Elizabeth Hartman is a quilter, pattern designer, and fan of color from Portland, Oregon. For her, quiltmaking is the perfect combination of creativity and technical challenge, all in the service of making a useful object.
Just for you! Together with Elizabeth Hartman, we've procured special pricing on her workshops: Fox & Hedgehog and Patchwork City. We have a few more spaces left so please come join us. www.StitchinPost.com
Patchwork City, March 18-20th, $210 (includes lunches)
In Patchwork City, students will learn some of Elizabeth's favorite tips and tricks for fabric selection and precision piecing, as you make blocks from her new sampler book, Patchwork City. The blocks can be combined to make a small sampler, or they can become the start of one of the larger projects in the book.
These blocks are so much fun to put together, choose from 8" x 8", 5" x 8", and 5" x 14" blocks. Mix and match, have fun and use some of those stash fabrics you've been saving for something perfect.
Or keep it all solid for a clean, bold quilt. The possibilities are endless!
It is never too late to sign up for this class. Lunches for all three days is included.
Foxes & Hedgehogs, March 17th, $70 (includes lunch)
Use your favorite fabrics to make these fun hedgehogs and fox faces! The foxes can be made with scraps, precut strips, fat eighths, or fat quarters. Use fancy fabrics like Liberty Lawn, brightly colored solids, or your favorite print fabric collection. The hedgehog pattern uses conventional patchwork techniques (no paper piecing or templates) and can be made using precut 1½" strips, precut 10" squares, or an assortment of fabric scraps. You can use 3 coordinating pieces of fabric to make each hedgehog (as I've done here) or use the same fabrics for all of the faces and bodies with a different colorful or print fabric for each hedgehog's spines. These hedgehogs and foxes will look adorable in whatever fabrics you use.
Make a throw of Fancy Foxes and Hazel Hedgehogs, then make a few. You can also give these little critters stylish frames later on.
Once you make one block, you won't want to stop.
Sign up now online at www.StitchinPost.com or in store.
Elizabeth is also the pattern designer of many other pattern such as Kittens, Preppy the Whale, Fancy Forest and more. Find her patterns and books here online and in our shop.
Being self-taught, Elizabeth says that she did everything wrong at least five times before she figured out how to do it right. So, when she wrote her first book, she wrote the book that she wished she had when she was just beginning. That book, The Practical Guide to Patchwork, was published in 2010 and won the Next Generation Indie Book Award (How-To Category) in 2011.
At the end of 2009, Elizabeth quit her day job to pursue quilting full time. Since then, she has written two more books, Modern Patchwork (2012) and Patchwork City (2014). Her work has also been featured in a variety of other books, publications, and media, including: Stitch, Quilt Scene, Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting, Patchwork Tsushin, and Quilting Arts TV. In 2012, Elizabeth recorded two video classes for Craftsy.com, Inspired Modern Quilts and Creative Quilt Backs. Somewhere in there she also founded the Portland Modern Quilt Guild and was a Board Member of the national Modern Quilt Guild for four years. She started selling wholesale print patterns in 2014, and her first print fabric collection for Robert Kaufman, Rhoda Ruth, shipped out last fall, and was follwed by her new line, Pacific.