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One Block Wonder Retreat W/Gloria

June 21-23, 2024 One Block Wonder Retreat

  • Starts Jun 21
  • 250 US dollars
  • Grace Drive

Available spots

Service Description

You will love this unusual method of designing and creating quilts. Instead of starting with a particular pattern or design and then trying to find fabric that will fit that pattern, this approach begins with the fabric or panels: the fabric/panel is the key element. Kaleidoscope blocks – each one unique – are produced by aligning the printed design on several layers of fabric/panels and then cutting and sewing triangles together. Just as the mirrors in a kaleidoscope reflect and repeat an image, each triangle repeats color and pattern to create a new design for each block. Once all the blocks are made, you begin to design your quilt. This is serendipitous and adventurous approach to design. One piece of fabric/panel does all the work, because the fabric contains all the colors and all the design elements. You cut and sew one shape with triangles forming hexagons and then design with these kaleidoscopic blocks. Because the quilts feature one repeated block, design merely involves playing with colors and shapes within the kaleidoscopes. The quilt you produce has more energy and movement than the original fabric. This is a very forgiving process as there is so much motion and pattern in the quilt that mistakes are rarely seen. The idea is to relax and enjoy each kaleidoscope block as it comes to life and the quilt design unfolds. So come join us at Seamless Getaways and we will begin this fun-filled adventure. It is so much fun twirling each triangle to see what kaleidoscope we have and what design we come up with. The sky is the limit! Gloria, is an award winning quilter/teacher from Top Shelf Quilts in Mokena, IL, with 50 years of sewing/quilting experience. She will walk you through creating this show stopping quilt!

Upcoming Sessions

Contact Details

  • 204 Grace Dr, Forrest, Illinois, USA


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