Fredericton / Calendar / Intuitive Quilting
New Brunswick College of Craft & Design
457 Queen Street
Fredericton, NB

Intuitive Quilting

This workshop is for anyone - the seasoned quilter wanting to look at piecing in a new light, the beginner who's always been intimidated by the precision of traditional quilting methods, and everyone in between. 

We're going to get rid of the rulers and loosen up: using measuring-free ways of cutting and piecing together traditional and modern quilt patterns, building on each one spontaneously and picking colours intuitively. 

You'll come away with a new way to look at quilting and problem solving. 

Depending on individual speed, participants will take home samples or even the beginnings of a quilt top or wall hanging. 

Participants should bring a selection of fabrics that work together, thread and sewing tools, a working sewing machine that they are comfortable with.

If needed, arrangements can be made ahead of time for a limited number of participants to borrow a sewing machine.

Rachel MacGillivray
Rachel MacGillivray studied Fashion Design at Ryerson University and, after working in the industry in Toronto, she moved to New Brunswick to follow her love of textiles. 

She completed the Fibre Arts & Graduate diplomas at the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design. 

Rachel has won multiple national competitions, scholarships, and awards and has had her work shown in museums and galleries such as The Louvre, The Bata Shoe Museum, The National War Museum, and Government House Gallery.

Primarily now a spinner and wool enthusiast, Rachel also uses textile techniques such as knitting, embroidery, quilting, garment making, and image transfer in her work to explore themes of memory and community.

Currently, she’s pursuing her arts practice and instructing at the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design.
 

Jul 16 - 20, 2018
9:00AM - 4:00PM
Workshop & materials fee: $329 +tax