July 21, 2013
This is an annual event where we all gather to show off the mystery quilt we worked on during the year. Each year is a different quilt. For the quilt, instructions are released at the beginning of the month until the quilt is finished.
The showcase of the quilts is a big ole party. Treats, drinks and fun the quilts are shown and prizes are given out.
March 23, 2013
February 17, 2013
June 12, 2013
The first session will just be talking about some different options for using a photo to design a quilt.
We will look at some sample photos, and some of my quilts that have been made using this method. You will be encouraged to use your own photo to make your class project, but I will provide a clouple of photos you can use also. The sample quilt is a very basic option that you can do if you wish. The last two sessions will be spent actually working on whatever project you decide to make.
For the first two sessions, we will not do any sewing, so you don’t have to bring sewing supplies. I will help you figure out what you need for your project that sesson. However, please bring any copyright free photos that you think might work.
They don’t have to be perfect.
February 10, 2013
Fractured quilts are made by taking more than one copy of an image, either a photo transfer or a commercially printed fabric, slicing each copy a bit differently, then sewing them back together to create an “exploded” or “shattered” version of the original. The finished effect is similar to viewing an image thru a teleidoscope (which is similar to a kaleidoscope, but with an open view). Use what you learn to create blocks for a quilt or to produce stunning stand alone art for your walls. This technique class will have you looking at fabric in a whole new way!
February 9, 2013
In this class, you’ll be introduced to many different ways that Paintstiks can be used to add color and pattern to fabric… Add another color to a print to customize it for a specific quilt project. Stencil “appliqués” instead of adding fabric layers. Make rubbings to create great “textured” prints. Add color to wholecloth quilt designs. Shade hand or machine appliqué designs. Make plaids and stripes with tape and freezer paper masks. Discover the magic of Design Magic stencils for custom printed panels or block designs.
With these new tools and tricks in your artist toolbox, you will be better able to customize and personalize your work. Truly original fabric art is not only possible, but inevitable.
February 2, 2013
An un-lined, un-structured topper using only 2 squares of fabric. All you need is your hip or bust measurement (whichever is largest) to calculate the size squares you need. Dress it up with appliquéd embellishments and a ruffle, or leave it simple as a pull-over top. This is a two part class with the second part on February 16, from 10:00 to 1:00.
February 17, 2013
Paper piecing at it’s most emergent best. The mariner’s compass has fascinated quilters for generations and it is easier than you think. This will be a 2-day class and you will have homework. You will also learn how to sew that star circle onto the background fabric. This is a two part class with the second part on February 24 from 12:00 to 5:00.