January 19, 2016:
Fusing, Fabric Painting, and Stitching to Create your Own Art Quilt
In this lecture I will talk about how I have evolved from other art media to using my own fusing technique with fabric paint to create art quilts with depth and color from photographs I have taken in my travels. I will tell how I create a piece from beginning to end and give secrets I have learned on how to make your design a winner. I have won prizes with this new style of art quilting such as the Best Wall Quilt at the 2007 AQS Nashville Show and the 2011 Moda Best Wall Quilt at the AQS Show in Paducah for “Port of Cassis” now residing at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY.
January 20 and 21, 2016: Workshop
Speaker: Lenore Crawford
Title: Fusing and Fabric Paint
In this workshop, we will begin to design a small fused project. We will work from one of my patterns shown on the Patterns page of this website: Yellow Poppies, Red Poppies, Yellow Cone Flower, Cone Flower or Rose, since these are the least complex patterns for beginners. It will be outlined on freezer paper and then transferred to a background fabric on which the design will be fused. No sewing will be done during the workshop—only the designing and fusing. You will learn how to make your own patterns from your own photos focusing on value for depth and texture. I will also demonstrate how to add fabric painting to your design to add detail and depth; students will do painting on their own designs in the two-day workshops.
Cost: $70 class fee, $15 supplies fee
This is YOUR Guild and we’d like to know what your wish list is for it. Do you know about a great teacher or presenter you would love us to try to book for one of our Guild meetings or workshops? Is there a quilting/sewing/art technique you’ve been dying to learn more about? Do you have suggestions for making our guild programs and workshops better? We’d love to hear from you!
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