We are happy to host a summertime guest teacher at Bear Patch. Reed Johnson is an experienced quilt designer and teacher. Here's a little from his own description:
"I was a lawyer for 35 years and did quilting the past 15 years as a stress reliever. About 1.5 years ago, I decided to pursue quilting full time. I started a pattern company called Blue Bear Quilts. I became a certified Quilt in a Day Instructor. I love teaching and assisting students in learning something new. I love encouraging them and seeing their delight when they have accomplished something that they didn’t think they can do. I am a calm and patient instructor. I like to make the class fun."
As soon as we saw the "Watermelon Patch" quilt, we knew it was the right one for Bear Patch! After all, the Bear Paw blocks in the quilt can be found in our logo! Reed's pattern uses a layout that creates an interesting frame. Reed's sample uses the watermelon fabrics, but we will not have kits. Instead, we will help you with fabric choices to make your own unique quilt.
We think you will enjoy a new face in our teaching crew!
Class fee includes pattern
Supply list given with class payment. Rotary experience. Machine pieced. Top only.