Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Value, Contrast, and Transparency Workshops from Modern Quilt Relish

Marny here...our two upcoming January workshops for the Des Moines Area Quilt Guild have us excited!

The first one, a Value and Contrast Workshop
will be held on Wednesday January 27th from 9-4.

We plan to discuss how value and contrast play a key role in our modern aesthetic. The full day workshop will be spent exploring properties of value, balance and negative space. Following two block recipes from our book, Quilts du Jour, we’ll analyze choices and create placement strategies with both solid and print fabrics in 3 projects.  First, Crudites blocks in a runner, second, Salsa blocks in a pillow top, and third, using prints to make Salsa blocks for a baby quilt. New alternative (bonus) settings to complete the in class block/table runner projects included in the workshop!

The second workshop focuses on Color and Value Transparencies
It will take place Thursday, January 28th from 9-4. 

Transparency often delivers a taste of the unexpected. It gives added dimension and sophistication to your designs. We plan to discuss color and value transparencies and how they apply to modern graphics and fabrics. We’ll illustrate transparency both within a block and how to create implied overlaps/intersections in quilt design.  

Following two block recipes in Quilts du Jour, we’ll analyze choices and create placement strategies with solid fabrics. The goal is to finish a table square (Crispy Wonton block) and a pillow top (Sushi block)!

Hope to see some of you nearby DMAQG members in the workshops!! We'd love to bring these workshops/lectures to other guilds and shops. Let us know if you're interested!

Till Tuesday... 

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