Amazing Quilts by Grace

Quilts and Workshops by Grace Errea

August 2014 Newsletter

My newest quilt: Evening Blooming Cereus

This quilt (36″ wide x 44″ high) was designed and created for and with the newest Hoffman of California fabric collection that will be arriving in stores soon. The pattern will be fully available on my website in a couple of weeks so watch out for it if you are interested, either on the Patterns for Sale page, or the Hoffman Patterns page.The challenge in this quilt was the time I had to design, create, and quilt it – about 1 week. I actually forgot to get background fabric when I was choosing the remaining fabrics. Actually it is best to work this way. You never know what background will look best once the focals are done. This mottled fabric works well and it gave the composition a feeling of evening.This collection of new fabrics was just amazing in the colors and textures it contains. Very inspiring.
Above is a close-up of one of the flower, and below, the owl.

Commission Classes

I have had a number of requests to teach in areas local to me, or some of the quilt shops I used to teach in. This year I’ve been busy traveling and teaching in a number of guilds, so I have not taught locally in quilt shops. However here is the announcement that I just posted on my website:
***** Grace can teach private classes, at your own location. If driving, please keep distance within 100 mile radius of Laguna Niguel, CA. I will pay for the mileage and you provide the location. If the distance is further, Grace will gladly travel but, please Contact Grace to discuss charges.Multiple consecutive-day classes will require a place to stay overnight. The fee is $45/person, and the minimum attendees is 4.

Please Contact Grace to discuss classes, schedule, descriptions, supplies, etc.

I will be happy to teach any of the classes on my Workshop Page or design new ones just for you and your group!

Future Workshops and travel

You can check out my whole calendar.I am looking forward to Augustas I will be visiting a few guilds in the Houston, West Houston and Galveston, Texas areas. If you know anyone there – send them over. Have them attend the lectures and the workshop I will be having there.October will be nicely located at the local South Bay Quilters Guild in Redondo Beach, CA. Stop by and/or sign up for the workshop if you are local and/or interested. Would love to see and meet you.

Also in October (10/24/14) I will be back to the Crazy Quilters in Laguna Wood, this time for a Workshop. If you are local to this area, contact Jeanne at thewoods652@gmail.com. She may find a spot for you in the class.

November I will be in New Hampshire at A Quilters Gathering 2014! for multiple workshops:

So, sign up! experience a change in scenery. It will be exciting, inspirational and lots of fun!

Next year begins in February with a Lecture and 2-Day workshop in San Diego for the Canyon Quilter’s Guild. For this group I am designing a brand new class using my “Heat-Set” Machine Applique technique but focusing of simple portraits. The participants will bring a photo of someone and we will create a pattern and the quilt top from that photo. So I am in the midst of creating a number of portraits that will be part of that class.

Here is the one that I am currently doing. Just finished the top, and it is now ready for quilting.

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