Saturday, March 28, 2009

about the Lynn Roddy Brown lecture and workshop

April 30th -- a national teacher of scrap quilt techniques will lecture (our May meeting) and shall teach a workshop (Sat., May 2nd). Lecture has a $5 fee for non-River City Guild attendees. Workshop is filled. Supply list- see other details from her website

Lynn Roddy Brown Supply list for the workshop - see other details


Blocks are 8 inches finished. You will need 35, 36, or 48 blocks depending on the quilt size.

Quilt layout - Set:

5 blocks by 7 blocks (40" X 56" without borders) or
6 blocks by 6 blocks ( 48" X 48" without borders) or
6 blocks by 8 blocks (48" x 64" without borders)

She teaches scrap quilt theory, designing on a wall, and precise piecing. Because the block has a diagonal line, there are many setting possibilities. This is to be a "no pressure" fun day of learning.

She shows four versions (settings) of this quilt. There are many more.

Bring stash fabrics, learn the techniques, learn about fabric selection, then decide if you want to continue with a very scrappy quilt or use another options. Since all the blocks made in class will be scrappy, the blocks could be combined into a donation quilt, if you like. Of course, if you love your blocks, you have an easy-to-piece quilt. Check Workshops at for photo of Wild West Shuffle.

FABRIC REQUIREMENTS - All "scraps" used for class must measure at least 5.5" X 20". This is approximately one-third of a fat quarter. Do not cut fabric before class. I want to discuss your choices first. For class you will need 8 light fabrics and 8 medium/dark print fabrics, plus more scraps of different values. Please make sure your choices are 100% good quality cotton, washed and pressed. When selecting fabrics, consider fabrics with different colors and visual textures. The medium/dark fabrics should not have large white or tan spots. Don't bring solids or Moda marbles. Please limit tone-on-tones to those with visual texture. Light fabrics have white, beige or pastel backgrounds. For lights, a small pattern usually works best. Don't try to coordinate your choices.


-Sewing Machine in good working order.
-Seam gauge, if you have one.
-100% cotton thread in either beige or light gray.
-Filled bobbins
-Rotary cutter and mat.
-Extra blades.
-Rotary rulers including a small square ruler with a diagonal line (used to trim half-square triangles). -Usual sewing supplies - scissors, seam ripper, pins, etc.
-Spray Starch (may be shared).
-Simple Strategies for Scrap Quilts (book not required)