Foothill Quilters Guild, PO Box 5653, Auburn CA 95604
When you think of Christine Barnes, you think of COLOR!
On September 11, Christine Barnes will be our speaker, with her subject, “Magic Fabrics/ Special Effects.” What are Magic Fabrics? Put simply, “magic fabrics” lend light and vitality to a quilt. Some suggest light coming from below the surface (luminosity) or bouncing across the surface (luster). Others imply that see-
About her background, Christine says:
Workshop September 12
Christine’s class on September 12 is called Transparent Squares.
Layered transparency—the illusion of layers of see-
The block construction is simple: you’ll make “basic blocks” with a lighter center square and darker surrounding strips. Then you’ll “whack” the blocks off center and recombine the units to make the finished blocks. Orienting the gray ombré borders with the light edges inward makes the neutral color appear to flow beneath the blocks, enhancing the sense of light and movement. The gray ombré fabric (Gelato 714) will be available the day of the class. Solid light gray fabric is also effective.
Pattern required, $8.
50½" x 50½"
“My quilting life began when I was eight or nine, with a doll quilt made on my crank Singer sewing machine. I asked my grandmother what was inside a quilt, and she said "cotton." I stuffed my little quilt with cotton balls-
“Fast forward through teenage years happily spent sewing clothes. Degrees in Design and Journalism segued into a full-
“Later, as a free-
“Retired from traveling to teach, I do lectures and classes via Zoom. I feel so fortunate to live a life that connects me to quilts and quiltmakers worldwide. And now, my best creative time is spent in my light-