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Hello Stitch April 29, 2018

Stencil Painted Kantha 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!


Saturday, March 24, 2018 Hello Stitch, Berkeley

The Black Squirrel March 25, 2018

Paint & Stitch—Japanese Boro Stitching meets SashikoBoroAndSashiko

Want to try some easy Japanese-style stitching? Don’t have the right fabric or supplies? Don’t worry—in the morning we’ll paint an assortment of fabrics and in the afternoon get started on a small quilt (about 18” x 18”) using traditional Japanese boro and sashiko hand stitching. Hang on the wall, frame, make into a pillow, or use as appliqué on clothing. If you aren’t sure what boro and sashiko are, do a quick google online and you’ll see lots of examples. All you need to bring is an apron and/or wear old clothes.

Sunday, March 25, the Black Squirrel, Berkeley


 AQS Quilt Week, Paducah, KY April 18 – 21, 2018

Surface & Fiber Experiments: Paint, Quilt, Stitch & Embellishkoolish-surface

Want to bring your quilts to the next level? Why work just with cottons? Join Lynn as you paint a variety of surfaces and fibers including silk (fabric, roving, rods, cocoons), Lutradur, fast2fuse, Timtex, Shapeflex, Spunbond, and Mul•Tex. Learn about the different materials and take advantage of their unique textures, then use them to create a one-of-a-kind fiber collage.

Class Samples

AQS QuiltWeek, Paducah, KY, Wednesday, April 18, 2018



Fabric Painting: Surface Design Play Day!koolish-fabric

Come and play with an assortment of surface design products including a variety of fabric paints, inks, Inktense ink pencils, iridescent Paintstiks, Spectra Bleeding Art Tissue, foils, and more. You’ll get to play and try things out with as much or as little instruction as you’d like. Make a project, make a gift, create fabric for something you have in mind, or just experiment. If you have supplies you’ve been wanting to try, bring them along.

Class Samples

AQS QuiltWeek, Paducah, KY, Thursday, April 19, 2018


Color, Texture & Translucency for Fiber Collagekoolish-color

In this class, students will paint a variety of translucent surfaces and fibers, including silk, Lutradur, Spunbond, and Mul•Tex. You’ll then learn how to 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. This is a technique you can use again and again and a touch that will take your quilts to new levels!

Class Samples

AQS QuiltWeek, Paducah, KY, Friday, April 20, 2018


Painting on Fabric: Palette Knives & Monoprintingkoolish-painting

Express yourself with bold strokes and unique textures to create one-of-a-kind fabric. Go from subtle to bold with layers of color and texture. No painting or drawing experience required. These fabrics will make your work stand out as you build truly unique quilts at home.

Class Samples

AQS QuiltWeek, Paducah, KY, Saturday, April 21, 2018



Quilters Affair, Sisters, OR July 9 – 13, 2018

Fabric Dyeing: ShiboriKoolish_Shibori

Shibori is a method of dyeing fabric based on traditional Japanese resist techniques. Explore various methods including pole-wrapping, clamping, folding, twisting, and stitching to create complex and dynamic fabric.

All Levels, No previous dyeing experience required. Supply fee may be required.

Class & Student Samples

Quilters Affair, Sisters, OR July 9 – 10, 2018

All About Fabric Dyeing and Colorkoolish_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 dyes.

Note: This class can also be used to finish work started in the Shibori Dyeing class (Monday & Tuesday) or to prepare fabric for Fabric Dyeing for Color, Pattern, and Texture class (Thursday & Friday) or other classes you are taking.

Quilters Affair, Sisters, OR July 11, 2018

Fabric Dyeing: Color, Pattern & TextureKoolish_Color_Pattern_Texture

Create unique and dynamic fabric using fiber-reactive dyes and a variety of techniques including easy to wash out resists such as soy wax, flour paste, gel glue, oatmeal, and more. These resists are easy to use, wash out with hot water, and provide an endless array of patterns and textures. You’ll have two days to dye, over-dye, and play with an infinite variety of colors, textures, and patterns.

Class & Student Samples

Quilters Affair, sisters, OR July 12 – 13, 2018



 Coming Soon – classes scheduled for International Quilt Festival

Houston, TX.  November 5-8