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Join me in welcoming San Francisco Quilt Guild member, Michelle Trimble to teach Color Contrasts for Maximum Impact.


Class Time & Location

6/9/24, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Coastside Quilt Studio, 1305 Palmetto Avenue, Unit E, Pacifica


Color Contrasts for Maximum Impact

Ever wonder why some quilts sing while other fall flat? While there are multiple factors at play, color choice and placement has a huge effect on the success of your design. In this class, learn basic color theory terminology, then dive into color contrasts that can be leveraged to maximize the impact of your composition. Learn how value affects your perception of a design, and how you can make bright colors “pop” even more depending on your color choice. You will explore these lessons as you create several small raw edge applique compositions which can later be finished as quilted postcards or mug rugs. NOTE: This class is best suited to quilters who have some foundational color theory knowledge.


Students must know how to sew, use a sewing machinge and comfortable sewing a 1/4" seam.


Required Materials For Class:

  • Scrap batting (4) 5" x 6" rectangles
  • Neutral fabric such as white, cream, or gray, (4) 5" x 6" rectangles
  • Pencil/sketchbook (optional)
  • Solid or blender fabric scraps (optional)
  • Sewing machine (4 class sewing machines available, please specify if you need one)


Classroom Tools Supplied:

  • Fabric scissors
  • Rotary cutters
  • Mats
  • Rulers: 3.5" x 18" and 6.5" x 24"
  • Irons/Ironing boards


Materials Fee due to instructor on the day of class: Venmo or Cash accepted

$10 (includes 10 fat eighths of a variety of colors as well as fusible webbing).

Optional purchase of materials to finish a quilted postcard are available ($2 each).


About Michelle

Michelle Trimble pieced her first quilt in college, but waited 20 years to finish it in 2018. Once she rediscovered her love of quilting, she hasn't looked back! She is an active member of both the San Francisco Quilt Guild and Silicon Valley Modern Quilt Guild. Her quilts have hung in national shows such as QuiltCon and AQS Paducah, and won ribbons in local and national quilt shows. She enjoys designing with bold colors and design elements to maximize the "wow" factor, and loves teaching others skills that will help them reach their quilting goals.


Color Contrasts for Maximum Impact w/Michelle T.

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  • Classes cancelled 7 days in advance will receive a full refund. Classes cancelled the week of class will receive 1/2 of the amount back. No refunds will be given for cancellations with 24 hours of the class start time. You may gift your spot to a friend, in which case no refund will be given. Please contact me immediately with the new guests' information.

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