Java House Workshops
Uncommon designs for inspired quilters
Book a hands-on workshop with Karen for your guild or event.
Lectures and workshops available via Zoom or in-person.
Six-hour workshops can be held in two 3-hour Zoom sessions.
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You’ve Made Your Case
Zipper Animal Cases: Turtles or Frog
Our creature cases are in a league of their own! Your workshop will focus on one case to make in class from either the Shell Shelters turtle cases or the Zippit Ribbit frog case with carry strap.
(Choose one project.)
Sewing zippers, fusible foam and linings are snap once you do them “the right way,” and we’ll cover alternate methods for feet and eyes, as well different stuffing and turning techniques.
Attach an optional shoulder strap and they can carry thread collections, sewing tools or be used as a child’s pajama bag. These make wonderful gifts or great donations for your guild’s next fundraiser.
Pattern included in workshop.
Pieced and appliquéd wall hanging
A workshop favorite, this mamma and baby turtle duo is both elegant and heart-warming. Students can fuse appliqués or turn edges and we’ll cover techniques for both. Learn my methods for enchanting eyes and those tiny appliqué pieces. We’ll cover how to balance warm and cool colors as well as small and larger scales of prints. The asymmetrical border adds a modern touch and the button embellishments bring a bit of sparkle. A perfect accent piece for any room in the house.
Child or Lap Quilt: 33” x 42” or 42 ”x 50”
Make frogs come in crazy colors, so go wild with your stash!
In this workshop we’ll create this modern frog block using the “Middle to Middle Piecing” method which makes sewing the frogs deceptively simple! Cutting with templates and sewing triangles is surprisingly fast and easy:
– No matching points
– No tiny pieces
– No tricky triangles
– No paper piecing
A wonderful quilt for a boy or girl, but certainly the new baby coming soon….
(Choose from two options to create the disguised frog which always brings a smile.)
The pattern is for two sizes and uses rich, warm yellows or serene grays for the backgrounds. The frogs are stash & layer cake friendly and the wide, asymmetrical border is an opportunity to showcase your quilting. Creating the fusible eyes and flower blocks will also be demonstrated in class.
Pattern is included in workshop fee.