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QuiltCon 2018: Screen Printing with Karen Lewis & Giveaways!

I had the pleasure of taking a 3 hour screen printing class from Karen Lewis on Saturday night (6-9pm) at QuiltCon this year. I signed up to take the class with my friend Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs, and thankfully she over-prepared her materials for the class. I purchased materials from Karen but then spaced entirely on everything else I needed for the class. Whoopsi! Thanks, Cheryl!!

I was lucky to sit between Cheryl and Merel, who happened to catch me acting a bit late night goofy. I mean, those scissors would make very fashionable glasses, wouldn’t they?

First Test Print

First Test Print

I wasn’t sure if my brain was going to allow me to function at a level to do much in the class, but after doodling and toying around with different ideas, I finally went for a linear star design for my first attempt.

First Print

First Print

I decided to go for a white on white (well, Kona Snow) print as I felt it would be much more likely that I would use the fabric after the fact. I really love how it turned out!

Second Test Print

Second Test Print

Speaking of love, I decided to try my hand at some hearts for my second print.

Second Print

Second Print

And I tried my best to do an ombré fade from white to black and back out again. It got a bit messy, but boy was it a lot of fun!

Perfect Attendance

Perfect Attendance

And speaking of a lot of fun, I received this awesome hexagon template from the MQG for my perfect QuiltCon attendance for the first 5 years that it has been held.


Which brings me to the super fun part of this post: I have 4 different giveaway bundles available! Note that due to shipping costs, I am limiting these giveaways to US addresses only.

I have 2 QuiltCon Goodie bags and 2 sets of Better Homes and Gardens quilting magazines to give away. Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter to win. By entering, you acknowledge that you are 18 years of age or older and that you have a US shipping address. The giveaway is open through Monday, March 5th at 11:59 PM Eastern, and winners will be selected randomly and emailed within 24 hours. Winners will have 48 hours to reply to the email to claim their giveaway or a new winner will be randomly selected. Good luck!

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83 thoughts on “QuiltCon 2018: Screen Printing with Karen Lewis & Giveaways!

  1. Ann O. says:

    That is a really difficult question! Jacquie Gering or Maria Shell come to mind first, but there are many many others as well. I plan to attend next year, so we’ll see if I will get my wish!

  2. Amy L says:

    I would love to take a class from Debbie Jeske or Allison Glass.

  3. Carol says:

    Your prints look great. I would enjoy a class from so many people! How about Sheri from Whole Circle Studio?

  4. I love the star print. Well done. I’m counting on the stars aligning someday and that I’ll get to QuiltCon. There are so many instructors I’d love to take a class from, but I’d love a class with Angela Walters to work on my free motion quilting.

  5. It was so much fun hanging out with you in class! Congrats on the great perfect attendance hexie!

  6. Jess says:

    Carolyn Friedlander! At first I thought those stars were an addition to the photo. Love!!

  7. Becca says:

    I think I’d like to take class by Christa Watson. But This looks like a cool class!

  8. Kathleen McCormick says:

    So hard to say…. I think Christa Watson or Angela Waters. Love machine quilting but really afraid of all over free motion. I can do micro but macro is hard for me.

  9. Nancy says:

    Angela Walters!

  10. Yolanda says:

    Pamela wiley and dimensional quilting

  11. Janet Sabol says:

    It’s something I’ve been dreaming about–going to QuiltCon–maybe in a couple of years?!? I’d love to take classes from Angela Walters and/or Jacquie Gering. I follow both of them.

  12. Sandy K says:

    I would love to take a class with you.

  13. Vicki H says:

    A class with Angela Waters.

  14. Pat T. says:

    Congratulations on 5 years of fun at QuiltCon! (What a nice acknowledgement from MQG!)
    Your screen printed fabrics look great!
    I would like to take a class in fabric printing, too! It seems like SO much fun…
    I have no idea who I would want as the instructor, though… I’m such a novice!
    (I just bought Krista Fleckenstein’s book, Beyond Cotton… maybe a class with her???)
    I’m looking forward to seeing what you do with your new, printed fabrics… and if it’s just the start of something new for you!
    Pat T.

  15. Kaja says:

    It’s so unlikely to happen that I don’t think about what I would do at QuiltCon, but I love seeing what other people get up to. Your fabric printing looks like a lot of fun.

  16. Cocoa Quilts says:

    I would love to take the class you took with Karen Lewis. That fabric turned out beautiful.

  17. kaholly says:

    Christina Camilla!

  18. I would love to have some swag from the show. I almost went this year, but alas, I visited my parents in L.A. one week too early! That class looks so fun. What was the material you used to draw those ombre hearts?

  19. Nancy N says:

    Christa Watson would be my first choice.

  20. Pam says:

    I’d actually like to take a class from you Yvonne. I’ve been admiring your transparency quilts! Thanks for the post on screenprinting. This looks like fun!

  21. Tina says:

    Angela Walters!

  22. Rochelle Summers says:

    Angela Walters would be one of my choices. I’ve also wanted some classes on color. I enjoyed your screen printing photos and those scissor glasses are too cute.

  23. Patti A. says:

    I don’t think my quilting is quite up to par with yours but I would sure like to take a class from you.

  24. Mary O. says:

    Chawne Kimber would be a teacher high on my list. Do you plan on teaching someday at QuiltCon? I am already planning on Austin in 2020, just a few hours away from me. It would be great to see your name on the teacher list. I loved seeing the photos of you with all your quilts at QuiltCon2018!

  25. Sarah J says:

    Love your screen prints! I don’t even know who I would choose– so many great people to choose from! I would love to learn paper piecing, so a class on that would be amazing!

  26. Ack! I realized w never took a photo together!!! Next year for sure! 🙂 hope you are feeling better!

  27. Christi says:

    Maybe Allison Glass but if Sharon Stone was there that might be fun.

  28. Lisa Marie says:

    Angela Walters.

  29. Patty says:

    Thanks for the chance to win a goodie bag. Right now, I’d love to take a class with Amy Friend or Violet Craft!

  30. Tami Von Zalez says:

    I’ve never been to a Quiltcon so I don’t know any of the instructors. I would like to take a class from YOU.

  31. Lindsay says:

    You are so generous to share your goodies with us! I did some screen printing a few years back and it was so much fun. Now I’m wondering why I never did it again!

  32. helen says:

    if by any chance I won this, I will rustle up a US shipping address.

  33. I love the star prints. You will definitely get to use that fabric.
    I think I have the same orange folding scissors. I’ll remember them next time I need glasses. 🙂

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