Hello! I would love to work with your guild to present my lectures and workshops remotely through Zoom during this pandemic. Virtual lectures will be PowerPoint presentations with question and answer time. Workshops will be live with demos and one on one assistance.

Your organization can bring new learning experiences to your members virtually and they can attend from the comfort of their own home sewing space.

Below find a list of lecture and teaching topics and their contents.

If you are interest and want to know more details, please contact me at carolina.oneto@gmail.com

Caro oneto

Lectures

Playing with color Value: lecture about how I use color value to create my quilts and designs. How Color value can be a key design element.

 

Friends of Colors: In this lecture we will talk about color theory and how we can create a color palette following 4 simple steps.

2-3 hours workshop

Organic shapes: In this class I will teach you how to make curved shapes with your sewing machine! I explain step by step, in detail, how to make these beautiful shapes, which will give you the possibility to freely create shapes on your quilts! It is not Appliqué. In addition, I will show you 3 variants of these forms (one form on top of another, one form next to another and one form within another) and I will give you ideas to inspire you in your next creations!

EPP + Curves + Transparency effect : In this workshop I will teach you how to use the EPP technique for any design you want to create. We will use this traditional technique in a more versatile and free way, opening the possibility of use infinitely. We will play with color and transparency effect to make it even more entertaining. I invite you to join and discover how to use EPP with any design and shape! In this class we will sew by hand, not with sewing machine.

4 hours workshop

Curves and transparencies: In this workshop the assistant  will make a mini quilt top, where we will design it from scratch. Then we will talk about Color Theory and how we can create a Transparency effect with color and fabrics.I will teach you how to cut fabrics with complex shapes and to join these curved shapes by machine.

Playing with color value: In this workshop you will learn to play with color value in order to design your own quilts. First we will design a block, which will be the one we will use in our design. Then I will teach you different strategies on how to use the value as a design variable. Finally, I will teach you to plan and organize the creation of your quilt, based on your design.This is not a sewing class, it is a design class. I will give you prior to the class, the material that we will use during the class. It is necessary to have colored pencils.

Comments about the Workshops

“I really enjoyed the organic shapes workshop.  Carolina is a good teacher.   The instructions were clear as were the videos and live explanations.  I liked how we were divided into rooms and she dropped in often to answer questions and give help.  I love the process and will experiment more with it in the future.   Karen Bean Maine Modern Quilters”

 

“I was one of thirty plus quilters who took Carolina Oneto’s “Organic Shapes Workshop” by Zoom this past weekend.  It was a wonderful workshop.  Several weeks before the workshop, Carolina emailed us clear preparation instructions, including a short video, and encouraged us to print out the method instructions beforehand, so we were ready when she began.  Carolina is an excellent enthusiastic teacher.  She worked with us in the large group as well as small breakout rooms.  It was very exciting to be able to finish two organic shapes in the time of the workshop and even more important to understand the concepts.  She encouraged us to play and try new things with her method.  Thank you Carolina for an excellent workshop! Patty Weidler, Maine”

 

“Maine Modern Quilters attended a wonderful workshop, Organic Shapes by Carolina Oneto at the end of February 2021. One of the best workshops attended recently with clear instructions and fun interactions between our members and Carolina. The technique presented was so unique but easy to accomplish creating a practice piece during our time together. We look forward to taking more workshops!” MaryAnn Cugini, VP Special Events

 

“This was my first Zoom sewing class.   It was fantastic!   – A fun method to make organic shapes from a talented teacher who was patient and helpful.   The chance to actually make something pretty in the breakout room was just great!   And i will have a table runner rather than just another unfinished object!   Thank you, Carolina!” Cindy Giroux

 

“My guild CCTMQG hosted a Zoom Workshop on Organic Shapes with Carolina Oneto and it was wonderful.  Carolina is very good at showing you how to do all the steps before you start, then she broke us up into smaller groups to work on the steps and she came in several times to answer questions and check on how everyone was doing.  She was very patient and understanding explaining answers to questions so everyone understood the steps.  She had handouts for us too which was very helpful in prep for the class and so you could look them over before the workshop.  Everyone enjoyed the workshop and I look forward to seeing all the awesome organic shapes pieces in our upcoming show & tells.  I highly recommend Carolina for workshops, I look forward to taking more of her classes” Debbie D’Angelo, President of CCTMQG