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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. Ellee says:

    Someday I’d like to take a watercolor dyeing class with Krista Fleckenstein.

  2. Jill Spencer says:

    The screen printing looks fun. I’d like to take that class with Karen Lewis.

  3. Marty Askins says:

    Your screen printing looks great. It looks like everyone was having a lot of fun.

  4. Marty Askins says:

    I would love to take a class with you.

  5. Dee says:

    Yvoone@quiltingjetgirl of course!!

  6. spierssusan says:

    Yes, you Yvonne! I love your perspective in making & quilting quilts! Thank you, Susan

  7. Jodie says:

    That is a class I would like to take as well. It looks like a lot of fun!

  8. conwaykath says:

    Cool beans. Perfect attendance! My brain is like that at classes too. Super idea about giveaways using that widget.

  9. Perfect attendance, that’s awesome! Your screen printing looks perfectly spaced, how did you do that?

  10. Bambi Pearson says:

    I’m sure a class with you would help me explore the more modern aspects of quilt designing.

  11. Becky says:

    You, of course!

  12. MH says:

    Thank you for the chance to win. I am planning to go to Quilt Con next year.

  13. Sandy Allen says:

    I would love to take a class with you, of course, and Any Smart would be another!

  14. Sharon B says:

    I would love to take a class with Kim Diehl.

  15. Alida says:

    I am sure you would be a fantastic instructor!! Thanks for sharing your experience at QuiltCon for all of us that didn’t get the chance to go!

  16. Lori Smanski says:

    I would love to take a class with Pat Sloan or Christa Watson
    Looks like you had a fantastic time.

  17. I would love to go too.

  18. jayne says:

    Screen printing is something I have wanted to try for a long time, so Karen Lewis. I think I’d go with simple and neutral designs just as you did!

  19. I would enjoy taking a class from Christina Cameli.

  20. Brita says:

    I wish Patricia Campbell was still around. I think it would be fun to take a class with Eleanor Burns or Ricky Tims.

  21. sue7oaks says:

    Lucky you to get a chance to take this class ! Fabric printing is definitely something I want to try!

  22. Sue says:

    I’d love to take a class with you!

  23. Liz W. says:

    That looks sooo cool! I love that resulting fabric. It’s fascinating to see this, I honestly have no idea how screen printing works at all.

  24. I would like to take a class with Amy Smart or Pat Sloan.

  25. Doris M. says:

    Looking forward to attending QuiltCon in Nashville next year.

  26. Nadine W. says:

    I’d like to take a class from you! Screen printing can be so very pretty ………….. and intimidating to those of us that are reluctant to try new things.

  27. Ben says:

    Love the white-on-white stars!

  28. Ben says:

    Oh, and I’d love to take a class by Christine Perrigo.

  29. jeanne e. says:

    i would love to take a class from Carolyn Friedlander or Wild Boho (Nicole Vogelsinger). 🙂

  30. Lynda H says:

    I have been going to Quilt Con every other year…..I live in the PNW so I go East!

  31. Melody Lutz says:

    I think your glasses are Turbo Charged!!! I saw your amazing quilts at Quiltcon. When looking at the background filler loops on Spiraling Petals…I thought her glasses are turbo charged or she uses a microscope to quilt it. It was so teeny tiny, loops so close, happy and pretty. You have inspired me to give them a try!

  32. Melody Lutz says:

    PS…When will YOU be teaching at Quiltcon? I’m waiting…

  33. Julie J Vogel says:

    I love the blue hearts! I am a blue girl! And if I could attend Quiltcon I would want to take a class from YOU!

  34. Janet T says:

    I don’t know what classes are offered, but I have wanted learn screenprinting. Sounds like a good class.

  35. Kathy E. says:

    Oh, you look like you were having fun! You look good in scissors! Ha! I’d love to take a FMQ class from Leah Day. duchick at mchsi dot com

  36. Kristie Cook says:

    That screen printing class looks like it would be fun! I’d also like to take a free motion quilting class if it was available. Love your prints!

  37. Susan Stanton says:

    Any class would be awesome and perhaps one with Amy Smart!

  38. Kathy Cummings says:

    I’m not sure of the options, but maybe a Bernina rep!!! Thank you!!

  39. Becky says:

    Well…I’m sorry, but I can’t pick just one. So many are in a dead heat to be my favorite. But a few would be you, Jackie Kunkel, Angela Walters, and Christina Cameli.

  40. Lee says:

    Free motion quilting would be a great class for me!

  41. nancyangerer says:

    You, Pat Sloan, Angela Walters …….. too many making it hard to narrow down to just one.

  42. Ann D says:

    I think that I would receive great instruction from any one in the quilt world. Love your screen prints. You must not have been too goofy to have come up with some fun fabric to play with.

  43. Angela J Short says:

    I’d like to take a class with you. I haven’t ever been to Quilt on, but I’d like to someday. Have a fun day!! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

  44. Rita Long says:

    A class with you would be great

  45. shoshana says:

    you or cheryl from meadow mist designs, or maybe angela walters

  46. Jenni Hunt says:

    Oh I have so much to learn – the trick would be choosing which classes I needed most! Right now that would probably be free motion quilting, but sometime soon I’d like to learn how to do needle turn applique also.

  47. Love the new glasses frames!! And the screen printing, what a great chance to be in that class, looks like it was huge fun.

  48. Hmmmm…… probably someone who teaches beginner long arm quilting since I am really trying to work on that this year.

  49. Kathie L says:

    I’D like to take a fabric dying class.

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