Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Registration open now for the Minnesota Quilters Quilt Show & Conference!

Are you from the Minnesota area? Then I bet you're dying to think about summertime right about now, the nice warm sun and not a drop of snow to be seen for I right? The Minnesota Quilters are gearing up for their 36th annual show and conference this summer, and I'm super honored to be a faculty member for the event! Registration is open now and you can read the full show program right here to plan out your workshops and such.

I'm teaching three classes at the show, all of which are super reasonably priced for an all-day workshop, and they're going to be a ton of fun! Here's the details on what I'm teaching...

Thursday T04D - Discover the Joy of Paper Piecing, an all-day workshop where we'll be working on foundation paper piecing. I love teaching paper piecing, it’s such a fun thing to do in a group! We'll be making a Lucky Stars mini quilt using four Lucky Stars blocks and talking a lot about tips and tricks for easier paper piecing as well as for plotting out your color and fabric selections for maximum wow...
Friday F04D - Tame the Scraps, an all day scrap workshop where we'll discuss scrap storage solutions, ideas for putting your treasured scraps to work, and work on making a Rainbow Cakes scrap quilt, as featured in my book, Becoming a Confident Quilter. Rainbow Cakes is a great quilt to make as a quilters’ memory quilt, using bits and pieces of the many quilts you’ve made, all together in one harmonious quilt. This is a really fun quilt that can look quite different, depending on the plan of scrap attack you choose to work with...

Saturday S04D - Cutting with Confidence: The Monterey Square Workshop, where we'll work on the cover quilt from my book, Becoming a Confident Quilter. This quilt is near and dear to my heart for a lot of reasons, the biggest reason being that it's the first quilt I made for that book! In that quilt, I used one of my favorite fabric lines ever, Heirloom by Joel Dewberry. It was a challenge to find the right quilt pattern for that fabric line, as the prints are quite large and difficult to chop up. Monterey Square is perfect for those large scale florals and paisleys and such that have been waiting for the right project. Here's a couple of other alternative ideas for how this quilt can look. I'm totally planning to work on the sorbet low-volume version very soon!

If you're in the area or looking for something quilty and fun to go to this summer, I sure hope you'll think about registering! I'd love to see you in one of my workshops, they're going to be a lot of fun!! If you're already registered, tell me about it, I'd love to place a virtual name with a face when I meet you in person :)


  1. Looks like it will be tons of fun!

  2. Love the Rainbow Cake Pattern - Scraps here I come !!

  3. I signed up today for your paper piecing class! Very excited to meet you and learn how to paper piece! There were less than 10 spots available when I registered. Popular class!

  4. Omg! Rainbow cakes remind me of jelly salads!

  5. The scrap cakes look delicious. mmm


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