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International Quilt Festival, November 5 – 8, 2018

Paint & Stitch: Pickup Sticks

Create your own prints and solids with fabric paint, then use them in an improv style quilt! In the morning you’ll do rubber band block printing to create your own fabric. In the afternoon, machine piece your version of the Pickup Sticks quilt.

All Levels, No previous painting experience required.

International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX, Monday November 5, 2018

 


Japanese Boro Stitching Meets Sashiko

Don’t have vintage scraps for traditional Japanese Boro? Don’t worry—paint an assortment of fabrics in the morning and in the afternoon create an 18in sq quilt using traditional Japanese Boro and Sashiko hand stitching. Hang on the wall, frame, make into a pillow, or use as appliqué on clothing.

 

International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX, Tuesday November 6, 2018

 


Surface + Fiber + Paint = Fiber Collage

Learn about color and fibers by painting a variety of fiber surfaces including cotton, silk, Lutradur, Spundbond, mul•tex, and more then use them to practice basic design principles by creating a dynamic fiber collage. Materials fee includes surfaces and fiber materials for class plus paints and other art supplies to use in class.

Class & Student Samples

International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX, Wednesday  November 7, 2018


Paint & Stitch—Stencil Painted Kantha-Inspired QuiltPaint_Stenciled_Kantha_Quilt

In the morning you’ll  take fabric that you already own and transform it into your own prints and patterned fabrics. In the afternoon, you will learn about Kantha style big stitch quilting and create a small quilt (about 18” x 18”) that you can hang on the wall, frame, or make into a pillow or tote bag. Don’t worry—No painting experience required—you’ll be using areas of color and stencils to create fabulous, unique designs. This is a fun workshop for makers of every level of expertise!

International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX, Thursday November 8, 2018


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 Mixed-Media Fiber: Alternative Surfaces & Fibers to Quilt, Stitch & Embellish

Why work with just cottons? Paint a variety of surfaces and fibers including silk (fabric, roving, rods, cocoons), Lutradur, fast2fuse / Timtex, Shapeflex, Spundbond, and mul•tex. Learn about the different materials then take advantage of their unique textures to create a fiber collage. Wear old clothes and/or bring an apron.

Supply/kit fee required, includes surfaces and fiber materials for class plus paints, inks, and other art supplies to use in class.

Class  & Student Samples

Road to California, Ontario, CA, Thursday, January 24, 2019 (scroll down page to find class on the page)


Color, Texture & Translucency for Fiber Collage

Paint a variety of translucent surfaces and fibers including silk, Lutradur, Koolish_Transparency_DetailSpunbond, and mul•tex and layer them to blend colors and create a fiber collage. Materials fee includes surfaces and fiber materials for class plus paints, inks, and other art supplies to use in class. Wear old clothes and/or bring an apron.

Supply/kit fee required, includes surfaces and fiber materials for class plus paints, inks, and other art supplies to use in class.

Class & Student Samples

Road to California, Ontario, CA, Friday, January 25, 2019 (scroll down page to find class on the page)


Artful Fiber Au NaturelKoolish_Au_Natural2

Make a fiber collage, journal cover, canvas book, or decorated messenger bag with a variety of natural-colored fabrics and fibers including silk (fabric, roving, rods, cocoons), Lutradur, bamboo blend batting, fast2fuse / Timtex, Shapeflex, Spundbond, mul•tex, Wonder Web. Learn about the different fibers and take advantage of their unique textures. Materials fee includes all materials for class plus reusable canvas messenger bag.

Supply/kit fee required, includes surfaces and fiber materials for class

Class & Student Samples

Road to California, Ontario, CA, Saturday Morning, January 26, 2019 (scroll down page to find class on the page)


Make a Free-Spirited, Free-Form Patchwork QuiltKoolish_Kawandi

Let loose to make a free-spirited, free-form quilt based on African/Indian Kawandi quilts. Learn a bit about the history of Kawandi quilts, then start your own. Hand stitched using perle cotton thread and big stitches, these vibrant scrap quilts are fun and easy to make. No rulers, no rotary cutters. Cut or tear strips of fabric and stitch them to batting. No planning needed, just grab the next piece of fabric and stitch.

Class & Student Samples

Road to California, Ontario, CA, Saturday Afternoon, January 26, 2019 (scroll down page to find class on the page)


Make a ColorPOP QuiltKoolish_Color_Pop

Pick a color and use free-form/improvisational piecing to create a small quilt top. Then slash through it to add a pop of color.  Learn and use free-piecing techniques for straight line and easy curved seams. Ideas about quilting and finishing will also be discussed.

Class samples

Road to California, Ontario, CA, Sunday, January 27, 2019 (scroll down page to find class on the page)