214 Mexican Star Dance
Wednesday & Thursday
Machine : Piecing
Softly curved star points blanket the top of this fabulous quilt. Have fun exploring the unique Southwinds technique for creating curved edges with no curved seams anywhere. Tired of making hundreds of half-square triangles? Traditional, simplistic machine pieced blocks complete the construction of this quilt with not a single half-square triangle to be sewn. Originally designed as a wall-hanging, Southwind has recently reworked their pattern in two different sizes. Kris has also developed her own interpretation of this celestial pattern. All sizes and interpretations will be taught in this class. You may select from a 35” x 35” wallhanging, to a 65” x 80” or an 80” x 80” quilt top. Mexican Star Pattern can be purchased at Southwinds for $9 or $10. Kris’ handout with instructions for her 65” x 80” pattern may be purchased in class for an additional $5.
Kris made her first quilt about 30 years ago and fell in love with rotary cutting tools and techniques when they were in their infancy. She has been teaching classes in her home studio for the past 25 years. In 1993 Kris traveled to California to earn her “Quilt in a Day Teachers Certification” from Eleanor Burns. In 1994, Kris began attending quilt seminars at Cedar Lakes as a student and 5 years later began teaching at Quilt Camp.
Kris enjoys teaching and exploring ever changing methodologies for a large variety of quilting techniques from machine piecing, machine and hand applique, hand quilting and crazy quilt embellishing. She has recently published some of the quilt patterns she has developed over the years. Modern art quilting is rapidly becoming her new passion.
Kris enjoys hosting charity quilt seminars to create quilts for her local children’s hospital. Her other great joy is creating 6 foot by 10 foot banners to flank the rugged wooden cross at the front of her church.
Kris and her husband Bob retired to Cape Cod in 2014 and would like to extend an invitation to anyone who’s visiting or vacationing at “the Cape” to stop by and enjoy some time at her lakefront quilt workshop. In the near future, she plans to offer small-group quilt retreats at her new “Sandy Pond Studio”
295 Buck Island Road
West Yarmouth, MA 02673