ART QUILT DESIGN INTENSIVE WITH DENISE LABADIE - Sep 02, 2021 09:30 am
This class will be upstairs since you will be working with dye and paint! Wear good walking shoes, you will be up and down a lot!
Denises Art Quilt Design Intensive five day workshop focuses on quilt composition, fabric painting, quilt top
texturing, and the comparative effects, benefits, and use. basically, the what, why, when, and how of
alternative quilt construction and finishing techniques.
The first two days are dedicated to fabric painting using Seta transparent paints, how best to mix, apply, and
layer the paint and how to create and use resists and how to cause (and control) layer by layer differential paint
absorption, diffusion, blending, patterning, and mottling. Two full days of hands on painting ensures plenty of
time for guided experimentation and techniques exploration, plus each participant completes the two days with
a collection of their own highly textured fabric in the colors and textures that they themselves have selected to
bring depth and complexity to their art quilt projects.
The following three days focus on construction techniques and best practices regardomg turned edge applique, raw
edge applique, reverse applique, insetting, free form strip piecing, couching, and quilt finishing. A key focus is on
reliably (and replicably) creating unique, yet predictable, effects and textures.
See: https://www.tlva.fr/le-journal/22-09-2017/1484 for French TV's excellent five minute video
segment (starting at 2:05) on Denise's recent Seminar Post Carrefour (Alsace, France) Art Quilt Design
Intensive ?Master Class? (filmed during Day Two Fabric Painting). It is in French, of course, but
somehow that makes it all the more fun.
Throughout the five days an additional emphasis includes Working with Photographs. Each student is asked to
bring an enlarged photo (or large sketch) to act as a generalized quilt or project template to help focus and
personalize their fabric painting and construction techniques training. Cost: