Tree of Life Quilt Blocks
Saturday, 22 March 2014
Instructor: Karen LiVecchi -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Description: The half-square triangle is considered one of the most popular building blocks in quilting. This versatile unit is used in many traditional quilt blocks as well as in modern quilt design. In this class, you will learn techniques for making half-square triangles quickly and accurately, and then use these units to piece the Tree of Life quilt block. This simple yet striking block will be used to complete your project as a pillow, a wall hanging, or as part of a larger quilt. Construction of other quilt blocks using the half-square triangles will also be explored.
- Workshop hours: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
- Cost: $45.00
- Preregistration is required. Call 518-327-6241.
Instructor’s Biography: Karen LiVecchi is a retired teacher who has taught Computer Science in the East Moriches Public Schools, as well as adult computer classes, for 25 years. She has a Masters in Educational Computing from SUNY Stony Brook. Over the years Karen has acquired extensive training and leadership expertise in education through various teacher enhancement programs. She has developed and taught several in-service courses for the Teacher Center of the Western Hamptons.
Karen has been a quilter for ten years. She especially enjoys working with traditional patterns. She also enjoys designing and sewing to-scale miniature quilts using Electric Quilt software. Karen teaches quilting workshops for the Eastern Long Island Quilting Guild. As Second Vice President (2012, 2013), she has overseen the Members Teaching Members program, which offers workshops taught by Guild members, and has taught a “teacher prep” workshop to assist members in planning and running a quilting workshop. She has attended several quilting weekends at Frost Valley YMCA and continues to take various quilting workshops to build and hone her skills. Karen keeps up with new trends by subscribing to different quilting magazines, collecting new quilting books, and attending quilt shows. Karen considers herself a life-long learner.