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Quiltcon 2024

Your source for everything about my workshops at Quiltcon 2024 in Raleigh, NC. This is where you'll find more information about classes, supply lists, how to buy your kit, etc.

***IMPORTANT: ALL QUILTCON KITS + SUPPLIES PURCHASED WILL BE BROUGHT TO QUILTCON AND NOT SHIPPED AHEAD OF TIME***

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Patchwork Sashiko
River Market Sling

Date: Thursday, February 22, 2024

Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Class Code: MSC002

The Patchwork Sashiko River Market Sling Workshop combines two classes in one! Diana will begin by teaching her Patchwork Sashiko Method (also available as a class on its own). This technique is a unique mash up of different slow stitching and patchwork techniques. Then students will create a beautiful new textile to use during the second half of class, where they will sew the River Market Sling. No need to worry about selecting, cutting, and prepping fabric pieces because it’s all provided for you in the materials fee kit along with hardware. The approximate finished size is 9” x 5” x 2”, fully lined with a zippered pocket inside. Sewing machines generously provided by event sponsors!

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Patchwork Sashiko Hexies

Date: Friday, February 23, 2024

Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Class Code: PH005

Diana’s Patchwork Sashiko Method is a unique mash-up of different slow stitching and patchwork techniques. Students will start with a stack of scraps and learn how to transform them into a beautiful new textile! Then, students will use the stitching technique they’ve learned and stitch a variety of additional pieces of fabric. Your textile and the stitched fabric will then be incorporated into an English paper piecing project. The visual effect is striking and unique!

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Patchwork Sashiko Method

Date: Saturday, February 24, 2024

Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Class Code: PH011

Learn how to transform your scraps into a beautiful new textile! Diana’s Patchwork Sashiko Method is a unique mash-up of different slow stitching and patchwork techniques. Students will start with a stack of scraps and create a pliable piece of unique patchwork fabric with which to do whatever you want! Once students learn this method, they can then use their own fabric scraps in any size and shape they like. It’s great for visible mending, using in a favorite bag pattern, or as a unique feature in a quilt.

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The Perception of Randomness

Date: Sunday, February 25, 2024

Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm

Lecture Code: LE26

We tend to feel we have a sense of what looks and feels random - but this sense often detects randomness where there is none or fails to identify randomness where it exists. In her own work, Diana strives to create a seemingly random placement of patchwork pieces that have actually been selected and positioned according to simple rules. Paradoxically, the rules she follows are exactly what creates a pattern that appears random or haphazard to our eye. Let’s dig into this interesting phenomenon and how it appears in our everyday lives. Diana will apply this idea in a demonstration by laying out patchwork and talking about what you can do to create a sense of randomness in your sewing projects.

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