Free pattern for this Stars and Stripes quilt (designed by Lynne and made from the most beautiful fabric line – Indigo Crossing by Minnick and Simpson for Moda) coming soon to the Fat Quarterly blog.
Feel free to say how much you like this quilt as I am very proud of it. It makes me feel like I’m a cowboy living in the Wild West corralling and lasso-ing livestock and singing country songs.
Do you fancy taking part in our Design Challenges?
If you’re interested email us at email@example.com.
Issue 13 is out now!
Find out more here!
If you are a subscriber all you need do to access your copy of the issue is log into your account. The links to the issue will be listed under “Your Issues”.
We have had many fantastic contributors to Fat Quarterly but are always looking for new contributors or for more contributions from previous contributors. What do we need from you? We need you to be able to design your own project from scratch. It might be a quilt, a pillow, a table runner, a bag or any other quilty item. We need you to be able to calculate yardage requirements for the whole project and write up a pattern. And finally we need you to be able to take good final photos of the finished project. You also need to be able to provide in-progress shots or diagrams showing how the projects is made.
The next two issues are themed “Summer” and “Christmas” and we’d love you to get your thinking caps on and come up with proposals. If there is a new or upcoming fabric line out there that you’d love to work with, we may be able to get hold of it for you.
If you are interested, please email Lynne@fatquarterly.com and include a photo of at least one project you have made and designed yourself. We can either add you to our list of contributors to approach for future projects or you could at the same time put in a proposal for one or our upcoming issues. I look forward to hearing from you!
Now that all the class information has been posted we will be sending out emails to all retreat participants with a link to sign up to the classes of your choice.
Class sign up is not done on a first come first served basis. We try and consider everybody’s preferences when time tabling classes to try and accomodate as many first picks as possible. That being said we will give preference to those bringing their own machines for all the 3 hour workshops that require sewing machines.
Just in case you have forgotten, these are the classes on offer this year at the retreat:
3 Hour Workshops
Improv – Lucie Summers
Precision Piecing – lynne Goldsworthy
Portholes – Lucie Summers
Embroidery – John Adams
Spring Carnival EPP Pillow – Katy Jones
Cathedral Windows – Brioni Greenberg
Photography – Judith Dahmen
x&+ Flexi Frame Purse – Tacha Bruecher
Read Between the Lines PP block – Julianna Gasiorowska and Joanna Wilczynska
PJ Pants – Kerry Green
Free Motion Quilting – Trudi Wood
Crochet Flower Pillow – Laura Taylor
For more information visit:
Table Top Sessions
Triangle City EPP – Katy Jones
Curved EPP – Julianna Gasiorowska and Joanna Wilczynska
Carving Rubber Stamps – Tacha Bruecher
Photography – Judith Dahmen
Trapunto – Ruth Singer
Hand Quilting – Lucie Summers
Creating a Blog – John Adams
Bag Charm – Brioni Greenberg
Touchdraw – Lynne Goldsworthy
Needleturn Applique – Mandy Noble
Hand quilting – Mandy Noble
Granny Squares Crochet – Laura Taylor
Free Motion Quilting Design – Trudi Wood
Fantasy Fabric Shop – Kerry Green
For more information visit:
verykerryberry on Flickr
@verykb on Twitter
Fantasy Fabric Shop by Kerry Green (Table Top session)
The ultimate fantasy for the fabric lover, imagine you have your own fabric store and you need to display a range of fabrics to tempt the eye, this workshop is all about fabric and colour. Annie from Village Haberdashery is providing a huge selection of fabrics for us to work with and we will be putting bundles together using a range of techniques from a colour wheel to story telling.
If you struggle bringing different fabrics together combining colours, prints or creating a ‘look’ this is the workshop for you. You can create your perfect bundle, bring fabrics from home that you struggle to work with and we can trouble shoot any specific requests. I will set a series of bundle challenges to bring a range of fabrics together in different ways. There will lots of opportunity to buy fabrics at the retreat including bundles that you make in this workshop.
P J Pants by Kerry Green (3 hour Workshop with machines)
If you have always wanted to sew a garment but were too nervous to try, this is the class for you. The pyjama bottoms are made with one main pattern piece. We will be using an easy Simplicity pattern with which is available free to download as a PDF or is widely available to buy as a tissue paper pattern. The pattern is sized XS to XL and is suitable for tween/teenage children, women and men.
I will be showing you how to follow a clothing pattern including alterations to leg length, the option to add contrast cuffs to the hem and an alternative waist finish with an elasticised back and a drawstring front. You can trace the pattern in your size and bring to class or do the whole process- trace, alter, cut and sew in class. The aim is to make PJs from start to finish in class!
Not long to the retreat now and I am sure all of you who are coming cannot wait to sign up for classes and get together all the bits and pieces you will need. We have been working hard behind the scenes to offer a mix of different classes whilst still trying to make sure that we all have time to chat and just hang out over the retreat weekend.
Over the next couple of weeks we will be posting more information about each of the classes. Keep your eyes peeled since once we have posted all the class details we will send out a link to every retreat attendee to sign up for classes.
So without furthermore ado let us begin!
Lynne @ Lilys Quilts on Flickr
Touchdraw for iPad by Lynne Goldsworthy (Table Top session)
Learn how to use Touchdraw (a very reasonably priced vector graphics app for iPad) to make buttons, design quilts and blocks, calculate block measurements, re-size blocks and draw up quilt block templates.
Precision Piecing by Lynne Goldsworthy (3 hour Workshop with machines)
Learn how to improve the precision of your piecing. We will be making two class sample blocks and covering cutting, accurate seam allowances, 4-patches, 9-patches, half square triangles, quarter square triangles and economy patches as well as piecing this all together into the 2 sample blocks.
Issue 12 of Fat Quarterly – Pre-Cuts - is out now.
Ever wondered what to make with those layer cakes, jelly rolls, charm packs, F8 and FQ packs you couldn’t resist?
Well this issue will give you lots of ideas from the more complex.
Would you like a challenge? In the next issue of Fat Quarterly, we thought we would celebrate the way modern quilters love to dig out traditional blocks and give them a fresh, new twist. Like this Friendship Block pillow made by Kerry.
So here’s the challenge: go and find a traditional block, maybe design a variation on a traditional block or even design a brand new block that has a traditional feel. Like this pillow made by Katy from the Spring Carnival Block.
Let us know which block you have in mind and give us a rough idea of the fabrics you would make it up in. We will then pick 10 of those to be featured in the next issue of Fat Quarterly. Another example is the Schoenrock Cross block made by Leila.
What we will need from you, by end March, is a photo of the finished block or project (if you make, for example a pillow from the block) and a short “how-to” of how to make it. That could include step by step photos or graphic diagrams but should not be longer than about half a page so not too much detail. And finally how about this pillow made by Tacha.
Turn to page 2 of Issue 11 to find the coupon code for 15% off your purchase from the Pink castle Fabrics.
Turn to page 3 of Issue 11 to find the coupon code for 10% off purchases over $50 from Sew Amelia’s Garden.
Turn to page 3 of Issue 11 to find the coupon code for 20% off your purchase from Contemporary Cloth.