Follow your interests to develop skills for  designing your own modern quilts. Julie red arcHaddrick provides many starting points; quick, easy art exercises that encourage playful idea generation and original Make-it-Modern-Designing-5thinking. Use unique colour choices, original photos, collage, sketching and learn different ways to develop your own new designs


Students will bring simple tools and materials, no preconceptions and a willingness to explore. Using samples and swatches from day one, students will piece and or applique and quilt using their own designs and favourite techniques.Make-it-Modern-Designing-4 Julie will be demonstrating machine improvisational piecing using low volume background fabrics with high contrasting and graphically bold designs. Eg chair, cross designs. See above.  Students may use any preferred construction techniques.

Modern quilting includes, but is not restricted to being; the use of bold colours and prints, high contrast and graphic areas of solid colour, improvisational piecing, minimalism, expansive negative space, and alternate grid work. Make-it-Modern-Designing-3 Julie will focus on the particular elements; Idea generation, Scale negative space, and alternate grid work.  Julie will focus on the particular elements; Idea generation, Scale, Colour, Stitch and lead each student into new directions.