Quilt Show Workshops 2017

At the 2017 Superior Quilt Show, Mary Elizabeth Kinch will be our guest, teaching two workshops and the Trunk Show at the Quilt Show Banquet. The workshops will be held in the Cardinal Room at the CLE.

Mary Elizabeth Kinch, is a Canadian quilter, fabric designer, interior designer, and author of ‘Small Pieces, Spectacular Quilts’ and ‘Small Blocks, Stunning Quilts’. Her work is influenced by a deep respect for the quilting tradition, classic design training and a keen sense of design and colour. She likes to break the rules by stretching traditional boundaries and loves creating exciting quilts with small pieces and enticing quilting designs. www.MaryElizabethKinch.com. Workshop fee: $100 for members and $125 for non-members.

IMPROVISATIONAL COMPOSITIONS – Beginner to Advanced

Friday, April 28, 2017. 12 noon – 7:00 pm NEW TIME

Delve into the process of improvisational compositions in this fun and free-spirited class. Mary Elizabeth will guide you as you explore your creative potential. Using a “responsive conversational” approach, you will learn about the intuitive side of playing with colour, scale, proportion and balance. Students end the day with significant progress on a central composition that they will be itching to continue working on!

THE JOY OFSMALL PIECE SAMPLER – Intermediate to Advanced

Saturday April 29, 2017. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Jump in and experience the wonder of working with small pieces! Learn about the secrets to success in working with these tiny morsels, including tips, tools, and “batchwork patchwork” – all helpful skills that will translate to other projects. And learn how to do a knife edge binding – one of Mary Elizabeth’s favourites! These persuasively addictive blocks will capture your heart and before you are finished you will be dreaming of your next small pieces project! There is an additional pattern fee of $10.00, pattern to be purchased at the workshop.