Sunday, October 2, 2011

Carol Doak - Quilting in the Highlands Teacher

Over the next few weeks we will be introducing you to our teachers for Quilting in the Highlands, Berrima Patchwork's  4 day retreat with 5 award winning teachers takes place on the 28th July till 31st July 2012. Carol Doak 50 Little Paper-pieced blocks
Carol Doak is one of our International Teachers that will be joining us for Quilting in the Highlands. Carol is very well known in the quilting industry, author of a sizable collection of popular quilting books with over One Million in print! In December she is releasing her latest book 50 Little Paper-Piece Blocks.
Carol has raised the popularity of paper piecing, her trademark technique, to heights never before seen in the world of quiltmaking. One of Carol's books that I am a absolute fan of is her Your First Quilt Book (or it should be!).  
Carol lives in Salem, New Hampshire, where she claims the cold winters give her plenty of reason to stockpile a fabric stash for insulation purposes!
If you have every wanted to learn paper piecing Carol Doak is the master in this field.
Carol will be teaching two classes for us. On the Saturday and Sunday she will be teaching Diamond Delight (pictured below right). This is the Diamond Delight quilt from Carol's book, Mariner's Compass Stars. The Australia block is featured in this quilt and set in full, halves and quarters to produce a dramatic diamond. On Monday and Tuesday Carol will be teaching Bright Star (pictured below left). Using a wall-quilt design from Carol's book, Simply Sensational 9-Patch Stars, begin to paper-piece this 36" wall quilt using simple foundations to create dramatic 9-patch star blocks that produce this striking medallion style quilt. This is a perfect workshop quilt and very different from the Diamond Delight as it is based upon square units.
In either of these classes you will learn paper piecing skills that produce speed, accuracy and most of all enjoy the process! 
Bright StarDiamond Delight

More information about Quilting in the Highlands can be found at
To learn more about Carol check out her website http:// 
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