April 15, 2024

Garden of Quilts 2024

I'm happy to share that I will be teaching at Garden of Quilts this September 11-14 in Lehi, Utah. I've been to this event twice before and it is always a wonderful few days full of quilts, friends, and fun! Here are the three classes I'll be teaching. I don't plan to be a part of any other events, but I do hope to see you all in the gardens! I think I'll also purchase a ticket to the tea party :) All of the events and classes opened for registration today, and I've provided links to mine. 

Before we dive into classes, one important note/change this year is that Garden of Quilts will not be providing kits on site. That means you can bring your own, or purchase one from the teacher ahead of time and have it shipped to you. I'll provide details on each class regarding whether or not I'm providing kits. Another important note is that the quilts are only on display in the gardens on Friday and Saturday! Ok on to the classes. 

Wednesday 2PM to 5PM- Baby Basket

This is a fast, relatively east quilt, perfect for the advanced beginner. A confident sewist could finish this quilt top during class time no problem. For the more tentative, I'm there to help you conquer strip piecing, blocks on point, and borders. This makes a fantastic baby gift and works well in just about any fabric line. Here are a few I've made over the years. 

I don't plan on providing any kits for this one. You only need half of a Jelly Roll or Rolie Polie for the prints. You can find the fabric requirements and pattern for this one here- Baby Basket Quilt. I'd recommend a fabric line that doesn't have a lot of low volume prints. Or you can cut your own! It's just 18 2.5" strips. 

I have to show you the back of this quilt since many people love it more than the front, haha! I used the leftover cutoff scraps, as well as two of the low volume prints I omitted, to make a pieced backing. It's very sweet. 

Here's one I made as a gift for a friend's baby. The pattern lends itself well to any kind of a color palette. 

Thursday 2PM to 5PM- Scrappy Trip Party

This is going to be a choose-your-own-adventure kind of a deal where whatever Scrappy Trip you're dreaming up, I'm there to help you start it. I'll show you the method used to make the blocks, no matter the look you're going for, whether that be accent lines, checkerboard style, background colors, rainbow, you name it! I'm very passionate about this pattern and I can't wait to see what you'll make! You can gather inspiration for your own version at #wwscrappytrip on IG. I'm putting together a document that has all the different fabric requirements for different versions. Here are some of the options. 

Two Jelly Rolls in the simplest way to go. You can do one print and one white (or background of your choice) for a checkerboard effect. Or, you can use two Jelly Rolls of prints, doubling up on the same fabric line, or choose two coordinating fabric line. Using two lines by the same designer is a great option. 

You can make things more complicated for yourself by adding an accent diagonal. It's not too bad, I promise! On this version, I did a Bee Lori Jelly Roll with yellow background yardage, and a white accent line. 

I will be selling some kits for this which will be ready for purchase in May. It's a checkerboard style with all Ruby Star prints, and either a black dot on white background, or plain white. It's very cute! You can also make this quilt with fat quarters and scraps, as long as your 2.5" strips are at least 20" long. 

Friday 2PM to 5PM- Crochet Scallop Trim Pillow

Here we'll go over the steps to creating a darling little length of scallop crochet stitches, and then how to sew them into a pillow! I've already sold two rounds of kits for this- Valentine and Easter themed. I may have more spring kits in a week or two, we'll see how I end up with supplies after shipping the last round. The pattern for this one will be emailed to everyone who registers. I will have helpers with me there who know how to crochet this stitch so I feel confident we will be able to get everyone going on this. 

I know it can be tricky to arrange travel to Utah for some of us, but this is a bucket list event for quilters for sure. I hope to support it many more times over the years, there's something so magical about the quilts in the gardens and the camaraderie of being with fellow quilt lovers. Hope to see you there!

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