ANNIE SMITH Lectures and Workshops Email: [email protected] Phone: 408-706-6487 www.anniesmith.net ©2005-2015 ANNIE SMITH. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED PROGRESSION Q U I L T S We are all looking for ways to economize and use our stashes, right? Progression Quilts explores the ways different quilts can be made from project left-overs and new fabrics from your stash. Using leftover fabrics from a previously completed quilt (and adding some fresh, new fabrics, of course!) students learn to progress to a new project choosing from one of eight simple quilt patterns from my trunk show. The quilts shown on this page were made in progressive order, each using the leftover fabrics from the previous. The leftover strips from the Courthouse Steps were used to make the Chinese Coins quilt. The leftovers from the Chinese Coins were cut into squares and used for the Nine Patch blocks. With the two leftover quilts, I added new background and backing fabrics. I help students add fresh fabrics from the quilt shop to make their Progression Quilt totally unique. In the workshop, I demonstrate all of the construction techniques that you need to make your quilt. Kit fee: $8 C O L O R SENSE Traditionally, quilters often struggle making fabric choices when planning a quilt. Learn exactly what draws the eye to interesting block patterns in quilts to give them life. We discuss keys to effective fabric selection in this workshop, apply hands-on design exercises, and make a quilt applying everything you learn. The first day is “Building Your Color Sense,” a no-sew, hands-on session. You learn to apply design rules to choose fabrics for your quilt and enhance your own fabric intuition. The second day, you compose an eye-popping quilt, “Shadows and Light,” using a single block pattern and ten fat-quarters! The block used for this exercise is a magical block that changes design based on where you place your fabrics. Each block turn-outs looking completely different! As a part of the quilt making experience, you also learn precision piecing, using one little essential notion. Understanding the points taught in this workshop will make all the difference in your future quilts. Offered as an optional 1- or 2-day workshop – either Building Your Color Sense or Shadows and Light quilt. Kit fee: $16 DOODLE Q U I L T I N G & T H R E A D P L AY Annieʼs workshop is all about creating free-motion stitch “doodling” on blocks or quilt-tops prior to quilting. Free-motion embellishments and motifs enhance pieced and/or appliquéd fabrics and provide an artistry to quilts that will take them to new heights. Free-motion doodling is so simple and fun – and is the beginning of beautiful, unique machine quilting. You can bring plain fabric to work on, a quilt block, or a small quilt top that needs additional design. DESIGNING Based her popular West of Baltimore machine applique quilt, Annie has designed a special workshop for those who love appliqué and would like to learn how to design their own quilt. You use an assortment of appliqué design tools and artistʼs design secrets to create their own heirloomworthy quilt. All of this coupled with Annieʼs simple technique for fusible, machine applique. This workshop can be a one-day or a two-day event. Kit fee: $12 ELEMENTS OF FINE MAC HINE A P P L I Q U E HAND AND MACHINE APPLIQUE Absolutely Essential Machine Applique Beautiful machine applique is easily achieved when you begin with the basic fundamentals. This is a 1-day how-to workshop rather than a project, so you can concentrate on the technique of the craft and take away samples of your practice. The workshop teaches three ways to do machine applique while creating a small sample. Kit fee: $10 includes fabric Hand Applique Basket (far right) If you love the look of beautiful hand applique, this method is the one you need to learn in this 1-day workshop. My foundation paper and glue-basting make creating the applique shapes a snap. A simple time-honored stitch completes this wonderful take-a-long project. Kit fee: $8 Machine Applique Sampler A 2-day workshop. Learn my simple machine applique technique for this 3-part wallhanging, designed exclusively for the Third Edition of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes. Kit fee: $12 TOOL TIME ESSENTIAL NOTIONS FOR QUILTING SUCCESS There are so many cool notions in the shops, with more to befuddle us after every new Quilt Market. Using the right tool for the right job, Annieʼs workshop details a horde of quilting notions and she will demonstrate their uses, featuring her favorites. Annie helps you understand which notions you must have and which you can do without. This workshop includes door prizes of the demonstrated notions! This workshop is a one-day event. Kit fee: $6 Annie is a master at color and fabric selection techniques that she has discovered, developed, and used in decades of practice. Spend your week creating a quilt in a way completely different than you could ever imagine using these same techniques. Begin by detecting clues in your fabric selections that help bring your quilt designs to life. You can apply the same techniques to your future fabric choices. Next, create blocks using ten fat quarters and one block pattern. This exercise teaches you to design and construct unique blocks with an easy and precise piecing technique using one simple notion. When your quilt top is finished, you will design an applique border using your choice of hand or machine applique from Annieʼs library of inspiration. Looking for a special retreat teacher? The Whole Enchilada is a combination of Annieʼs best workshops. Call or email for pricing and schedule. THE WHOLE ENCHILADA LECTURES HELP! MY FABRIC STASH IS GROWING AND I CANʼT MAKE IT STOP! Take a humorous look at the quilterʼs nature to multiply. Peek into the inner sanctum of quilterʼs stashes. This is for the quilter who loves fabric and needs to find creative ways to manage and get control over their stash. Isnʼt that just about every quilter you know? HOW TECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING THE WAY WE QUILT It is inevitable. Technology is invading the quilting world. Annie uses that same technology to bring a fresh perspective on the quilting world, as she did when she created “Quilting Stash, the first podcast for quilters” in 2005. Annie shares a rousing account of how her life, and quilting, has changed since she began podcasting and how itʼs changing the way she and you are quilting. KEEPING YOUR LEGACY ALIVE Each of our quilts has our personal story hidden inside. Annie will inspire participants to see and unlock the personal story inside their quilt, how to document the information and preserve memories to create an heirloom for future generations as a companion to their quilts. THE FABRIC DETECTIVE Annie takes the audience through a journey of color and fabric, discussing what the key to your fabric choices really is. No matter what your skill level, learn how to change the personality of your quilts through choosing fabric with a new eye for color. This lecture discusses keys to fabric selection as well as how to make color design rules work for you. FEE SCHEDULE 2 015 - 2 017 Increase the value of your guild events by booking a workshop along with a lecture. When attending a workshop, your guild members will learn valuable techniques not covered in the related lecture. Workshops provide your members one-on-one access to my skill and instruction. 1-HOUR LECTURE: $375, when booked with a workshop 1-HOUR LECTURE: $425, when booked without a workshop HALF-DAY (3-HOUR) WORKSHOP: $400 FULL-DAY (6-HOUR) WORKSHOP: $525 2-DAY WORKSHOP (TWO 6-HOUR SESSIONS): $675 These fees do not include travel expenses (meals, accomodations, mileage, etc.) GENERAL INFORMATION All lectures include a computerized slide show and trunk show of quilts and time for conversation with participants. 45 minutes is required prior to the meeting start-time for set up. • To best serve you, workshop fees are based on 20 students, with an additional $20 for each student up to a maximum of 24 students.. • Chosen lecture and workshop descriptions, supply list and sample project will be provided. Digital images of workshop project, Annieʼs photo and brief biography can be provided for newsletter and website advertisement. Annie Smith is also a quilt judge. She judges several quilt shows annually and has judged quilting competitions since 1984. For more information, please contact her by phone or email.
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