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Road to California, January 2022

Ontario, California

Inspired Stitches

Wednesday, January 19th 2022,  6:00 PM to 9:00 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. Choose your style of quilt (or mix and match) then arrange and stitch. In the process, learn a bit about the history of these quilting styles. The hand stitching in this class is big, fun, and easy—you can be as precise (or not) as you choose, so relax and spend a few hours with fabric and thread.

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All About Fabric Dyeing & Color Mixing

Thursday, January 20th 2022, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

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Learn dyeing basics as well as 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. Bring an apron and/or wear old clothes.

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

Book Recommended: Fast, Fun & Easy Fabric Dyeing – $19.95 (POD)  or $11.95 (eBook )

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Paint & Stitch: Transform Your Stash With Paint

Friday, January 21st 2022, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

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Pull out those “what was I thinking?” and the “I really don’t like this anymore” fabrics and learn how to transform them with fabric paints. In the morning you’ll create your own fabric designs with paint, stencils, stamps, and more.  In the afternoon, sew a small quilt using those painted fabrics. Along the way you’ll be learning about color and design. Bring an apron and/or wear old clothes and/or wear old clothes.

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

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Paint & Stitch: Make A PickUP Sticks Quilt

Saturday, January 22nd 2022, 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

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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. Bring an apron and/or wear old clothes and/or wear old clothes.

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

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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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