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Eleanor Levie
"Stretch a Block" Workshop


January 9, 2012
12:30 pm -- 5:30 pm
 
Immanuel Lutheran Church
Cost is $25 which includes a hot lunch
Two very different options: The no-fail, follow-the-directions route or
Entirely-customize-for-an-original-design adventure.
Stretch a Block.......... Stretch your Creativity......... Stretch your Imagination
(for half-day workshop, no sewing machines necessary)

Eleanor Levie WorkshopDiscover the quilt designer and home decorator in YOU! You'll take a classic quilt block and learn how to "stretch" it, then design a table runner or skinny quilt around your new block. She will help you choose the perfect mix of fabrics for your original design, and customize it to fit your table, color scheme, room style or china pattern. You'll start in on cutting the patches and arranging the units so you can admire the effect. You fast workers may want your sewing machines so you can stitch up your stretched blocks...but it isn't necessary.

Supply List
  1. Dimensions of your dining table, mantel, end table, space on wall for a wall hanging, foot of bed, etc., for customizing your piece to the perfect size for where it will be displayed.
  2. A china plate, candlesticks or other item to coordinate with your design can be helpful.
  3. Pad and pencil along with camera, ideas you've kept, colors, anything that speaks to you for your design.
  4. Fabrics--Bring extra options and choices
    • One yard of a multi-color focal fabric you love, one with a print that works for the room, to use for large patches, spacers, borders, or even just the backing.
    • 1/4 yard or fat quarter each of subtly textured prints such as tone-on-tone, variegated/mottled, vines, geometrics, abstract, in colors to match your multi-color focal fabric and/or your accessory item; make sure you have light, medium and dark values.
    • Plus a striped fabric.
  5. Basic sewing supplies, pins, measuring tape/ruler(s).
  6. A pizza box to carry home your block.
Teacher will bring:
  1. Hand-outs and exercises for drafting.
  2. Copies of books, Skinny Quilts & Table Runners, I and II, to sell at discounted prices--only if desired; no obligation to purchase.
  3. Small amounts of felted wool, Woolfelt or felt for berries and leaves.
  4. Other books, embellishments and resources for your viewing enjoyment.

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