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July 19, 2014

Riverside Community Church
317 State Street
Hood River, OR


"The Modern Quilting Movement"
by Violet Craft

Business meeting at 10:00 AM
Program at 11:00 AM

Violet Craft, a licensed designer for Michael Miller Fabrics, will be introducing us to the fresh and colorful world of modern quilting. Born in the Old West, Violet pursued an education in business and finance. The start of her career in software development brought her to the Pacific Northwest where she, in her words “bagged my man, feathered my nest and stitched it all together.” She grew up in a ridiculously talented family of weekend artists and was always drawn to art, craft and make-ing. The birth of her first daughter compelled her to ditch her corporate career and seek out her passion.

She has been featured on The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims. Her modern quilts have been featured in Quilters Newsletter magazine and The Modern Quilt Guild Showcase at International Quilt Market and Festival in Houston, TX. She currently runs a Modern Mix group in Portland and is frequently invited to lecture and teach at guild meetings and shows. To find out more about Violet, visit her website: http://www.violetcraft.com/

Workshop: Breese Blossoms
Cost: $35 Members / $45 Non-Members (includes pattern)

July 19 - 1:00pm -- 4:pm
Riverside Community Church, 317 State Street, Hood River, OR

Violet created Breeze Blossom as a “floaty little block” inspired by the cherry blossom trees along Waterfront Park in Portland. The Breeze Blossoms Quilt is a modern twist on a classic drunkard’s path block to create a completely new design. In this workshop, we will practice cutting quarter circle curves with different rulers, templates and cutting systems and focus on piecing curves. We will also discuss alternate block layouts, secondary patterns and pattern sizing and the “floating” layout. Plan to complete at least one Breeze Blossom Block within the 3-hour class time.

NOTE: The pattern for this project is included in the class fee.  
There is a short supply list.

Supply List

Violet Craft Breeze Blossom Quilt


For more information, email Kathleen Roulet or call 509-427-4224

To register: Send your check payable to CRGQG
to: CRGQQG Treasurer
Violet Craft Class
3871 May St
Hood River, OR 97058


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