Currently Scheduled

Virtual Quilt Festival, June 16 – 18

Lectures, Master Classes & More in the comfort of your own home. I’ll be presenting a lecture on All About Fabric Dyeing and teaching a master class on Make a ColorPOPQuilt. 

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Prairie Star Quilt Guild, ST Charles, IL  June 27 & 28, 2022

Inspired Stitches Workshop

June 27, 2022, 1- 4 pm

Many cultures have a history and tradition of making quilts using scraps and old clothing. Boro, Sashiko, Kawandi, and Kantha quilts come from different cultures but share the common use of scrappy fabrics layered and held together with stitches becoming a quilt that is both functional and beautiful. 

We’ll talk about the various traditions of these types of quilts and you can relax knowing that the hand stitching in this class is big, fun, and easy — you can be as precise (or not) as you choose.

Confessions of an Eclectic Quilter Lecture

June 27, 2022  7 pm

In this fiber art lecture, Lynn  presents her personal journey in art quilting with a discussion of inspiration, process, and quilts. Join her as she explore various media, techniques, and processes.

Make Design Principles Work For You Lecture

June 28, 2022  9:30 am

Whether you work using a thoroughly planned-out design, work intuitively/improvisationally, or anything in between, using basic design principles is essential for creating compelling work no matter what your style–Art, Modern, or Traditional. See how four renown quilt artists who work in very different styles put design principles to work in their quilts.

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Everyone is welcome–you don’t need to be a guild member to attend.

 

Quilters Affair, Sisters, OR, July 2022

Color Explorations: Dyeing for Color Combinations and Color Splitting

Using Procion dyes offers endless opportunities for experimenting with color—both creating your own signature color combinations and taking advantage of how the dyes split into multiple colors under the right circumstances. Learn more about how Procion dyes work, how colors blend and relate, and how to develop personal palettes of colors for your fiber work.

Class & Student Examples

Quilters Affair, Sisters, OR, July 4 & 5, 2022 (2 day class)

 

Make Your Mark: Dyeing for Pattern & Visual Texture

There are many ways to create marks and patterns on fabric using dyes: Shibori, resists, and direct application are just a few of them. In this 2-day class, you’ll have time to explore these techniques, layering colors and patterns as you create your own unique fabrics for your fiber work.

Class & Student Examples

Quilters Affair, Sisters, OR, July 6 & 7, 2022 (2 day class)

 

Mixed-Media Fiber Collage

Anything goes when making a fiber collage—you can use any materials you choose to add color, pattern, and texture.  The class supply fee pays for a class kit containing an assortment of fabrics, fibers, and papers as well as use of shared paints and other art supplies. In the morning you’ll create your own color and designs on your materials with paint, stencils, stamps, and more.  In the afternoon, make a small collage using those painted materials. Along the way you’ll be learning about color and design.

Class Samples

Student samples

Quilters Affair, Sisters, OR, July 8, 2022 (1 day class)

 

Ongoing Self-Paced Online Classes on Creative Spark Learning Platform

Dynamic Dyeing: Shibori Color & Pattern

Immerse yourself in the colors and patterns of Shibori fabric dyeing. Detailed videos guide you through basic dyeing instructions, how to mix and apply Procion fiber-reactive dyes, and easy Shibori techniques that are guaranteed to product spectacular results. Choose your own colors to create unique patterned fabrics that can transform your art into one-of-a-kind masterpieces. By the end of the course, you may even end up with and updated wardrobe of hand-dyed clothes! Work at your own pace in the comfort of your own home.

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All About Fabric Dyeing & Color Mixing

Create your own hand-dyed fabrics that you can use for any of your quiltmaking or fiber art projects! Have fun and play with color and fabric while learning about color mixing, blending, and how colors relate.

Learn about the best supplies to use to be successful when dyeing your own fabrics, how to make your own dye solutions, and how to wash your dyed creations. You’ll learn basic dyeing techniques including value and color graduations.

Upon completing this course, you’ll have a stack of your own unique hand-dyed fabrics and you might even end up with an updated wardrobe of hand-dyed clothes and accessories!

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