Color Confidence for Quilters
I am a Certified Instructor in Color Confidence for Quilters. Developed by Shannon Brinkley, Color Confidence is designed to help quilters learn the science of color and develop their personal intuition for selecting fabrics.
Shops and Guilds: I offer a one-hour :Introduction to Color Confidence" program as well as a full Color Confidence workshop, both available via Zoom. In the Color Confidence Program, we study the characteristics of color, learn how to use a color wheel, and discuss working with prints so that quilters can confidently pull fabric palettes that create beautiful quilts. In the Color Confidence Workshop, we dig deeper into the characteristics of color including how to incorporate neutrals. Participants engage in hands-on exercises to help train their eye to see subtle differences in colors. Workshops can be tailored to meet the needs and interests of your group, and I can work with you to schedule a longer or shorter workshop based on your schedule.
Quilters: Learn Color Confidence for Quilters in my live online classes!
The one hour program looks at color theory in a way that helps quilters understand their fabric choices. We will look at hue, value, saturation and clarity. Using prints will be discussed. We will talk about harmony and contrast, and discuss ways your quilts can be balanced. Of course, I will show several quilts! And I'll do my best to answer your questions!
Introduction to Color Confidence - 1 hr on Zoom!
Class Times for April are
Wednesday, April 7 at 3:00 PM
Thursday, April 8 at 7:30 PM
Wednesday, April 14 at 10:00 AM
Tuesday, April 20 at 7:30 PM
Thursday, April 22 at 10:00 AM
Friday, April 23 at 3:00 PM
Thursday, April 19 at 7:30 PM
Quilters: Explore Color Confidence in Depth for Quilters Five sessions, 1 hr each.
Five Sessions! Monday - Friday, April 26-30, 10:00 AM
Session 1 - Intuition or Sensing - which are you? Hue - what color is it anyway?
Session 2 - Value, Saturation and Clarity - how does color tone impact your quilts?
Session 3 - Textures and Prints - how do patterned fabrics work together? Neutrals - why do they need a color wheel?
Session 4 - Harmony and Contrast - how can you achieve the right balance?
Session 5 - Discovering your personal color style - how can you make your quilts "yours"?
Sew-Alongs are classes for any level quilter, but I use easy techniques and processes so beginners won't be overwhelmed. I'll take you through the whole process, step by step - simply and serenely. You’ll learn all the nitty-gritty details to sew beautiful quilt tops and enjoy the process, too! You do not need to purchase the pattern. The finished quilt is about 42" square.
For April, we're going to make "Star of the Show." You'll need 3/4 yard of black fabric, 1¼ yards of white fabric and a dozen colorful jelly rolls. That's it! Well, a sewing machine, cutting mat/rotary cutter, iron and a design wall will come in handy.
April's class will be Thursday, April 15 in the afternoon and evening, and Friday, April 16 in the afternoon. Registration fee is $30 for the three sessions.
Do you have a lot of fabric in your stash? Can you just grab what you need and start sewing? Stash Savvy is a system to organize your fabric so you can do just that. You will learn how to arrange your fabric in a way that you can see exactly what you have. And it will be ready to cut and sew. After you complete this class, I will send you a free "Stash Savvy" pattern of your choice!
Zoom class - 1 hour long - will be held Wednesday, April 28 at 3:00 PM EDT.