Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 9:00 AM EDT
Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 4:00 PM EDT

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The Green Apricot Studio 
1200 Meredith Park Drive
McDonough, GA 30253

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Angela Gubler 
The Green Apricot 

Palettes to Points: Quilt Design with Lee Monroe of May Chappell

Lee Monroe is the creative brain behind the pattern company, May Chappell.  Lee has been creating since she first discovered crayons at age 2! She’s from a family of quilters and learned everything from her mother, affectionately known as The Guru. She loves all things fabric—from zippy pouch to queen size quilt—and everything in between. With a love of color and bold graphic shapes, Lee enjoys designing patterns and teaching all types of classes, while sharing her adventures on her blog, www.maychappell.com. She is a trained graphic designer which shows in her clean aesthetic. Her work has appeared in multiple publications, including Stitch, Quiltmaker & Modern Patchwork. Lee is also a BERNINA Ambassador and Craftsy instructor. She is President of the Triad Modern Quilt Guild. Lee lives in beautiful North Carolina with Mack the Chihuahua.

The most important part of creating to me is to be able to give form to all of the things that are floating around inside of me.  With that in mind, I am really excited to have Lee Monroe return to The Green Apricot for Palettes to Points: Quilt Design.  We'll begin with a dinner lecture on color theory on Thursday evening, then jump right into a two-day class on block design on Friday and Saturday.  With color palettes fresh in your mind, you'll move right to design elements, and how to make it all come together.  Leave with a finished block of your own design and making that you can finish off as a mini or pillow, or continue on to make a larger project.  Dinner is included on Thursday, as is lunch on both Friday and Saturday.  As a fun bonus, Lee is offering to teach her Cased/Clutched pattern on Saturday evening, and all those who register for Palettes to Points by August 14, 2017 get first dibs on a spot.

Understanding the Rainbow Color Lecture and Dinner- Thursday, Oct 26, 6:30-9:30pm
Do you love color? But sometimes feel intimidated by fabric selection? You will learn the basics of color theory and how those concepts lead to better quilts! There will be lots of quilty eye candy showing the different types of palettes that you can use. You’ll leave armed with many tools to pull fabrics for your next project. This class is great for all levels of sewists. (This event takes place at the Hilton Garden Inn in McDonough, GA.  EDIT- The location of this event has changed to The Green Apricot studio.) Just want to attend the dinner lecture?  Click here to register.

From Concept to Precision Points: Designing a Quilt Block- Friday-Saturday, Oct 27-28, 9am-4pm
Step up your piecing game! This class will focus on improving techniques and learning multiple ways to create block elements with the basics; half square triangles, flying geese and square in a square. There will be lots of tips on making these units precise as well as ways to attach these units together with perfect points. We will talk block design and create our own blocks with the elements. We will discuss how color and value interact within the design and can create secondary designs. This is a two day workshop that is great for confident beginners to intermediate level sewists. (This event takes place at The Green Apricot studio in McDonough, GA.)

Cased/Clutched- Saturday, Oct 28, 5-7pm  This class is an optional add-on class.  When you register for Palettes to Points, you will receive an email with a link to register for Cased/Clutched.
Have you always wanted to make one of those cool bags with a hard frame? Well, this is the class for you! We will sew up and learn all kinds of tips for attaching the frame. Great for confident beginners! You can make either the Clutched or Cased size in class. $35 per person, or 6 Member hours.  Click here to register.  (This event takes place at The Green Apricot studio in McDonough, GA.)

Traveling from out of town for this event?  Why not stay at the Hilton Garden Inn in McDonough?  Mention The Green Apricot for a group rate of $109/night for a double queen room.  678-827-7220, after August 2, 2017.

Palettes to Points: Quilt Design with Lee Monroe includes dinner lecture on Thursday evening and two-day class Friday to Saturday.  Dinner on Thursday and lunch on Friday and Saturday are included.  $260 per person.  Click "Register Now" to reserve your spot.