Last Fall I attended Utah Quilt Guild’s Quilt Fest and went to a lecture called Off the Path by Sharon Wright. I found it very inspiring and talked to Jerri Colorado West Quilt Guild’s program chair and they are bringing her here in March. Her lecture which is at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, March 9th at the First Christian Church (by Sherwood Park). The program is first and starts promptly at 7:00. If you’re not a member it would be a $3 guest fee.
Her workshop which is from 9-4 the following day March 10th is only $25 for a full day class and includes a potluck lunch. I have taken multiple classes from Sharon and she’s an excellent teacher. She’s very creative and I find her work very inspiring. I would love it if any or all or you could or would take the class with me. If you are interested, get ahold of me or Jerri to sign up for the class, or just come to the lecture. You won't be disappointed!
Here is a description of the workshop:
The basic block for this Great Beginnings class is very simple. What makes this class so fun is that after you have mastered the basic block, the setting possibilities are endless. In the class, we will master the block and how it goes together to make a great design. Then, in the afternoon, we will discuss design possibilities for unique and beautiful settings and will practice designing our own beautiful appliqué strips for putting the blocks together. The morning will be learning the block. The afternoon will be design and technique. This is my go-to design whenever I need a great wedding, baby, thank-you, or sister gift because of the many levels and possibilities. If you aren't sure what fabrics to choose, bring a little stack of fat quarters and a neutral "cornerstone" fabric and we'll go from there.
Here is a description of the lecture:
Anyone can follow a pattern! This class is for those creative adventurers who want to take their quilts to a higher level by jumping off the beaten path. As Sharon Wright shows her award-winning quilts (and some that really weren't), she will describe her creative meandering and pull you out of the quilting doldrums. You will leave this lecture with dozens of techniques, tricks, ideas, examples, and the motivation to take your next quilt off the path. Bring your camera and one of your favorite quilts to show.
Have a Happy Quilting Day!!