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Gualala Arts Workshop
Patchwork Pincushion
Instructor: Sally Collins

Wednesday - Thursday
May 16 - 17, 2007
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Patchwork Pincushion, with Sally Collins
Register by:   April 15, 2007
Tuition:     $95 members of Gualala Arts and PPQG
$115 members of Gualala Arts  or   PPQG
$140 non-members
# Students:   minimum 14; maximum 20
Materials list:   Download

This class will focus on precision using a 3" sampler block that is bordered and then finished with a piped edge, filled and closed. Effective methods and techniques for choosing color and fabric, cutting, edging, finishing and evaluating/measuring your own work will be covered to help students achieve quality workmanship in any scale. Students will receive a handout for reference in addition to teacher explanation and some demonstration.

Patchwork Pincushion, with Sally Collins Sally Collins is an award-winning quiltmaker, teacher and author who has been quilting since 1978 and teaching since 1985. Her quilts range in size from small to wall size and although she is most recognized for her quality workmanship, attention to detail and teaching expertise, her continual love and interest is in the process of quiltmaking, the journey. Her classes focus on how to achieve quality workmanship in any scale and are developed to help students advance and improve their own creative and technical skills as well as how to critique and correct their own work.

She loves the challenge of combining design, color and intricate piecing in a traditional style and this interest is illustrated and explained in detail through her books, "Small Scale Quiltmaking," 1996, "The Art of Machine Piecing," 2000, which introduces quilters to her perspective on quiltmaking as she shares her methods and techniques to help quiltmakers critique and correct their own work, improve their technical and creative skills and find joy in the process, "Borders, Bindings and Edges," 2004, guides and encourages quilters through the process of successfully designing, fitting and applying numerous styles of borders, bindings and edges to bring their own quilts to a beautiful conclusion. Her most recent book "Mastering Machine Quilting" will be available in the fall, 2006.

Sally balances her time between traveling across the country conducting workshops and giving presentations and enjoying life with her husband Joe; son Sean; daughter-in-law Evelyn; and grandchildren Kaylin, Joey, and Lucas.

To see examples of Sally's quilts, go to her website: