Category Archives: Classes

I’m teaching Circular Squares on June 9th!

Circular Squares and Rectangles Improv Quilt Class At Hello Stitch Studio on June 9, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 1708 University Ave, Berkeley, CA  Sign up at www.hellostitchstudio.com or (510) 982-6549 This class explores curved piecing in both square and rectangular … Continue reading

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Shibori, felting and fulling class

Last weekend I took an EBHQ workshop with Yoshiko Wada. Here is a photo of some of our experiments. Above is master shibori artist Yoshiko Wada showing us how to brew natural indigo and demonstrating shibori. Since shibori is a … Continue reading

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I’m teaching how to make Cathedral Window quilts this Sunday!

Three Ways to Make a Cathedral Window Quilt Sun, Mar 24 Mar 24, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Hello Stitch Studio, 1708 University Ave, Berkeley www.hellostitchstudio.com [510] 982-6549 | hello@hellostitchstudio.com   Cathedral Window is a beautifully intricate quilt block pattern. Traditionally … Continue reading

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Last quilt finished in 2018

This quilt, titled Inspired By Sujata, was the last quilt I finished in 2018. I just realized I never posted a photo of it. I started it in Sujata Shah’s EBHQ class. I started laying it out on a design wall in … Continue reading

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Photos from my wonky log cabin class

  Here are wonky log cabin blocks by my students on Sunday, at HelloStitch. I had 5 students, but can only find 4 photos on my phone. My apologies to the one I left out.  

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Printing and painting on fabric

Last Monday I took Deborah Boschert’s EBHQ workshop on printing, stamping, and stenciling on fabric. Below are some of my experiments: This one is handwritten with a Micron pen, and a stamp I made from “fun foam” attached to a piece of … Continue reading

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Serging with silk

I gave up ironing the silk. I took it to HelloStitch and used their serger to hem it. The serger is a fancy sewing machine that cuts off the edge and sews sort of a blanket stitch around the edge. This … Continue reading

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I took 2 classes with Maria Shell

I took two workshops with Maria Shell. Linear Blocks and Kitchen Sink Quilting. The finished top above is from Kitchen Sink Quilting. I took a pile of blocks I made in Sujata Shaw’s EBHQ class and/or from her book, and … Continue reading

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Jelly prints

Last month’s EBHQ workshop was jelly printing with Lisa Thorpe. I took a few real ginkgo leaves to print with, rather than using her stencils. She also had a couple combs that I used, as you can see above. We … Continue reading

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I didn’t need a new project…

Today I went to the Social Justice Sewing Academy to help with an embroidery class for teens. They had lots of help, so mostly I sat and embroidered one of the fabric collages that kids had glued. They get volunteers … Continue reading

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