“Ain’t Technology Grand?” This program looks at the incredibly powerful quilt designing software, EQ7 by the Electric Quilt Co. A Powerpoint lecture explores the many things this software program can do, and the ways it can assist quilters (with little or no computer experience) to design quilts, quilt blocks, explore fabric and setting ideas, and create instructions for making original quilts. A virtual trunk show is included in the presentaiton along with a number of actual quilts designed on EQ7. [60 minutes] A half day or full day workshop is also available.
This program looks at the history of the hexagon shape in quilts, its incredible variety, and the versatility of this wonderful traditional pattern. A trunk show of Reeze’s large collection of of historical and contemporary hexagon and grandmother’s flower garden quils will never have you looking at this pattern in quite the same way again. Handouts and patterns are provided along with a list of resources for quilters who would like to reporduce some of these vintage quilts using today’s fast and easy techniques and materials. [60 minutes]
“I’m just not good with color” is a common refrain heard in guilds and quilt shops. But with a little color confidence any quilter can become a color whiz. This entertaining program explores basic color theory from the quilter’s perspective and shows how to develop color confidence drawing on your own instincts, intuition, and preferences. The program includes a virtual quilt show & Power Point presentation along with a trunk show of quilts illustrating basic color concepts. It is a fun and interactive program. A half day Color Confidence workshop is also available. [60 minutes]
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Competent Communication for Quilting Professionals, Guild Leaders, Shop Owners, Teachers and Anyone else who Communicates about Quilting.
This top 10 list of communication do’s and don’ts will provide strategies to improve your relationships with quilters, clients, teachers, students, shop owner, and customers. Combining your knowledge and skill as a quilter and a few good communication strategies can make all the difference in how effective your guild, shop, or class can run. Reeze draws on her 30 years as a college Speech Professor as well as her years as a quilter and teacher to provide an hour of sound advice in “how to get along.” Audience members are invited to share their experiences and advice as well. This program is fun and interactive. [45 minutes]
Inspiration is in the Air!
This is a new program in 2011-12 which demonstrates the suprising places and things that produce inspiration for quilts. From the tile on floors in public restrooms to architectural details to the flower garden in your yard, quilt inspiration is literally in the air. This highly entertaining talk includes a Power Point presentation featuring a wide variety of inspiration sources and the quilts that resulted from them. An interactive segment in the talk gets the audience involved in the design process with some unexpected inspiration sources! [50 minutes.]
Odd Blocks: Settings that Rock!
This interactive lecture/workshop includes a Power Point presentation showing lots of examples of settings using blocks of various sizes or in unusual settings. Block sets are put on a design wall and participants are asked to help devise new and clever ways to set them. Everyone gets a set of paper “odd blocks” to play with while we discuss the principles of composition and setting techniques. This is a one-of-a-kind presentation which will having you looking at blocks differently than you have in the past. Fun and fast-paced. [60 minutes]
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