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Courthouse Colour Play with Krista Hennebury @poppyprint (Online Interactive via Zoom)

Explore the possibilities of colour expression and free-cutting while you create this wonky, nested Courthouse Step quilt (reminiscent of paper lanterns) in your own personal colour story. We’ll work intuitively from the centre out, creating a dynamic quilt with loads of personality. There will be no squaring up with this one -- instead Krista will show you how to “build out”, finding the fit between adjacent blocks and using up all of our scraps in the process. As in all of her workshops, Krista will share loads of tips while encouraging all students to find confidence in new techniques that will inform their pursuit of designing original quilts. Put your traditional quilting skills to work and explore improvisational design and piecing in a fun, supportive environment.

Quilt size: wall hanging to lap size depending on the amount of fabric you start with. A collection of 18-25 F8's for wall hanging or 18-25 FQ's for large lap to single size (solids or reads-as-solids) plus 1 FQ contrast colour for block centres is recommended. Watergirl Quilt Co. would love to kit this for you from our great selection of Northcott Colorworks Solids or our 11 collections of Blender Fabrics.

Class time: 4 hours 

Skill Level: intermediate
Skill Details: Intermediate or Confident Beginner.
Materials Included: Electronic copy of course handouts.
Requirements: A collection of 18-25 F8's for wall hanging or 18-25 FQ's for large lap to single size (solids or reads-as-solids) plus 1 FQ contrast colour for block centres is recommended. Choose a colour that inspires you! Let us help you pull your fabrics together. Optional fabric: 1/2 yard of white or black fabric to add mini-borders or accents) A design wall. This can be a flannel backed table cloth pinned to your wall or laid on your floor or a twin size quilt batting works well too. You will want to be able to play with your fabric arrangement. Sewing machine, rotary cutter and mat, a new blade, neutral piecing thread and rulers (you do not need all of these but a smaller one and a larger one are helpful: 1" x 6" ruler, 6" x 12" ruler, 6" x 24" ruler and a 6" square ruler). An electronic device or computer with a camera and microphone and have downloaded the Zoom App in advance.
Instructor Bio: Vancouver quilter Krista Hennebury, aka. Poppyprint, is known in the quilting community as a teacher, designer, retreat host and improv quilting enthusiast. A geologist by training but quilter by choice, Krista lives, sews, walks, bakes, takes photos and loves life in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Author of popular pattern book, "Make It, Take It", her blog Poppyprint Creates is a go-to place for tips and tutorials, as well as many photo journals from her trips to teach quilting classes in remote places like Alaska, Inuvik (in the Canadian Arctic!), and Sweden. Her enthusiasm for quilting is contagious! Krista believes in supporting people who have a desire to connect and create! Testimonials about Krista's teaching: "Thank you so much Krista for taking the fear out of improv cutting and piecing!" -Linda, @myquilts "Hands down the best patchwork course I've ever been on. Krista is so organized and patient. I can't believe how much I learned in one day" -Rachel, LondonMQG (UK)
Includes electronic handouts from the instructor. No pattern required.

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