Truly a Renaissance woman, quilter, textile artist, wearable art designer, composer, musician, aspiring poet and international teacher Linda Schmidt will share her quilts, her garments, and her story in a Grand Trunk Show, with an emphasis on artistic techniques, artistry and poetry. Choosen teacher of the year for 2003 by the Professional Quilter Magazine, Linda has won over 300 ribbons for quilts and garments. Many specialized techniques will be demonstrated during her class. See the information below. Visit her website at: shortattentionspanquilting.com
Techniques demonstrated in the hands-on workshop include fabric painting, leaf painting, various methods of machine and hand appliqué, machine embroidery and thread painting, use of Solvy and disappearing medium and free motion quilting.
Tamara shares: “Whether you call them art quilts or fiber art, my work revolves around a love of fiber, fabric and color. The vivid colors of fiber and fabric and the texture and dimensionality of quilting are what thrills me about this art form. No matter what or how much I do, I can’t extinguish my passion to create with my hands. My favorite manner of work is improvisational where I explore line, shape, and color to create harmony and motion. I’ve spent the last 20 years exploring every facet of fiber art before finding the sweet spot that makes my artist heart feel at home: combining a wide variety of fibers in different ways, and then quilting, always quilting.” Visit her website at: tamaraleberer.com
This two-day class is held from 10:00am to 4:00pm each day. In this two-day workshop, you will combine fibers with textile mediums producing a fabric rich in luxurious shine and color. You will create two silk fusion pieces which will then be used to create a mosaic on the second day. The additional $60.00 workshop fee paid to the instructor includes silk tussah fibers, silk hankies; fabric medium; silk threads; Angelina fibers and gold leafing for embellishment; fiberglass screening; brushes and plastic drop cloths for the fusion process.
Peggy began quilting in 1981, drafting traditional blocks for templates, hand piecing and hand quilting. She will discuss how rotary cutters and other faster methods appeared, influencing how many quilts she was able to make and her transition to machine quilting. We will look at quilts spanning her 30+ years of quilting and teaching, exploring a wide variety of patterns and concepts, as well as how her style and color sense have evolved. Visit her website at: peggymartinquilts.com.
Peggy will teach a quick-strip paper piecing method using assembly-line piecing on fabric strips. Beginners find this method less confusion and easy to learn, experienced quilters are delighted by this quicker, simplified technique. Click on the button for a detailed supply list.
Wendy will discuss design explorations using the traditional "Storm at Sea" block, based on her book, "A New Light on Storm at Sea Quilts". Why do those straight seams give the feeling of curves? How can a century-year-old block pattern work with current fabrics and color combinations for a fresh new look? You'll be amazed at how this versatile block can produce such a wide variety of unique quilt designs. Come and enjoy her perspectives on these ideas of change in the quilting world. Visit her website on quiltsbywendy.com.
This class is held daily from 10:00am to 4:00pm. In this two-day class, Wendy will offer three pattern variations to make using the traditional “Storm at Sea” block, vastly simplified by learning a method of trimming as you sew, using squares and rectangles cut from strips. All patterns are supplied, and students are not required to purchase tools, books, or kits.
Elizabeth is in the process of adding new letters and workshops. We will be making our selection as soon as that information is available. Visit her blog at OPQuilt.com
Elizabeth is in the process of adding new lectures and workshops from which we can choose at a later date. However, the picture shown is done with English Paper Piecing (EPP) using Kate Fassett fabrics with a wide range of surface color for a lot of fussy cutting to get the rainbow.
Imagine a room with dozens of baskets filled with goodies quilters, knitters, crocheters, textile artists, beaders, weavers, or other kind of speciality sewers would love. Buy tickets and enter the raffle for the baskets of your choice and take home your winning baskets.
We will be sharing and voting on the 2019 Challenge Quilts based upon a selected theme. Come back and check for more information closer to the event.
This humorous presentation, showing dozens of Sue’s quilts, takes you through her development as a quilt maker in the two main quilt styles that Sue loves and is known for: Intricate Pieced Quilts and Machine Pieced Landscape--Pictorial Quilts. Emphasizing her more recent quilts, Sue discusses several quilts in detail: the importance of design, color, fabric choices, and quilting patterns. The lecture ends with several story quilts that are guaranteed to make you giggle. You can visit her website at suerasmussenquilts.com.
Students immediately move beyond the basic paper pieced geese, by adding a dramatic twist, to design a small quilt (18” x 24”) with curved flying geese. In this class you will learn to design, draw, measure, and sew the pattern in class. Sue will discuss in detail the many options available for using curved flying geese in borders or as central design elements, opening up new horizons to curved foundation piecing.
We have jobs that require the use of a sewing machine such as adding borders, and piecing bindings or quilt backs. We need people to prepare the pillowcase or other kits by selecting complementary fabrics, cutting and bagging them. We have to cut backs and batting and "make the sandwich" which we will bag and hand off to the longarm helpers. You can always come and work on your own Philanthropy project or we have quilt top kits prepared and ready for piecing. Bring all of your sewing supplies, a lunch and plenty to drink.
Watch art come to life in the form of chalk murals, handcrafted jewelry,
photography and more at the annual Art & Street Painting Festival. This
weekend event will feature art demonstrations, kids’ activities and live music to
enjoy while visiting the artists’ exhibits.