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Karla Overland
Karla Overland owns Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabrics, maker of high-quality cotton for quilting and garment sewing. She has been sewing for 40 years, starting with 4H garments and moving to wedding gown alterations and quilting in college. In her studies to become a Graphic Designer, she took the color theory courses that proved to be vital to her career. In 2000, serendipity led Karla to Cherrywood and she has been dyeing a little every day since! She formulates color gradations, designs and writes quilt patterns, and sews most of the samples for her business. Karla created The Cherrywood Challenge in 2014 and it has blossomed into a global exhibit. She has self-published four books about the challenges, and gives presentations at national quilt shows.

STITCHES Midwest 2019 Classes
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Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1478 Intermediate Woven Wave Vest Take gorgeous hand-dyed Cherrywood Fabric and create a checkerboard in a gradation of color. This technique is perfect for creating fabrics for garments or quilts. Please bring your favorite vest pattern or purchase one from Karla; it determines the size your piece. Kits include pre-fused fabric to stabilize your work to take home. You will not complete the vest, but will learn the technique and be able to finish at home.

Note: Sewing machines provided for use in class.
Saturday 9:00 am - 10:30 am
1476 Easy Color Bubbles What are your thoughts about color?

We will create "thought bubbles" of 36 colors and learn about color theory while Karla Overland of Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabrics shares her thoughts on color.

You will play with the rich, saturated color circles that are pre-fused, die-cut, and ready to go in the class kit.The 18-inch block will look great in a frame or turned into a pillow for a constant reminder of the beauty in the rainbow-spectrum of color.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
1477 Intermediate Cherry Roll Vine Give your left brain a "coffee break" with a wall-hanging that looks more complex than it is! The simplicity of the design is enhanced by gorgeous, rich colors of hand-dyed fabric. This project gets a jump-start with the die-cut strips provided in the kit.

Karla will teach raw-edge applique with a satin-stitch or zig-zag finish using variegated thread. Design techniques, variations and color theory will be discussed throughout the class. Some students may finish the top by the end of class. Finishing techniques will be discussed to complete the hanging at home, including zig-zag quilting. Design variations will be discussed, as well as color theory and Karla's unique dyeing process.

Note: Sewing machines provided for use in class.