April - Lynn Roddy Brown
Lynn Roddy Brown is a sixth generation Texan who has always loved to sew. In the early 1970s, she began tearing pictures of quilts from magazines and did some patchwork with templates, but it was not until 1989 when she lived in Rochester, New York, that she began to quilt seriously.
For the past nine years, she has been a member of a bee that trades blocks for scrap quilts. She loves scrap quilts because it gives her the opportunity to use many different fabrics. She has had three of her quilts hug in the IQA juried show in Houston, two of which were scrap quilts.
Lynn currently lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband, an economics professor at Rice University. She and her husband have also lived in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. They have three mostly grown children (Kim, Wes, and Nancy), one wonderful son-in- law (Craig), and two cherished grandchildren (Lillian and Eli). Lynn has been a seventh-grade science teacher and computer programmer. She received a kidney transplant in January of 2002, for which she is truly grateful. Some of her other hobbies include genealogy and Western swing dancing with her husband.
Texas Two Step Workshop
In this class I would like to teach scrap quilt theory, designing on a wall, and precise piecing. Because the block has a diagonal line, there are many setting possibilities. If you know how to sew a quarter inch seam and use a rotary cutter you may take this class.
I want this to be a no pressure fun day of learning. I have four versions of this quilt. There are many more. I would like for you to bring fabrics from your stash, learn the technique, learn about fabric selection for scrap quilts and then decide if you want to continue with a very scrappy quilt or use one of the other options.
Since all the blocks made in class will be scrap, they could be combined into a donation quilt. This way you don't go home with another unfinished project. Of course, if you love your blocks you will have a good start on an easy to piece quilt. Refer to Choosing Fabric for Scrap Quilts to aid you in selecting scraps for use in class. Refer to the handout “ ” for Texas Two-Step: Wild West Shuffle a supply list for the course.
A variety of sets using the Texas Two-Step block are presented on my web page under Texas Two-Step Workshop . You can http://www.lynnroddybrown.com/Site/Workshops.html click on each thumbnail to see a larger picture along with comments.