All lectures are about 1 hour long with a question and answer period. They are power point presentations followed with lots of quilts of various sizes.
|Turning Travel Into Treasures - NEW|
Traveling whether overseas or to the town next door, can lead to inspirations for lots of quilts. Learn to look through your camera lens, or smart phone, with a quilter's eye. Building details, like the wrought iron banisters in Barcelona or a scene from your summer vacation to the beach, can be transformed using fabric to create lasting memories. I'll share how I turn my inspirations into quilts by printing photos onto fabric, convert photos into a quilted scene, use architectural motifs to create a contemporary quilt or combine them all into a fiber book.
A Unique Personality
Every choice you make when designing a quilt, makes it unique. A computer can be a powerful tool in help to personalize your designs. This lecture will cover the specifics about how to print on fabric and how to transform your words, photos and drawings into patterns for appliqué. Many ways will be demonstrated to include photos in your quilts and how to make each of your quilts unique and individual adding the right amount of embellishment, from beads to buttons to bits & pieces from your travels. Leave this lecture with the tools to go home and start working on your own personalized quilt.
Inspiration From Squiggles and Dots
This lecture was inspired while on vacation in
Silk Dupioni is a luscious beautiful fabric that has such an elegant shimmer to it. It can add richness to any project. It has a unique quality based on its slubs and iridescence. I will share my silk body of work that includes everything from Jewish ritual pieces to traditional quilts to contemporary quilts. Learn how to tame this potentially difficult fabric and have the courage to cut it and use it on one of your projects.
This workshop is suitable for both beginners and more experienced quilters. We will start with the basics of machine appliqué beginning with the different fusible products and how to transfer your designs. Then using a myriad of techniques,including top stitching, zig zagging and blanket-stitching, we will progress to reversible appliqué, 3-D appliqué, using netting and fusible binding - all by machine. This is an action packed class filled with lots of tips and techniques and you will end up with a 22" x 30" bird themed appliqué sampler.
Materials Fee: $5.00
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Free Standing Fabric Book 1-2 Day Workshop
Turn your travel memories into this free standing book. In this workshop, you'll learn how to transform your inspiration into a page, whether it's using a photo, words, applique or non-traditional technique. Each page measures 5"x 7" and your book can have as many or as few pages as desired. Bring your ideas to start this unique memento.
Sewing With Silk 6 Hour Workshop
Have you been intrigued by the sheen and glamour of Dupioni Silk
but are afraid to work with it? Dupioni silk is a beautiful and multi-
faceted fabric that adds elegance to any project. It can be prepared
so that it will behave like cotton. Cheryl will share her tips for
working with dupioni while each participant will design and
construct a wallhanging out of half square triangles. Kit is required.
It includes fabric, tips and patterns to create a wallhanging that
measures 24" x 36". Kit Cost: $30.00
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Curvalicious 6 Hour Workshop
template is used to create this wallhanging. The complementary colors of the handstitched circles
complete a stunning design. Learn the ins and outs of working with dupioni silk and how to treat it
for fusible machine appliqué. Silk Kit: $35.00 Optional Curvalicious tool: $30
Optionally, bring your own cotton fabric to learn how to use Curvalicious.