instructions and paper piecing templates.
1 Curve, 100s of Ideas - Jen Carlton Bailey (Betty Crocker Ass)
I purchased Jen's curve template set, and they are a great tool. We learned both a single and double curve.
We also learned a double curve (but not following the path of the previous curve) and a half circle.
And then Jen showed us how to make a full circle. Another workshop I highly recommend.
Block Printing on Fabric - Pantera Saint-Montaigne (Brooklyn Mojo)
The hardest part of this workshop was creating a design. I love block printing!!
I sacrificed my pencil (sorry eraser) to add a centre to my flowers. And yet another workshop that I recommend.
High Contrast Hand Quilting - Riane Menardi Morrison (Riane Elise)
I think I'm starting to like hand piecing/quilting. Oh my...did I say that?? LOL This was another great workshop.
I have finished all the lines I marked, but I'm going to add something extra between the lines.
With the exception of my laptop for the EQ8 workshop, I didn't need to bring a lot of supplies for my workshops. When travelling a long distance with only one checked bag, it was a relief not to have to bring a lot of stuff. I will definitely keep this in mind when selecting workshops in the future.
Thanks to the Modern Quilt Guild for hosting such a great event. Also great thanks to the many volunteers who make this event happen.