Simple Watercolor Quilts
5-7 April 2013
Instructor: Karen LiVecchi
Description: Create a floral quilt inspired by watercolor techniques. In this class, you will learn a simple method of blending and contrast which will enable you to put together your focal design using just three coordinating fabrics. Traditional watercolor quilts are constructed of many 2-inch squares of fabric sewn together to create a pleasing pattern. You will learn to sew perfect blocks quickly and accurately using a fusible foundation. Tips on adding borders with accuracy will also be covered.
In this class, you will create two quilt tops (finished size: approximately 27” x 27”). The first is a floral wreath; the second is your own creation. You may bring your own fabric (recommended) or choose from quilt-top kits available for $15.00. The wreath pattern and fusible foundation are included in your class. You will need batting (31” x 31”) and backing (1 yard) to finish each quilt. A detailed Supply List may be found here.
- Friday, 5 April: 6:00 - 9:00 PM
- Saturday, 6 April: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
- Sunday, 7 April: 9:00 AM - noon
Preregistration is required. Please register by 2 April. Call 518-327-6241 or email Tracy Santagate.
Instructor’s Biography: Karen LiVecchi is a retired teacher who has taught Computer Science in the East Moriches Public Schools, as well as adult computer classes, for 25 years. She has a Masters in Educational Computing from SUNY Stony Brook. Over the years Karen has acquired extensive training and leadership expertise in education through various teacher enhancement programs. She has developed and taught several in-service courses for the Teacher Center of the Western Hamptons.
Karen has been a quilter for nine years. She especially enjoys working with traditional patterns. She also enjoys designing and sewing to-scale miniature quilts using Electric Quilt software. Karen teaches quilting workshops for the Eastern Long Island Quilting Guild. As Second Vice President, she also oversees the Members Teaching Members program, which offers workshops taught by Guild members, and has taught a “teacher prep” workshop to assist members in planning and running a quilting workshop. She has attended several quilting weekends at Frost Valley YMCA and continues to take various quilting workshops to build and hone her skills. Karen keeps up with new trends by subscribing to different quilting magazines, collecting new quilting books, and attending quilt shows. Karen considers herself a life-long learner.