Amy Friend Workshop Saturday October 21, 2017

Our Amy Friend Workshop is just around the corner. Here is a reminder of some important information:

Date- Saturday Oct 21, 2017

Where – Chesterfield Senior Center

Time – 10 am to 5 pm

Lunch – “Make your own sandwich”; cold cuts, humus,chips etc with cold drinks will be provided. (included in workshop fee)

Supply List for Improvisational Paper Piecing Workshop with Amy Friend of

Exploring a new, modern approach to paper pieced quilt design, students will design their own block patterns and consider possible quilt layouts for their blocks. We will focus on one of the three sections from Amy’s Improvisational Paper Piecing: A Modern Approach to Quilt Designs. Students will work with shapes of their choosing and break up the space with exaggerated, skewed lines to create unexpected designs with an improvisational feel.

Materials Fee: Improvisational Paper Piecing will be available at a discount for those who are interested. ($23—cash, credit card)


20 sheets copy paper


Colored Pencils or markers (optional but helpful if you have a hard time picturing things)

Pencil sharpener


Ruler—at least 12” long

Sewing Machine

90/14 Sewing Machine Needle (Superior Titanium Coated Topstitch Needle recommended)

Thread for project (Aurifil Cotton 50wt recommended)

Pins (Clover Flower Head pins recommend)

Fabric Scissors

Paper Scissors

Rotary Cutter

Cutting Mat

Assortment of solids or tonal prints, approximately ½ yard each of 6 fabrics in a cohesive palette

Tips: Have one fabric in mind for your background fabric. Solids or very small scale prints are most successful. Think about the blocks made in this class as your test blocks so don’t worry about having enough for a quilt. The goal is to design a block, sew it, and come up with a layout plan by the end of class. You can modify your fabric selections later to reflect your plan. So, don’t stress too much about the fabrics.

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