Explore the swirling, spinning world of spiral mandala quilts. You will amazed to discover how easy it is to to design and sew these glorious kaleidoscopic quilts based on a variation of the Twisted Log Cabin block. We'll explore color and value, fabric choices, symmetry, flow forms, positive/negative space and more. As we get down to sewing spirals, you'll learn a few simple techniques that make paper-piecing easier and more fun than you ever imagined. By class end, you'll be able to see how the mandala will look, even if you have only part of it sewn.
This workshop is based on my book Magnificent Spiral Mandala Quilts, and it is required for the workshop. Copies are available for purchase in class (not included in the materials fee); you will be better prepared if you get and read a copy before class. A limited number of pre-selected fabric kits are available and must be pre-ordered. To order books, tools and kits before class, click here. All skill levels are welcome, as long as students are familiar with basic sewing techniques and come ready to stretch their horizons. :) The format of the class will vary depending on the number of days.
* IMPORTANT NOTE FOR PRESENTERS: A copy machine is required for this class. This can be a copier on-site provided by the presenter, or a copy shop close by that be reached within a few minutes. If neither is available, a low-cost printer/copier will be purchased and shipped to the workshop location.
Length: 2 or more days, depends on event
Project: Each student designs their own spiral mandala quilt, or work from a pre-designed kit
Skill Level: All levels
Prerequisites: Basic sewing skills
Fee: $800 per day
Materials Fee: $40 or less, depending on design (Important: see note about copier below)