Liz Granberg-Jerome

Liz Granberg-Jerome

Liz Granberg-Jerome, custom quilter, teacher, designer, and owner of Gypsy Dreamer Quilts, was born and raised in California, but considers herself a Kansan after moving to raise her three children here over 30 years ago. She started quilting in 2006 while caring for her elderly father and quickly made the transition from a lifetime of sewing to becoming passionate about quilting. Her quilts have a flavor all their own as she creates unique layouts and color play for one-of-a-kind quilts.
Liz was inspired by a friend in 2010 to try her hand at a One Block Wonder quilt, made with 60 degree triangles. In 2015, she joined the One Block Wonder Forum on Facebook and was reinspired to try it again. Quilters mentioned using panels to make OBWs and Liz took this idea and ran with it, creating her own twist with the Hexified Panel Quilts. Two of her quilts appear in One Block Wonders of the World by Maxine Rosenthal & Linda Bardes, released in 2017 by C&T Publishing. Liz is a guest quilt artist for Timeless Treasures Fabrics and has made three quilts for them—In the Garden and Tuscan Poppies were shared on the Timeless Treasures blog and across social media, and Dancing in the Moonlight hung in their vendor booth as a sample at the 2018 International Quilt Market in Portland, Oregon.
Liz lives in Baldwin City, Kansas, with her husband Leslie, whom she met at a quilting retreat in 2016 when he attended her Hexified Panel Quilt workshop. Together they are creating works of art as they continue to stretch the boundaries of the original One Block Wonder technique.

Adventures with 60 Degree Triangle Quilts Trunk Show
Wednesday, June 12 2:00 – 3:30
Join Liz as she takes you through her journey using 60 degree triangles to make kaleidoscopic hexies that produced a variety of quilts. Her journey touches on One Block Wonders, Stack-and-Whacks, and has evolved into her original design Hexified Panel Quilts, a hybrid that merges techniques learned along the way. Using panels to create kaleidoscopic quilts opened a whole new world of design and artistry as every quilt is completely different. These quilts will change the way you look at panels forevermore!
Supply list:
Pen/Pencil and notebook
Beginning Free Motion Quilting On a Domestic Sewing Machine
Wednesday, June 12 8:00 – 11:00
Do you want to free motion quilt on your sewing machine? Get your feet wet right away with a class challenge to write with thread! Get lots of tips as you learn there is more to it than just sitting down at a machine. This introductory class will provide you with information on thread and needle choices, marking your quilt, batting choices, and ways to prepare your quilt for quilting. Pin a small quilt sandwich and then dive into practice free-motion stitch in the ditch, loops, curves, and more.Kit: $15 paid to Liz at time of class, includes handouts and fabric sandwich for practice.
Supply list:
#1 curved safety pins, pkg of 100—please open all pins before class
blue 2” painters tape
thread snips/scissors
quilting gloves, finger cots, grips—something for traction for your hands while quilting
one (1) 18×22” quilt sandwich of medium to dark solid or tone-on-tone so your quilting will show; cotton or low-loft poly batting preferred
chalk pencil (Bohin mechanical white chalk pencil or similar) and blue water-soluble pen
pen/pencil and notebook
Intermediate Free Motion Quilting On a Domestic Sewing Machine
Thursday, June 13 3:00 – 6:00 pm
Creating interesting design elements in your free motion quilting on a domestic machine can bring your quilts to life. Use free motion doodles, stencils, or designs from the plethora of free motion quilting books—alone or in combination—to spark your imagination. Explore ways to transfer designs to your quilts from stencils and books. Practice combining these ideas and more to create your own unique style.Kit: $15 – includes handouts and fabric sandwich for practice. To be paid to Liz at time of class.Supply list:
#1 curved safety pins, pkg of 100—please open all pins before class
blue 2” painters tape
thread snips/scissors
quilting gloves, finger cots, grips—something for traction for your hands while quilting
one (1) 18×22” quilt sandwich of medium to dark solid or tone-on-tone so your quilting will show; cotton or low-loft poly batting preferred
chalk pencil (Bohin mechanical white chalk pencil or similar) and blue water-soluble pen
pen/pencil and notebook
Mini Hexified Panel Quilt Workshop
Saturday, June 15 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Hexified Panel Quilts are made by using six layers of a specific fabric block or panel that are cut into strips and then subcut into sets of 6 identical 60º triangles. These triangle sets are then stitched into hexagons that are arranged around the seventh matching uncut block or panel. You may choose from a variety of pre-cut kits that include ~15 sets of six triangles ready to stitch together as directed and then arrange around a seventh matching block. This workshop will guide you through stitching and arranging your hexies, and sewing the panel into the overall design for a dynamic mini-quilt. Layering six panels and cutting the triangle sets will be demonstrated during the workshop. Get ready for a fun time that will change how you look at panels forevermore!
Kit: $35 – includes handouts, a pre-cut hexified panel quilt kit with 15 sets of 6 triangles and a matching uncut block; Hexified Panel Quilt pattern. To be paid to Liz at the time of class.Supply list:
Neutral #50 cotton thread for piecing
Rotary Cutter with new blade and self healing cutting mat
6‐1/2″ x 24″ ruler
Pins and pincushion/box
Scissors/thread snips
Seam roller or bamboo point turner/seam presser
Pen/Pencil and notebook