Currently Scheduled


Quilters Affair, July 2019

All About Fabric Dying & Color Mixingkoolish_dyeinglab2

Play with color and learn about color mixing, blending, and how colors relate and influence each other. You’ll come away with a better understanding of color and a stack of your own hand-dyed fabrics you can use for any of your quiltmaking projects. Beginner friendly / No experience needed. If you have dyed fabric before, this class will expand your knowledge of working with Procion MX dyes.

Supply fee required for dyes and other supplies.

Quilters Affair, Sisters, OR, Monday July 8, 2019

Dye, Paint, Paper, StitchKoolish_DyePaintPaperStitch

Each media has its strengths/attributes: combine them to take advantage of each. Even simple tissue paper or newspaper adds a unique look and texture. In this class, you’ll have time to experiment and create one-of-a-kind fiber-based pieces using the media of your choice. Come with some ideas of what you want to make, or figure it out when you get here. Realistic, abstract, or in between – your choice. Bring your sewing machine to add stitching in class, or add stitching later at home…or do some hand stitching.

Supply fee required for dyes, paints, and other supplies.

All levels, no previous experienced required.

Quilters Affair, Sisters, OR, Tuesday & Wednesday, July 9 – 10, 2019

Shibori Fabric DyeingKoolish_Shibori

Shibori is a method of dyeing fabric based on traditional Japanese resist techniques used to create wonderful patterns and textures. In this class, we’ll explore different methods including pole-wrapping, clamping, stitching, folding, and twisting to create complex and dynamic fabric. You will have 2 days to dye and over-dye to create dynamic patterned fabric or garments.

All Levels, no previous dyeing experience required.

Supply fee required.

Class & Student Samples

Quilters Affair, Sisters, OR, Thursday & Friday July 11-12, 2019


Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association, August 2019

Shibori Fabric DyeingKoolish_Shibori

Shibori is a method of dyeing fabric based on traditional Japanese resist techniques used to create wonderful patterns and textures. In this class, we’ll explore different methods including pole-wrapping, clamping, stitching, folding, and twisting to create complex and dynamic fabric. You will have 2 days to dye and over-dye to create dynamic patterned fabric or garments.

All Levels, no previous dyeing experience required.

Supply fee required.

Class & Student Samples

Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association, Campbell, CA August  27


Pacific International Quilt Festival, October 2019

Fabric, Paper, Paint, & StitchPaintPaperStitch

Fabric and paper have their own unique looks—combine them to take advantage of each. Even simple tissue paper or old book pages can add a unique look and texture to a collage. In the morning you’ll create your own color and designs on fabric and paper with paint, stencils, stamps, and more.  In the afternoon, make a small collage quilt using those painted fabrics and papers. Along the way you’ll be learning about color and design. Materials fee covers paints and other supplies to use in class. Wear apron or old clothes. All levels.

Materials fee covers paints and other supplies to use in class.

Pacific International Quilt Festival, Santa Clara, CA October 17, 2019

Paint & Stitch—Pickup Sticks QuiltKoolish_Paint&Stitch_PickUpSticks

Create your own prints and solids, then use them in an improv style quilt! In the morning you’ll create your own fabric with paints, stamps, stencils, and more. In the afternoon, machine piece your version of the Pickup Sticks quilt. Confident Beginner & Intermediate levels.

Materials fee covers paints and other supplies to use in class.

Pacific International Quilt Festival, Santa Clara, CA October 18, 2019

 

Paint & Stitch—Kantha-Inspired Stitch PatchworkPaint_Stenciled_Kantha_Quilt

Kantha stitching using a big running hand stitch is everywhere, but maybe you don’t have the right fabrics to use or aren’t sure how to start. Don’t worry—in the morning, you’ll paint an assortment of fabrics to create your own solids, prints and patterned fabrics using simple techniques that anyone can do. In the afternoon, create a small quilt (about 18” x 18”) that you can hang on the wall, frame, or make into a pillow or tote bag. No experience needed—painting and stitching techniques are so easy that anyone can do them. All levels.

Materials fee covers paints and other supplies to use in class.

Pacific International Quilt Festival, Santa Clara, CA October 19, 2019