Using only paper and pencils - no computers required! - I will walk students through a series of worksheet exercises that mimic the programming language
I use to generate my quilt patterns. By using controlled elements in a random way, each participant will end up with a unique quilt pattern layout - no two Chaos Quilts are the same!
As a group, we’ll discuss design flow and tweak our individual layouts. Then we’ll cut fabrics and work on piecing our designs, using provided block-building instructions. At the end of the class, each participant will leave with her/his own random geometric quilt design and will have the knowledge required to complete the project at home.
Using a series of worksheets and fun exercises (not the sweaty kind!), we’ll be drafting random quilt designs in class, then planning how to bring them to life. After we've drafted our quilts, we will play around with fabric choices and options. Since we are not sewing during this class but will be making fabric decisions, you have the option to bring some fabrics in from home to plan your quilt. We can also take a tour around the shop to pick our fabrics.
We suggest you begin with 5-10 different quilting fabric prints and 1/2 yard or larger pieces to make sure you have enough to design with.
Colored penciles or colored markers – we’ll use these to color our quilt designs
Eraser and small ruler for drafting sketches
Notebook for making notes