- Christine Barnes
- Oct 18 2021
- 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
A Step-by-Step Tutorial for Planning a Quilt
This is the lecture I have always wanted to present! How, exactly, do I plan and make a quilt? Which comes first, the design idea or the fabric? How do I “hunt and gather” fabric for a quilt? How does pattern affect color in fabrics? For the first portion of the lecture I show digital step-by-step images and describe my methods of choosing, auditioning, and editing fabrics. A trunk show of quilts and wearables wraps it all up.
About Christine Barnes:
I’m often asked how I got into teaching and writing about color for quilters. Like almost every other quilter, I began sewing when I was very young. (One of my more “memorable” projects was a doll quilt filled with cotton balls, because when I asked my grandmother what was inside a quilt, she said, “cotton.”) Degrees in textile and costume design and magazine journalism segued into a career writing books on color, decorating, remodeling, and soft furnishings for Sunset Books, as well as four quiltmaking books, and tech editing many more. I’ve been published in a number of quilt magazines (Modern Patchwork, American Quilter, McCall’s Quilting and American Patchwork & Quilting, QNM, Love of Quilting, Threads, and Fabrications, a British quilting magazine) and have appeared on “Simply Quilts.” I live in Grass Valley, the heart of Northern California’s Gold Country, in a house with a light-filled sewing room where I am always happy.