I am a quilt designer and teacher who is obsessed with curves and, in particular, the Drunkard’s Path Block with its endless design possibilities.
I currently teach a variety of unique curve workshops online, either arranged by me (you can find them here) or by Guilds and groups across the globe (find a list of upcoming gigs below).
Wether you are booking a class and/or a talk for your Guild, looking to offer the customers of your quilt shop an exciting workshop or you are wanting to sew together with a bunch of friends, I’d love to hear from your. You can find my current classes below but I am also very happy to tailor a class for your wants and needs.
I am now taking bookings for in person teaching.
Just contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
|Thistles, Cogs and Caterpillar Wheels||Twice-cut Drunkards Path||Floating Stairs|
|Skinny Inset Strips||Hexibore Quilt||Really Large Petals and Cogs|
The Evolution of a Curve- A talk by Jenny Haynes of Papper, Sax, Sten
Jenny gives shape to curvy quilts and this is a fittingly meandering journey about Jenny’s development as a maker. Her life started in a 70s Sweden with rag rugs and hand-painted bark baskets, via London and a fashion industry that demands that you step on the orange, to a Yorkshire full of Drunkard’s Path quilts with holes and dowels.
It is also a story about the evolution of the curve and how this simple shape is picked up, experimented with and then either discarded (natural selection) or survives to become a building block for something (if Jenny has her way) more elaborate perhaps.
Jenny would say the curve evolves independently and is taking her on a journey rather than the other way around.
After this talk, you can judge for yourselves.
1 hour 30 min (talk and Q&A)
Two-day (three+ three hour) workshop, £1200 (groups of max 30 participants)
One-day (four hour) workshop £800 (groups of max 30 participants)
Time zones and suggested workshop times:
US and Canada- AM until early PM on weekends and weekdays.
Australia, NZ and India- PM on weekends and weekdays
Time zones and suggested lecture times:
Here is a list of guild workshops. Click the links to book or contact them to see if/when they might open ticket sales to non-members.
Saint Louis MQG
May 14th, 9:30-10:15am CDT, Presentation – The Evolution of a Curve. Book here
May 14th, 10:30am-3pm CDT, Skinny Inset Strips
May 15th, 10:30am-3pm CDT, Thistles, Cogs and Caterpillar Wheels
Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association
May 23rd, 9am PT, Presentation – The Evolution of a Curve.
May 24th, 9:am-1pm PT, Skinny Inset Strips. Info from SCVQA here.
Quilters Guild of Dallas
July 9th, 11am CT, Presentation – The Evolution of a Curve.
July 10th, 10am-2:30pm CT, Hexibore Quilt workshop. Contact Quilters Guild of Dallas here.
South Florida MQG
July 23rd, 1-5pm ET, Skinny Inset Strips. Info from SFMQG here.
East Cobb Quilters Guild
August 26th, 10:30am ET, Presentation – The Evolution of a Curve.
August 27th, 11am – 3:30pm ET, Thistles, Cogs and Caterpillar Wheels. Info from ECQG here.
Cambridge Modern Quilt Guild
September 10th, 11am-3:30pm ET, Thistles, Cogs and Caterpillar Wheels Workshop. Contact CMQG here.