As many of you may know I've started teaching English paper piecing (EPP). My workshop is called Easier Than Pie & Beyond because my methods and techniques make EPP easier than pie! It is fun and exciting for me to see others get excited about the possibilities using my basic techniques combined with "made" fabric methods. It takes EPP beyond the basics and launches it to the next level. I've been using EPP to make quilts for 35+ years and developed my "beyond" methods in the late 1990s. These are my class samples that demonstrate the techniques that I teach.
At the workshops I also sell booklets which each contain seven designs for English paper piecing. They are a big hit with students and I will soon be selling them in my Craftsy Store
! I recently heard from one of my students, Lorna. She had made a medallion based on my class samples and then she applied what she learned along with some of my patterns that I sell at workshops and created her own masterpiece. Lorna tells me that she used some Christmas fabric that she had on hand to make this medallion. She plans to turn it into a wall hanging. Well done Lorna - I can't tell you how impressed I am and my hope is that you are as thrilled with what you've done as I am!
I hope to launch my patterns early next week and to kick it off I'll have a giveaway. There are five books, each of which includes seven designs so how about five giveaways? Check back next week to see my designs and to get details of my giveaway!
Until I post again, happy sewing!
Hello my friend! I see you are busier than any bee?? I wish I lived closer, but just know for sure your work will be a hit anywhere! Are you still considering a quilt along. I've been waiting for it. lolReplyDelete
wow. Nice products. It's always a plesure to see your work. Februari the 13th I'll follow a workshop Fussy Cutting by Willyne Hammerstein. I like the special effects with hexies. Groetjes, DientjeReplyDelete
That's wonderful Karen, I Look forward to QAL and your giveaways!ReplyDelete
Looks like Lorna was taught by an excellent teacher, and she learned her lessons well!! Lucky her, for having had that opportunity. Nice job!! Looking forward to seeing what you are up to next, and giveaways are always exciting too.ReplyDelete
Wow, i'll have to keep an eye out on your Craftsy site Karen. I wish I lived near you - haha joke - as you know I live on the opposite side of the world or down under.ReplyDelete
Everytime I discover all the options we can have with hexies...I'm surprised !ReplyDelete
Yep ! Awesome many options !
Che meraviglia Karen!!!!Ho copiato le foto per ricordarmi la composizione degli esagoni. Nell'ultima ci sono delle stelle con 12 punte, ma non si vedono bene.... peccato. Quegli esagoni sono bellissimi.ReplyDelete
Come sempre complimenti.
Un saluto Silvana Italia
well, this explains your absence and you have a great excuse, good luck!ReplyDelete
Congratulations on your new venture I hope you have much success you sure deserve it. Will look out for your new books on Craftsy.ReplyDelete
Hugs and hi to Mum.
I'm sure you'll find a lot of quilters ready to try your EPP. It is such a relaxing way to spend an evening.ReplyDelete
Hi Katie - EPP is an relaxing way to spend time any time of day! It is so exciting to see the designs appear when you start sewing everything together. Sorry I couldn't send you a personal note but you are a no reply blogger.Delete
I sure wish i lived in your neck of the woods.I would be signing up.Guess the only think i can hope for is to win one of your patterns .ReplyDelete
Lovely work, you must be thrilled with their progress. You are such a patient and generous teacher.ReplyDelete
When I saw the book that came out recently, I thought Hmm, this is what Karen has been showing us for some years now....
That's very exciting and wonderful that you can share your knowledge and talent! Obviously you are a great teacher judging by your student's project--congrats!ReplyDelete
I know that what you are doing is so rewarding - especially when the students send you pictures of their creations! Hats off to you Karen!ReplyDelete
It must be wonderful to see the results of your teaching in such lovely pieces. I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with next.ReplyDelete
Your student is an overachiever. What a beautiful quilt she has going, thanks to your brilliant patterns and teaching methods, I'm sure.ReplyDelete
Isn't that wonderful! It's nice to see hexies being enjoyedReplyDelete
what lucky students you have Karen!,,,i wish i were one of them!,,,thanks to their fabulous teacher they create fabulous quilt....ReplyDelete
Love both of your samples, Karen, and that medallion is gorgeous. See what a great teacher you are!ReplyDelete