Friday, September 23, 2011

Houston Workshop Update

I have had an update on numbers from IQA about my classes at Quilt Festival so I can prepare all the bits and pieces and was very pleased to hear that they are filling well.
So I thought I would give a quick rundown on them in case you are planning on going to Houston this year.

Threads to Dye For -(#479 and #818) - 3 hour class learning the basics of dyeing threads using Procion dyes. Some recent student blog links
The threads above were Erica's resulting threads and fabrics

Machine Sewing Techniques (#530) - this is actually a variation on my very popular Breaking the Drought Workshop. We experiment with machine embroidery, couching, bobbin work, applique and play around with lots of those buttons on sewing machines you never touch. Then we put our embellished fabrics into a small quilt.

Crystallisation - #723 - this workshop is nearly full and is such fun. We play around with a variety of fabrics including ones you might have always avoided like silks and velvets. A simple but complex looking piecing technique turns these fabrics into an original art quilt.  This little sample was created using hand painted and stamped fabrics was pieced using this technique and then quilted.

And last but not least - I am giving a talk called A Jewelled Year (#458) which is all about the wonderful opportunity the Jewel Pearce Patterson Scholarship has given me as well as the Exhibition which I am so excited about.

If you are interested but want to know more - please feel free to email me or leave a comment here. I am so looking forward to my first Houston teaching experience.


Sarah Ann Smith said...

I SO wish I could be there this year. Instead I'll just cheer you on in spirit! Have a WONDERFUL time! Hugs, Sarah

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