FEBRUARY 5-6, 2022. Convergence quilts are magical, fast, easy, and VERY fun! This course will cover the first of four Convergence methods - the Harmonic Convergence. By using only four squares of fabric, an amazing and magical artful wall quilt emerges.
FEBRUARY 5-6, 2022 - Saturday/Sunday
Convergence quilts are magical, fast, easy, and VERY fun! This course will cover the first of four Convergence methods - the Harmonic Convergence. By using only four squares of fabric, an amazing and magical artful wall quilt emerges. Convergence all began when Ricky discovered how to use multi-colored hand-dyed fabrics. Many of his convergence quilt ONLY use these fabrics, but for this class, you will be encouraged to use two squares of multi-colored fabrics and mix them with fabrics of your own. Most students who push through these two days with determination will finish their quilt tops - so there’s no UFO (unfinished object).
WARNING: Convergence quilts are known to be addictive. Once you learn the process and start seeing the possibilities, you may want to make several versions. They really are fast and fun, and they are great for both traditional and contemporary quilters who would enjoy making a quick, fun, and artful project.
This small wall quilt will measure approximately 30"-32" depending on some of the makers choices, but guidance will be offered for making future versions in any size you want.
Class will begin with pre-produced videos that you can watch at your own convenience. Then, at 9AM, Noon, and 6PM each day (mountain time), there will be LIVE interaction via Zoom. The Zoom sessions will be recorded so if you can't make the LIVE events, they will post as soon as they are processed and uploaded.
There will be photo-sharing opportunities for you to receive guidance and suggestions from Ricky. This process is covered in the class.
There are two class purchase options
Order KIT plus CLASS HERE $69
Purchase the multi-colored hand-dyed fabric KIT from the Ricky Tims Online Store. This purchase includes one-yard of the fabric and free shipping within the USA (an approximate $35 value!) You will then be sent, via email, with instructions and a coupon code for free registration to the online class.
Sign up for the class here/now using ADD TO CART if you choose to use your own fabrics. Multi-colored fabrics (such as some batiks) will be a great jumping off spot. See Fabric Requirements below.
Review the image gallery above for inspiration on choosing your fabrics.
The body of this quilt uses four 16” squares of fabric. Students choosing to use the kit fabric will be urged to use at least 2 squares (of the four squares needed) The other two will be the student’s choice. Sometimes a large-scale theme print will work well. Other times, fabrics that mix and blend well with the kit fabric make good choices. In essence, it is impossible to plan how these quilts will look. They are a mystery until they are cut up and sewn together. Students using their own fabrics may use four different fabrics. Large theme print fabrics work well, but are not essential.
The first day of class is learning to cut and assemble the body of the quilt. The second day is all about the borders. The borders MAKE the quilt and there are endless possibilities. Ricky will give suggestions and guidance on how to give your quilt a fun and innovative border. No two will be alike.