July Member-Led Workshops: Paper Piecing & Embracing Negative Space

We are thrilled to continue our Member-Led Workshop series with two amazing instructors. First up is Betsy Vinegrad teaching a Paper Piecing class in the morning session. Then, Daniela Di Iorio will teach an encore of her Embracing Negative Space class that she debuted at MidAtlantic Mod, in the afternoon. You can register for one workshop or both! Read on for additional details:

Date: July 15, 2017
Location: LDS Church 209 Mountain Ave, Caldwell, NJ 07006
Cost: $20 each workshop for members / $25 each workshop for non-members

Paper Piecing with Betsy Vinegrad // 9a – 1p

Paper piecing is a surprisingly easy technique for creating quilt blocks with precisely matched seams and perfect points. Students will learn the basics and be able to tackle any paper pieced project.

Students will start with the letter “L”, the least difficult and end with the letter “O”.
Students are also welcome to bring any other paper piecing patterns to try out.

This workshop session is limited to 15 students and costs $20 for NJMQG members / $25 for non-members. Click here to register for the workshop. Once registered, you’ll receive a PayPal invoice to pay for your seat. Your seat is not confirmed until paid. The supply list will be sent after payment is made.

IMG_3639About Betsy
Betsy has been sewing forever and quilting almost as long. With a degree in clothing and textiles, she worked in the fashion industry for over 25 years as a pattern maker and technical designer. Now, most of her time is spent making quilts and experimenting with new techniques and gadgets. She loves sharing her knowledge of tips and tricks.

 

Embracing Negative Space with Daniela Di Iorio // 1p-5p

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to embrace negative space using graphic design principles,  and understand how to incorporate these elements naturally into your work. You’ll learn to trust your instincts, use line-work and balance while maintaining the spontaneity and fun of using an improvisation technique. Scissors are a must for this class!

This workshop session is limited to 12 students and costs $20 for NJMQG members / $25 for non-members. Click here to register for the workshop. Once registered, you’ll receive a PayPal invoice to pay for your seat. Your seat is not confirmed until paid. The supply list will be sent after payment is made.

Daniela head shot2About Daniela
Daniela Di Iorio is a graphic designer, Creative Director, technical editor, and artist. Born and raised in New Jersey, she began sewing as a little girl with her mom and her Nonna (grandma), sewing and designing garments into her twenties. Four years ago, she discovered her passion for quilting, specifically, improvisational quilting. Her style uses her graphic design expertise combined with the freedom of improv to make for endless combinations of designs. When not running her design studio, she is at her sewing machine, has a needle in hand, or is running with scissors every chance she can get. Currently, Daniela is serving as the President of the North Jersey Modern Quilt Guild where she has been an active member since 2013.

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