The Hope Diamond and Evalyn Walsh McLean with MJ Kinman

May 20, 2023 (Zoom): 12:30 pm EST- 3:30 pm EST

Carolyn Boice had the chance to talk with MJ Kinman about the trunk show and special class she’s going to present to the Wiltwyck Quilters Guild. Check it out!

Dames & Diamonds Blue Hope Diamond Purple Hope Diamond Hope Diamond

The 18” pattern, inspired by the legendary Hope Diamond, is perfect for the confident beginner. I describe the technique they will learn as traditional piecing using freezer paper as a template. If students can put two pieces of fabric together with a quarter-inch seam allowance, they’ll be able to successfully finish this large block. 

The topics we’ll discuss in class include:

  • The visual clues on each piece that help makers confidently assemble their block
  • Selecting colors and fabric for their diamond. In short, there is no wrong answer to color selection! And I’ll show students how fabric selection can impact the “clarity” of their gem.
  • Assembly techniques and tips (including how to successfully piece curves)
  • Quilting and finishing suggestions

To register email:

Payment method: After registration is confirmed, mail check made payable to “Wiltwyck Quilters Guild” to: Carolyn Boice PO Box 117; Tillson, NY 12486

This is a zoom workshop. Workshop links will be sent out when registrations are complete.

Workshop cost:
Members: $30
Non-members: $35