Thursday, July 21, 2016

Teaching at International Quilt Festival

Registration for International Quilt Festival in Houston is open! 

You'll find me at these six events. I'm super excited about each and every one of them. Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions. I'd love to see you! 

246 Small Stitched Landscape on Tuesday, November 1 from 9 to noon

Create small fabric compositions full of texture, color and stitching inspired by nature. Each student will design four 4x4 inch art quilts that can be mounted as an inspired grouping. Learn intuitive tricks for design and composition. Explore several hand embroidery stitches. Combine various fabrics for maximum effect and detail. Composition and some stitching will be completed in class.
This class is going to so relaxed and fun! I'm going to have tons of nature-inspired fabrics and threads to choose from and we'll start Quilt Festival week stitching with new friends. 

265 Head, Heart and Hands: Developing Your Creative Voice, Tuesday, November 1 from 2 to 5 pm

Learn to fully utilize your head, heart and hands in your creative process as you develop your own unique and original creative voice. Prompts, lists, exercises, mind-maps and lots of Q&A will generate lightbulb moments for understanding your art. Students will share finished quilts and discuss themes, possibilities and potential in each other's work. "He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist." — St. Francis
This is my newest passion! Helping artists understand, develop and focus on their own personal unique voices! You will come away with new insights about yourself and where to go with your art.

309 Creativi-Tree Art Quilts, Wednesday, November 2 from 8 am to 5 pm

Create a small art quilt with a delightful tree using a simple formula plus interchangeable patterns. Explore layers of design and hand stitching. Try colorful, surface design printing. Super fun, uncomplicated process makes this a great project to explore the possibilities of fabric, paint and stitching. Students can add machine stitching at home.
This workshop includes a variety of super fun fabric kits to choose from. It's amazing to see how many unique trees are created by different students... even though we all work through the same steps!

555 Friday Sampler, Friday, November 4 from 10 am to noon
Captivating Compositions: Ideas and Inspiration for Design



Many artists have a hard time getting started. Deborah shares eight design guides that can be used as templates or possibilities for design and composition. She'll demo tips and tricks for creating quilts with great design.
I'll be designing on the fly! Come watch me create with fabric and talk through easy ideas for composition and deciding "what next!"

561 All About Art Quilts Lecture, Friday, November 4 from 2 to 3 pm

What exactly is an art quilt? What can you look for in the art quilt category at a quilt show? Deborah will share a fun overview of art quilting including lots of pictures and examples. She'll touch on style, techniques, history and prize winning quilters. Art quilters and traditional quilters will enjoy this casual, fun, fast-paced, informative program.
This lecture is great for traditional, modern AND art quilters! It is full of tons of beautiful images. You'll come away inspired.

740 Saturday Sampler, Saturday, November 5 from 10 to noon
Creating and Printing with Foam Stamps

Deborah will demo creating original stamps using sticky-back fun foam. Tons of ideas for patterns, details, and design. Print fabric with these stamps to use in art quilts, collage and mixed media creations. Tips and tricks for maximizing creativity and fun!
Simple tools and techniques for stupendous results. Surface design doesn't have to be complicated. I'll be wearing my apron, stamping a bunch of fabric and sharing tips for creating unique fabrics.
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3 comments:

The Joyful Quilter said...

What a wonderful array of offerings for Houston. While I can't attend, I am THRILLED to be signing up to see you in Western Carolina in September. SEW excited (even though I'll have to drive 3 hours to get there!!!)

Patricia L Walters said...

"Head Heart and Hands" sounds great wish I could be there.This is the one about finding our own voice? Is any of this in your book?

Linda Teddlie Minton said...

Wow ... what a wealth of choices! They all look like so much fun ... congratulations on your teaching schedule at the most prestigious venue of the year!