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2013 Spring Fling

May 16-18, 2013

  • Dessert & Lecture: Thursday, May 16, 7:00pm  Cost: $10
  • Location:  University Inn-Best Western,1516 West Pullman Road Moscow, ID
  • Class: Friday, May 17, 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Class: Saturday May 18, 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Location:  Latah County Fairgrounds
  • Cost:  $90 and lunch is included both days

Colleen Blackwood - Featured Quilt Artist

 A Short and Quick Bio by Colleen:  I have been quilting for nearly 40 years.  The first quilts were made from scraps of material left over from making clothes for our family.  We moved to Sisters, Oregon shortly after I started quilting and I never looked back.  I love the way pattern and color and design all create their own impacts to make each quilt unique.  The simplest blocks can combine to make intricate looking pieces that are easy to sew.  Every time I finish sewing an idea, it gives me more ideas on ways to make another version that has a different look to it by changing one little really is a habit that is hard to break.  I try to make most of the designs for class projects easy to make and yet challenging when it comes to fabric selection.  I think the best way to overcome fear of choosing colors is to jump in, make decisions, and see what you learn from the experience.  Quilting is my medium for discovery and surprise, and I get to share my ideas with wonderful people around the Northwest.  In between my class ideas, I try to work on things that are just for my growth and pleasure, and I will share a few of them with your group

Lecture Description: 

The lecture/trunk show, will be a bit of an evolutionary tale - where Colleen started and where she is now, and some stops along the way.  She was modern once....a long time ago...... She has a new poem  as well as one of her older ones..... a suitcase full of quilts to see and the patterns for a couple of them will be available also......

Workshop Description:  "Stardust"

A Two Day Workshop  (Cost:$90)

 Stardust is a design I put together to help quilters make a quilt with a big impact that doesn't involve complicated techniques or difficult blocks.  I love the intricacy of the design that results from the block interplay.  Simple to make, stunning to look at and satisfying to create, this quilt will build confidence and reward each student with a one of a kind quilt.  Color interactions create another learning experience.  Because there is so much sewing in the quilt, pre-cutting is necessary.  There will be a lot of progress during the two days, but students should feel comfortable knowing that they will finish this quilt at home after the class is over due to the amount of sewing necessary.  Each block will be made in class in order to assure students that they have the ability to finish the blocks on their own.  Participants may choose to make a Stardust Table Topper,64" x 64" where the center of the Stardust quilt becomes a beautiful table topper in a simplified version that features fewer blocks and a little less sewing or Stardust Quilt,  90" x 90".

Stardust Table Topper Supply List

Stardust Quilt Supply List