Instructor

Kojan, Heather
Heather has been sewing since her teens and quilting for more than 25 years. Her first quilt was an Eleanor Burns, Quilt in a Day. Since she had a king sized bed, it made sense for her to make a king sized quilt. Go big or go home, right? That quilt was in shades of mauve and dusty blue (hello mid '80's!) Let's just say, her fabric tastes have changed since then! Heather considers herself a modern quilter, with traditional roots. She is the founder of the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild. She loves speaking to different groups and sharing the modern aesthetic. Heather is foremost a teacher. She teaches modern quilting classes in local shops, guilds and shows across the country. She is a contributing author to the book, Classic Modern Quilts. Heather is also a featured quilter in The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters by Sherri Lynn Wood and 50 Little Gifts published by Lucky Spool. You can frequently find her work in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Magazine, Modern Patchwork Magazine and Curated Quilts Magazine. To see Heather’s work, visit her website, heatherkojan.com, or her Instagram @heatherkojan.

Instructor Workshops

Cactus Bloom Wallhanging: Fun with Half-Rectangle Triangles, #47514

Piecing
Thursday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Grand Gallery Overlook GH
Kojan, Heather
Intermediate, Advanced
$70
Plus Materials Fee

This festive wallhanging will brighten up your home! During class, you'll explore 3 different ways to make half-rectangle triangles - an often tricky shape to work with! Heather will share all of her tips and techniques to make you a HRT Pro!

heatherkojan.com

Viking / Smith Owen

Diamonds on a String Quilt: Use Your Scraps, #47526

Piecing
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Grand Gallery Overlook EF
Kojan, Heather
Intermediate
$70
Plus Materials Fee

Scraps taking over your sewing space? This is the class for you! We'll use up lots of strips of fabric (strings!) to create this bold and dynamic quilt. A little bit of foundation piecing is involved (don't panic - just 1 line of sewing!) and then we're on our way!

heatherkojan.com

Janome

Dresden Rainbow Mini Quilt, #47505

Piecing
Wednesday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Grand Gallery Overlook EF
Kojan, Heather
Intermediate
$70
Plus Materials Fee

This cute mini quilt will certainly brighten up your sewing space (and other places as well!) Heather will share all of her tips and techniques to make sewing up the Dresden a breeze! Start with your favorite charm pack, or work from your stash. Warning: once you make one, you'll want to make more!

heatherkojan.com

Janome

Sold Out

Flying Geese Masterclass!, #47523

Piecing
Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Grand Gallery CD
Kojan, Heather
All Levels
$70
Plus Materials Fee

Do your geese always look like their wings are clipped? Let's fix that! In this skill builder class, we'll explore 5 different ways to make flying geese! We'll discuss when you'll use one method vs another. After class, watch your flying geese soar!

heatherkojan.com

PFAFF / Smith Owen

Sold Out

Half-Square-Triangle Masterclass!, #47506

Piecing
Wednesday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Grand Gallery Overlook EF
Kojan, Heather
All Levels
$70
Plus Materials Fee

This skill-builder class is focused on the most versatile building block in a quilter's bag of tricks: the half-square triangle. Explore 10 different ways to make half-square triangles, learn the math behind it, and play with a collection of tools to help make them more quickly and accurately. Includes foundation piecing, template use, accurate ¼" seams, triangle quilt math plus formulas for up and down-sizing to fit your designs.

heatherkojan.com

Janome

Sold Out

Intro to Interleave Piecing: Learn a New Modern Technique, #47515

Piecing
Thursday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Grand Gallery Overlook GH
Kojan, Heather
All Levels
$70
Plus Materials Fee

One of the coolest new trends in piecing is Interleave. This one will leave your friends wondering "How did they do that?" We'll learn the foundations first, then see how the interplay of simple shapes can make simply amazing patchwork. Once you learn the basics, the sky is the limit with this technique.

heatherkojan.com

Viking / Smith Owen

Sold Out

Modern Irish Chain Quilt: Master Strip Piecing, #47522

Piecing
Friday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Grand Gallery CD
Kojan, Heather
Beginner
$70
Plus Materials Fee

A modern spin on a traditional Irish Chain quilt, this one works up quickly! Choose a handful of solids, or add a print or two into the mix. Heather will share all of her tips on strip piecing - the secret sauce of this quilt.

heatherkojan.com

PFAFF / Smith Owen

Cactus Bloom Wallhanging: Fun with Half-Rectangle Triangles, #47514

Kojan, Heather
Thursday
Grand Gallery Overlook GH

This festive wallhanging will brighten up your home! During class, you'll explore 3 different ways to make half-rectangle triangles - an often tricky shape to work with! Heather will share all of her tips and techniques to make you a HRT Pro!

heatherkojan.com

Viking / Smith Owen

Diamonds on a String Quilt: Use Your Scraps, #47526

Kojan, Heather
Saturday
Grand Gallery Overlook EF

Scraps taking over your sewing space? This is the class for you! We'll use up lots of strips of fabric (strings!) to create this bold and dynamic quilt. A little bit of foundation piecing is involved (don't panic - just 1 line of sewing!) and then we're on our way!

heatherkojan.com

Janome

Dresden Rainbow Mini Quilt, #47505

Kojan, Heather
Wednesday
Grand Gallery Overlook EF

This cute mini quilt will certainly brighten up your sewing space (and other places as well!) Heather will share all of her tips and techniques to make sewing up the Dresden a breeze! Start with your favorite charm pack, or work from your stash. Warning: once you make one, you'll want to make more!

heatherkojan.com

Janome

Flying Geese Masterclass!, #47523

Kojan, Heather
Friday
Grand Gallery CD

Do your geese always look like their wings are clipped? Let's fix that! In this skill builder class, we'll explore 5 different ways to make flying geese! We'll discuss when you'll use one method vs another. After class, watch your flying geese soar!

heatherkojan.com

PFAFF / Smith Owen

Half-Square-Triangle Masterclass!, #47506

Kojan, Heather
Wednesday
Grand Gallery Overlook EF

This skill-builder class is focused on the most versatile building block in a quilter's bag of tricks: the half-square triangle. Explore 10 different ways to make half-square triangles, learn the math behind it, and play with a collection of tools to help make them more quickly and accurately. Includes foundation piecing, template use, accurate ¼" seams, triangle quilt math plus formulas for up and down-sizing to fit your designs.

heatherkojan.com

Janome

Intro to Interleave Piecing: Learn a New Modern Technique, #47515

Kojan, Heather
Thursday
Grand Gallery Overlook GH

One of the coolest new trends in piecing is Interleave. This one will leave your friends wondering "How did they do that?" We'll learn the foundations first, then see how the interplay of simple shapes can make simply amazing patchwork. Once you learn the basics, the sky is the limit with this technique.

heatherkojan.com

Viking / Smith Owen

Modern Irish Chain Quilt: Master Strip Piecing, #47522

Kojan, Heather
Friday
Grand Gallery CD

A modern spin on a traditional Irish Chain quilt, this one works up quickly! Choose a handful of solids, or add a print or two into the mix. Heather will share all of her tips on strip piecing - the secret sauce of this quilt.

heatherkojan.com

PFAFF / Smith Owen