Workshop Offerings

Dreaming of hosting Heather as a workshop instructor or presenter for your guild, shop, conference, or special event? Please email workshops@crimsontate.com for the most up-to-date and detailed informational package and to discuss scheduling. Be sure to check out Heather’s current teaching/presenting schedule here.

Heather_Givans04 (1)Finding Your Unique Voice – Artistry in Quilting
One-hour lecture
In the fast-evolving tapestry of the modern quilt movement, how do you define your aesthetic? What’s your point of view? Hear Heather describe her adventure from artist to teacher to maker to fabric designer. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll be inspired.

Heather Givans Look Book Images39Succulent Garden Quilt – Make Mine Modern
Three- or six-hour workshop
Building oversized hexagons couldn’t be any more rewarding. This pattern allows the sewer to transform modern fabrics with large scale prints into unique blocks, enabling the sewer to make sense out of what sometimes is chaos when combining large patterned fabrics.

In the six-hour session, you will map your quilt with Heather’s handy planning guide and begin piecing your way toward your very own Succulent Garden.

IMG_7174Letters from Home – A Modern Keepsake
Three- or six-hour workshop
Nothing is sweeter than a handwritten letter. The act of opening an ornately lined envelope only to find kind words from your grandma, mother, or friend is a treasure not soon forgotten. Create an heirloom quilt to mark milestones such as weddings and graduations, to honor those serving in the military, or to remember any special life event. A modern take on the signature quilt, Letters from Home is the ultimate love letter.

This three- or six-hour workshop will walk students through creating their own quilt – choosing fabric, cutting, sewing, and creating a bonus pocket that can be filled with kisses, good wishes, and love notes. In the full day workshop, fussy cutting envelope linings will also be demonstrated as well as using embellishments such as embroidery and applique to personalize the quilt.

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Air Traffic Control – Foundation Paper Piecing 101
Six-hour workshop
Young pilots and paper engineers can snuggle beneath this foundation-pieced pattern. Air Traffic Control is a terrific project for beginners, complete with paper-piecing illustrations and a cutting guide. Bonus instructions included to approach quilt improvisationally and create airplanes in multiple sizes, flying in all directions. What could be more fun?

This six-hour workshop can be tailored to focus on foundation paper piecing or can focus on how to combine aspects of foundation paper piecing with an improvisational approach. Worlds collide!

footnotequilt_front1-e1526931166642.jpg*Footnote Quilt – Creating Magic
Three- or six-hour workshop
Sometimes the best and most important information is found in the footnote. In the *Footnote Quilt workshop, you’ll create one block with no curves but the final result will be gorgeous and unforgettable. It’s like magic. In the three hour workshop, basic block construction, understand- ing contrast and color, and creating multiple blocks will be accomplished. In the six-hour version, delving deeper into controlling the quilt via color and contrast, manipulating the blocks, making the final version even more sophisticated will be learned.

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Personal Library – Creating a Curated Collection
Six-hour workshop
This is a fantastic quilt to build over time, assembling and gathering your favorite book titles and building a magnificent personal collection. In this six-hour workshop, building basic blocks of the quilt will be learned, how to manage all those little pieces, and how to customize the bookshelf to become very personal for you or a loved one. Basics in foundation paper-piecing will be learned as well as hand embroidery. Learning how to customize with markers, selvedges, and other methods will be discussed.

This workshop is excellent for a sewing store that offers embroidery machines as it can be combined with machine embroidery in which the store will provide machines and a professional to help students approach using this method.

Final_Night Hike_12-9_3874CoverWishing Star Quilt – Let Your Improvisational Star Shine!
Three- or six-hour workshop
The Wishing Star Quilt features a relaxed approach to quiltmaking that is both sequenced and improvised. Spend time experiencing the joy of creating string blocks in this three- or six- hour workshop. This pattern encourages us to think outside the box and find a fun, new way of working.

The full day workshop includes a focus on design, delving more deeply into making fabric and color choices.