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Columbia Quilt with Ponderosa Creative

The Columbia Quilt is a strikingly minimal quilt pattern featuring improv-pieced arrows and negative space. Join fellow sewists and quilters for this three-hour class; instructed by experienced quilter and pattern designer Paige Anderson of Ponderosa Creative. You'll learn two methods of improv-piecing, how to construct half-square triangles, how to measure large pieces of fabric accurately to create crisp and accurate negative space fields, and how to avoid wonky alignment on large blocks. We will also go over the tone and color principles of aesthetically pleasing improv-piecing. Columbia Quilt is a large throw, but can be made into a baby quilt with less negative space. The class includes a take home copy of the pattern.

Fabric Requirements for class: 
3 yards solid background fabric
12 coordinating fat quarters OR equivalent in scraps 2" or wider OR 3 yards of coordinating fabric
Fabric Requirements for the pattern: 
3 yards solid background fabric
1/2 yard binding fabric 
12 coordinating fat quarters OR equivalent in scraps 2" or wider OR 3 yards of coordinating fabric
3.5 yards backing fabric
70" x 80" batting 

*You may bring your own fabric or purchase fabric prior to class. *Please arrive early if you will be selecting fabric at the shop
What to bring: Wyldwood Creative has a minimal selection of tools for use, students are encouraged to bring their preferred tools and supplies
-small cutting mat
-mini ironing board or pressing mat
-sewing machine + accessories (seam ripper, snips, needles, thread, etc)
-starch spray
-required fabric if not purchasing at the shop

Wyldwood Creative will have the following available for in class use: 

18"X24" cutting mat
6"X24" ruler
Olfa rotary cutter
Bernette b77 sewing machine
Iron + standing ironing board (shared with other students, consider bringing your own)

Fabric selection notes: Your background fabric and scraps should contrast, yet coordinate for maximum effect. In the sample, most colors are contrasting except for a few-- this gives a blended look between the arrows and background. Solid or low volume fabrics are most suitable for this pattern. 

You will learn the techniques needed to make the Columbia Quilt Pattern in this class. Instruction will be provided for 3 hours. Students are welcome to stay until 5pm to continue working on their project or they may finish it at home.

Class will be held on February 16th from 11 am - 2pm. Light snacks and drinks will be provided.

*cancellations must be made 72 hrs in advance, late cancellations and no shows will forfeit their class fee. 

Skill Level: beginner
Skill Details: Students should have prior sewing knowledge and some familiarity with quilting.
Instructor: Paige Anderson
Instructor Bio: Hi! I'm Paige! I'm a home goods maker + graphic designer + creative supply curator based in Olympia, Washington. I pull from my formal education in the environmental field to create visually stunning textile work with an emphasis on repurposed, thrifted, salvaged, and hand-dyed fabrics. I design quilt patterns, teach workshops, run a creative process blog, make quilted goods, hand-dye fabric, upcycle clothing, and produce ponderosa thread gloss. My work is carried in stores in the United States and Canada, and I ship internationally from my online store. My family emigrated to the northwest from Northern Europe, sometime. I'm drawn to the clean lines and minimalism of scandinavian home decor, and the earthy + vibrant color palettes of my grandparent's daily views as fisherpeople + loggers + handiworkers. My work constantly nods to these influences while bringing the "at-home" work of my female ancestors + living relatives into the forefront of the arts scene, bringing quilting out of the shadows of "women's work" and into the mainstream. I primarily work with cotton fabric to create minimalist, visually stunning quilts. Each step of the process is completed by me, often starting with hand-dyeing the fabric, piecing blocks together, layering the "quilt sandwich" of the pieced quilt top, fluffy batting, and smooth backing fabric, and then top-stitching and binding to complete the quilt. Each quilt is one-of-a-kind and heavily draws on my love of the northwest, community, modern womanhood, and admiration of simple shapes + cozy textures.

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.