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Demystifing Design for Paper Piecing - Dana Jones

Name of Class: Demystifying Design for Foundation Paper Piecing 

Extreme angles, sharp points, precision piecing, easy patch cutting,
one-of-a-kind images and more are all possible with paper piecing. In this design class, you’ll learn how to create foundations for everything from traditional blocks to pictorial quilts. We’ll
start with foundation design for simple blocks — log cabin and flying geese — to
more complex blocks — butterflies, flowers, animals and more. In the process,
you’ll discover when paper piecing is the best piecing process for you. Then you’ll
design a simple pictorial quilt working from a photo or drawing you bring to class.
Whether you’re new to paper piecing or an experienced paper piecer, this class is
for you. Skills taught in the class will include:

Determining the number of foundations needed.

Numbering foundations for piecing order.

Labeling foundations and marking them for joining to other foundations.

Making templates for cutting patches for on-grain piecing and efficient use of

This is a technique class but you will take home log-cabin and kite blocks,
foundations for several more blocks, and a design for a quilt that is uniquely yours.
We will do some in-class stitching in addition to pattern drawing.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details:
Instructor: Dana Jones
Instructor Bio: Quiltmaker, designer and instructor Dana E. Jones comes to Everyday Quilting in Urbana, Illinois, from teaching at International Quilt Festival in Houston last fall. She will teach three classes and present a lecture at the shop. Dana, a former editor of Quilters Newsletter magazine is author of Pagtinabangay: The Quilts and Quiltmakers of Caohagan Island, which shares the story of quiltmaking on a 13- acre island in the central Philippines. She will share this story during a 10 a.m. trunk show Tuesday, March 21. Dana is also a former editor of the Studio Art Quilt Associates Journal. She has had articles and/or pattern and block designs published in numerous quilt magazines. Dana, a graduate of the University of Illinois with a journalism major and home economics minor, spoke and taught at 2022 American Quilter?s Society shows in Daytona Beach and Grand Rapids. She is a regular teacher at Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum and quilt shops across Colorado, and has spoken and taught at quilt guilds and shops in Colorado, Texas, Arizona, Florida, Illinois, New York, North Carolina, Washington and Kansas. Dana offers open enrollment classes via Zoom. The most popular are ?Demystifying Design for Foundation Piecing? and ?Peace Cranes Over Hiroshima,? two of the three classes she will teach at Everyday Quilting. Dana?s quilts have been exhibited at Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum and as part of the 2018 American Quilt Study Group traveling exhibition. Dana will teach the following classes at Everyday Quilting: ? ?Demystifying Design for Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP)?: 1-4 p;m. Saturdays, March 18 and 25; ? ?Circle of Friends?: 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, March 21; and ? ?Peace Cranes Over Hiroshima?: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, March 23. She lives at 9,200 feet in the Rocky Mountains in Gilpin County, Colorado, northwest of Denver. For information, see
includes designer's kit and 2 sessions. Shop open at these times exclusively for this workshop, so you have the place to yourself!

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