I am super excited to be teaching these three workshops. (I'll also be doing two samplers and a lecture. Check out my full schedule here.) Let me know if you have any questions. I'd love to see you in any of these workshops. The best part is... you don't have to bring anything other than scissors! All materials provided!
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!