Learn English Paper Piecing
I'll Be Teaching March 20 Class Via Zoom
for The Stitchin' Den in Estes Park
When I heard Alex Anderson speak a few years ago, I was impressed at how many shout outs she gave to fellow quiltmakers. As a quilter, I am indebted to many others. I expect to be giving a lot of shout outs in this blog.
Cheryl See's award-winning "Star Struck."
My first goes to Cheryl See — https://www.facebook.com/CSeesQuilts/. As I prepare to teach English Paper Piecing 101 at The Stitchin' Den in Estes Park, Colorado, Cheryl is on my mind. I took my first EPP class with her when she was teaching for Colorado Quilting Council. I loved her teaching style. She taught us multiple ways to prepare hexagons (hexies) for a grandmother's flower garden then shared two ways to join the hexies so each person in the workshop could discover her favorite methods.
From left, a grandmother's flower garden, a layered grandmother's flower garden and a pieced grandmother's flower garden — all techniques that will be introduced
in my English Paper Piecing 101 class.
With Cheryl's permission, I adapted her teaching method adding a few more ways to prepare hexies as I learned them and a third way of joining them. It's always fun to see which methods my students like best, and there's always a variety of what they like. My preferences? I can't tell you. I don't let my students know until the end of class. I never want to sway them with my choices or quote me as saying one method is best. If you want to know if I prefer thread, glue or starch basting of my hexies, you'll have to sign up for class — https://thestitchinden.com/collections/current-classes/products/introduction-to-english-paper-piecing-class.
The class will be from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time Saturday, March 20. It will be via Zoom so you can join from your home wherever you live.