Jaimie Davis is an award-winning quilter who began quilting in 1993. In addition to making quilts, she designs patterns, kits and technique-based workshops and travels widely to teach for quilt guilds, retreats and quilting festivals. Her work has been shown in national and international exhibits including the International Quilt Show in Houston, Texas and the Pacific International Quilt Festival in Santa Clara, California. Jaimie draws inspiration from color and curvy lines and loves to add a touch of whimsey to every project. She and her husband live in Portland, Oregon with a whole bunch of quilts, a lot of great books, a turtle their kids left behind and a never-ending supply of Diet Coke.
Thursday, July 23, 8:30-11:30 a a.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Illuminated Letters with Tsukineko Ink
$25 Kit Fee
Learn to paint and color beautiful illuminated letters in this creative hands-on class. Using Tsukineko Inks and Fabrico Markers, you will explore techniques that will add stunning detail and sparkle to your projects. No prior painting experience is required; just a desire to color, create and play. Each student will choose one letter to paint. Contact Jaimie to specify your choice(s) of letters.
- Additional letters available for $5 each
Students will have access to every color of ink and Fabrico pens Tsukineko manufactures during the Illuminated letters class. Students should contact Jaime via her website to specify which letters they want otherwise they will get an L,O,V or E. (she changed her plan on the LOVE Letters class she offers and now she has a ton of those letters left over.)
Students will also be able to order Tsukineko products.
Friday, July 24, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Beginning – Intermediate
$10 class kit fee or $45 complete kit (specify color)
This class is a great introduction to Baltimore Album Quilt making. You will learn the basics of beginning appliqué as well as the dimensional technique of ruching, and hand embroidery. The focus is on the freezer-paper-on-the-bottom method of appliqué, but this class can also be adapted to include advanced students.
Friday, July 24, 1:30 – 4:30 P.M.
$25 kit fee
This class provides everything necessary to become a hand quilter, from a discussion of the objects needed for successful hand quilting to an understanding of the theory behind hand quilting and a strong beginning stitch. It is a fun non-project class for the beginner and those with more experience alike.
Thread and needles will be available for sale in the classroom so students can purchase them from Ms. Davis (at the MSRP) since sometimes the preferred types are not easily found. This is not a requirement, just a service. Students will be able to order quilting hoops.
Saturday, July 25, 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Beginning – Intermediate
$20 Kit fee
Daffalilies is a whimsical project in which the design focus shifts from flower to stem. You will experiment with two different appliqué techniques as well as learning a simple hand-embroidery stitch. We will also discuss the ways in which color and value can influence a dynamic design.