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Colleen Granger - Rings of Change

  • March 22, 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Ann Silva's Sewing Center
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Rings of Change
Colleen Granger

Sunday, March 23, 2020 
 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Location: Ann Silva's Sewing Center
           4520B Alexander Blvd NE,      Albuquerque, NM 87107
 

Cost:  $65 members            
          $85 non-members
 
           Pattern fee $25 payable to instructor

Rings of Change, my newest design, was hung at Pacific International in October 2018 in the New Quilts of Northern California exhibit. It was then juried in and hung at Road to California in January 2019. While it was "on the road" I wanted to make another one with a slightly modern feel. So I gathered up some American Made Brand solids and created Rings of Change II. It traveled to Nashville and was displayed in Clothworks' booth (manufacturer of American Made Brand fabrics) at Quilt Con.

Create a unique design from the rings made with the use of 4 acrylic templates that are included in the pattern.  No two quilts will be alike.  Make the rings, determine the size of the background you want and then head to the design wall or floor to play with the rings.  Be advised when sewing Ring A, sew from the narrow end first.  Once you have a design you like then top-stitch the rings onto the background.

Now there is a pattern with acrylic templates. Laser cut kits are also available online in either batik (black background approximately 64"x64") or American Made Brand with the light gray/dark gray background (approximately 40"x54"). Check out the pattern/acrylic template in the store under the Pattern/Book tab. Kits are available in the store under the Kit/AMB tab.

Beware, it is adicting! But lots of fun!

Colleen Granger was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and joined the Air Force shortly after her high school graduation. She served as a helicopter mechanic for seven years before leaving to have her second child. Colleen has spent the majority of her life in Alaska, making her home in Glennallen. She went kicking and screaming into the world of quilting in the summer of 1998. Until that time, Colleen had been a sewer and thought quilting was a waste of good fabric. But she caught the bug big-time and purchased her long-arm quilting machine just eight months after making her first quilt.

Colleen is a grandmother, mother, widow, sister, and daughter. She has enjoyed living part-time, in Alaska and part-time with her mom, Elaine, in California. Many people get to meet “Mom” as she helps staff Colleen’s booth at quilt shows across the states. Through her company, Sew Little Time Quilting, Colleen offers machine-quilting services, classes and lectures, patterns, and a variety of notions. Over the years, Colleen’s designs have been featured in national quilting magazines. On several occasions Colleen has been an instructor at the International Quilt Festivals in Houston, Texas and Chicago, Illinois. She enjoys what she does and believes that “if you are not having fun, then you shouldn’t be doing "it" whatever "it" may be.

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