Gyleen Fitzgerald’s “Matchmaker” Workshop: Quick, easy, bold and modern

Gyleen Fitzgerald is one of everyone’s favorite instructors; she has been teaching for years at MAQ and her classes are always popular. On Sunday, July 12, 2015 she will be teaching “Play Modern” a class offered at MAQ last year that filled up so quickly, many did not get the opportunity to sign up. On Saturday, July 11, 2015, she will teach “I Got This (Semi-Mystery)” a new class for MAQ. Gyleen gives a few hints to the mystery in her description of the workshop under “Saturday Classes”

On Friday, July 10, 2015, Gyleen will teach “Matchmaker”, another new workshop for MAQ. Here’s what Gyleen has to say about this class,

Matchmaker is one of my favorites because it teaches the Butterfly Seam and uses large cut shapes.  We’ve been so used to not seeing our fabric, by cutting small shapes, that it’s refreshing to go BIG and BOLD.  It’s the type of quilt that really can be pieced in a weekend, can be made into a bed quilt without much fuss and seems to work with any style or genre of fabric.  My demo pieces use Christmas fabric!  What I can say is – this one doesn’t end up a UFO.  Now that’s says a lot!

Gyleen taught this workshop at Houston and is sharing a few of her students’ works in progress. When we post quilt photos on our MAQ class description pages, you can’t always get a sense of how big or small a block might be, or what the quilt might look like in different colors. In this first photo, I purposely kept the sewing machine in the image so everyone can see how big the pieces are in this quilt. Wouldn’t it be great in one of the large scale prints you’ve been saving for something special?

Here are some other examples,

If you took “Play Modern” with Gyleen, you may already have both tools and book needed for “Matchmaker“.  You may also already have the tool if you took “Seven Sisters”.  You can find more information on Gyleen Fitzgerald’s book for this workshop,  “Polygon Affair…So Easy You’ll Fall in Love”  on her website.

Join Gyleen’s Polygon Affair facebook group to see more photos.


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