February News

Hi from Katie Pasquini Masopust!

It is the start of a brand new year and I can’t tell yet if it will be a repeat of the last two years or if things are starting to change. I will be doing some teaching so that makes me happy. The first good thing that happened in 2022 is that my new line of fabric with Free Spirit got shipped!! I am having so much fun playing with the fabrics. Here are a few quilts that I made with “DANCE MOVES”. The larger quilt is made from a pattern for the squared quilt by Sam Hunter of Hunter’s Design Studio. A fun pattern with fun fabrics!! The little still life quilts are made from lesson 4 of my Jumpstarting Your Creativity Zoom class. More about that class below. 

For two weeks I will be at Asilomar teaching my From Watercolor to Quilt class the 27th of February to the 4th of March Empty Spools Seminar. Then home for for two weeks then back to teach Jumpstarting Your Creativity from the 20th to 25th of March at Asilomar Empty Spools Seminar. Then a quick turnaround of just 5 days, then to teach at my Alegre Retreat in Gateway Colorado. In May I will be teaching Working in a Series for MISA, Madeline Island School of the Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This class is a great class for exploring your own direction through two or three quilts. I have lots of ideas to move you from your original inspiration to the next in your series and on. Lots of fun and we can play with any technique, composition and color. So wide open but with structure to help keep you focused. 

So join me for some fun in person in the classroom. Email me at katiepm505@gmail.com if you have any questions or interests.

Virtual Zoom-Based Class
Jumpstarting Your Creativity

Starting February 26, 4 PM Pacific Time 4 Sessions: February 26, March 26, April 23, May 28
If you aren’t comfortable doing in-person classes I have a new Jumpstarting Your Creativity class starting February 26th at 4 PM Pacific Time. This is an informative and fun class that you can do from the comfort of your own workspace! Click here to sign up!
Learn the basics of good design and explore exercises to unleash the creative process. Bring out your inner artist and learn to apply the principles to making art quilts.

There are four different lessons, one each month. We will work in a 12-inch square format. These exercises can then be the inspiration for a larger piece. Composition with line and shape will be explored as well as addressing negative space, soft and hard edges, abstraction of realistic inspirations, grid work, still life, etc. I will be demonstrating my ideas for you to watch, then you can try out my ideas or some of your own on your own after the Zoom meeting. 

The two other online classes that I do, Color and Composition (an 8-lesson workshop) and Working in a Series (a 6-piece series workshop) will be starting up again in June. Let me know if you want to be put on the list for a reminder when those classes will be ready for registration.

I hope everyone is coping with this crazy world we all live in and that soon we will all be comfortable meeting again for quilting events. I know that this pandemic has offered me really intense time in my studio and I am thankful for that, not much else, but thankful for that. Keep creating.

love and hugs, katiepm