Workshops AT THE FESTIVAL
Workshops for 2020 will be posted as soon as available.
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Workshop Cost: Full Day - $60 // Half Day - $30. Pre-registration required.
Festival Admission Fee: $10 for all three days, payable at the door. (Required for Friday-Sunday).
What to Bring: Sewing machines will be provided by Meissner’s Sewing Center. Please bring the necessary items shown in the supply list and the kit fee if applicable.
Class Size: Limited to the first 20 applicants. You will be notified if you are on a waiting list.
Thursday, Sept. 26
The show opens on Friday, therefore attendees to these early workshops will not be charged an admission fee on Thursday.
"The Fifth Dimension"
Learn to add 3-dimensional textures and unique touches to your art-to-wear, fabric art, and quilts. Rami will teach you five exotic and unusual methods that are trademarks of her work -- hexagon and biscuit chop key, mirror-imaged continuously folded prairie points, harlequin tucks, North American hand smocking and lined prairie points.
"Hands and Feet: A Modern Approach to Traditional Quilting"
Join modern quilter, Angelina McKenna, in this fun and unique class that combines old traditions with new styles. Learn to combine home machine quilting with Big Stitch hand quilting for a fresh approach to finishing. This fun and simple, modern quilting method combines the beautiful crinkle we love with the machine strength we desire.
Friday, Sept. 27
"Stashbuster: Showcase Pattern"
The Showcase quilt pattern is the perfect way to show off your wildest and favorite stash fabric. This easy pattern uses a variety of generous squares and rectangles with sashing between. Your colors and prints will set the mood of the final quilt.
"Love of Pets Fabric Collage"
We all love our pets! Just bring an enlarged photo of yours and Jane will demonstrate her raw edge fabric collage technique using her glue method. All you need is a pair of sharp scissors and fabric glue (Alleene’s Tacky glue) and a glue applicator. We all love our pets and it's very special to make something so personal and unlike anyone else’s in class.
Judy Coates Perez
Did you know color choices can transform average artwork into something spectacular? Be surprised by the effects and illusions you can create by understanding the mysteries of color. In this hands-on experiential class you’ll learn key color concepts with visual examples, mix new paint colors, and create helpful charts, all providing you with the tools you’ll need to see color in a whole new light. This class also incorporates an in depth and informative power point lecture with numerous graphics and examples to illustrate key theories and color families to increase overall comprehension.
Saturday, Sept. 28
"Refillable Notebook Cover"
Your notebook will never be the same again. Learn to make a unique cover for a composition notebook using fun fabrics and trims. These are great for journaling, notetaking, or as a sketchbook. Once filled up, simply insert a new one in its place. This is a fast, easy, and fun project. Make one for yourself and many more for gifts.
"Fearless Free Motion -- Start with a Square"
Using a scrap of fabric as a “starter”, students learn to create a unique free motion quilted background, step-by-step. Its a great class for quilters who want to learn to combine motifs and discover their own personal style. Various motifs and fills will be taught in class. Quilters with limited free motion experience will gain confidence in this class.
Judy Coates Perez
"Painting Imagery on Fabric with Textile Paints"
Textile paint offers endless opportunities for creating special effects on fabric, from adding details, dimension or shadow to creating fully illustrated scenes. Students learn techniques for creating smooth color gradations, paint glazing to create more visual depth, smoothly cover large areas and backgrounds, avoiding blotchiness, control paint bleeding, how to working with freezer paper masks, and painting smooth lines and fine details.
"Teeny Tiny Basket - Greeting Card"
This 3-hour class will teach you the fun of creating a miniature 3-1/2” x 3-1/2” quilt that can be used in the greeting card which is included in your class kit. Learn the simple secrets of small-scale piecing and leave with a finished masterpiece. Once you get hooked on making this tiny treasure, you may never make a large quilt again!
Sunday, Sept. 29
"Painted Textile Mandalas"
Stencils have been around for centuries, and they remain one of the easiest and most effective ways to apply imagery to fabrics. April has developed her own easy-to-use stencils which are perfectly suited for fiber applications such as quilting projects, wearable art, and home décor. During the workshop, we will experiment with different ways to combine her shapes and objects, allowing you to make a composition that will look very different than anyone else’s. Come and join us for a fun-filled day of color, design, and the exploration of new ideas.