Hello sewing and quilting friends!

September 4, 2018
A gentle reminder that this week is Quilt Expo (Sept. 6-8) and I hope to see you there! I've been so busy getting ready that I'm going to keep things short and sweet this week.

At the show you can buy a ticket to my Sew Clothing That Displays Your Creativity! lectures at 1pm on Thursday and Saturday, and my Creative Clothing Class Fashion Show at 1pm on Friday.

Tickets are on sale now for the Uncommon Threads Runway Fashion Show and Luncheon at the Q Center in St. Charles, IL on Sunday, October 21, 2018.

I am lucky enough to have a collection of my wool garments in this glorious event! After the fashion show, runway garments and more from all the artists are available to purchase in the adjoining Marketplace.

A percentage of proceeds benefit the Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles.

Tickets are $65 for the luncheon and Fashion Show. Click here to buy your ticket.
Buy a ticket!


Creative Clothing Class

@ Gayfeather Fabrics

Beginning Saturday, September 15


A new year of Creative Clothing begins at Gayfeather Fabrics, 1521 Williamson Street in Madison on September 15.

If you would like to participate in the first 3-month cluster of the class, the assignments are available now. Call Lorraine at (608) 467-9108 to register. For more information and to see the syllabus, see the listing on the calendar section of my website.

Design Essentials I

@ Mill House Quilts

Beginning Saturday, September 22


Design Essentials I series classes at Mill House Quilts in Waunakee will begin on September 22, 2018 from 9:30-12:30.

This is a series of 7 classes - once a month for 7 months - for which we do exercises focusing on Design Elements and Principles such as Value, Scale, Balance, and Color.

Class time is focused on learning to critique exercises, and to learn from what we have done at home. Subsequent classes are Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 15, 2018, and Jan.12, Feb. 16, Mar. 16, 2019.

To register on the Mill House Quilts website, click here.
Register for Design Essentials I

Collage Curves Mini Quilts Class

@ Mill House Quilts

Beginning Friday, October 5


Mill House Quilts will host this one-day class on Friday, October 5th to make one of Lorraine's four 15" square Collage Curves Mini Quilt patterns. Designs include curvy shapes with raw edges covered with self-made bias tape, a new approach to foundation piecing and design considerations.

One free Mini Quilt pattern of your choice included in class. More available at Mill House Quilts.  Kits available for $30 or bring your own fabric. Class runs from 9:30-3:30. Supply list is available upon registering.
Register for Collage Curves

Patterns and Products

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Sew Clothing That Displays Your Creativity

@ Quilt Expo

Thursday, September 6, 1p.m.
Saturday, September 8, 1p.m.


The huge and wonderful Quilt Expo is in Madison again this week -September 6, 7 and 8, 2018 - at the Alliant Energy Center. There will be a high quality Quilt Exhibit and competition, a collection of additional exhibits, one-of-a kind vendors, classes, lectures and more to delight and inspire you!

My part in all of this will be a one-hour lecture called "Sew Clothing That Displays Your Creativity" offered at 1 pm on Thursday and Saturday.

Buy tickets at the show!

Creative Clothing Class Fashion Show

@ Quilt Expo


Friday, September 7, 1p.m.


At 1 pm Friday, I will present a Fashion Show with the students from my Creative Clothing class at Gayfeather Fabrics in Madison. In this popular one hour show, the students will model the garments they made from my monthly assignments throughout the last year from September, 2017 through May, 2018.

This is a collection of real women with a variety of shapes and sizes, styles and skill levels, but all with an abundance of creativity and enthusiasm for fashion!

Buy tickets at the show!
Until next time, keep creating!

Lorraine Torrence Designs offers patterns, fabric, books, ideas and more to help, teach, and inspire you in your quilting making and creative Garment making. Join me for learning, fabric lust, and love of everything fiber!

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