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LYONS QUILTING SUMMER 2019 WORKSHOPS
CLASS DESCRIPTION # 1 – ART QUILT DESIGN INTENSIVE (Five Day)
Saturday, July 26 through Wednesday, July 31, 9:30 - 5:00 pm daily @ Lyons Quilting (upstairs)
Beginner (Comfortable with Operating a Sewing Machine) though Advanced
Denise’s 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; how to create and use resists; and how to cause (and control) layer-by-layer differential paint absorption, diffusion, blending, patterning, and mottling. The two days of hands-on painting ensures plenty of time for "guided experimentation" and techniques exploration.
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” re: turned edge appliqué, raw edge appliqué, reverse appliqué, insetting, free-form strip piecing, couching, thread shadowing (similar to thread painting), and quilt finishing. A key focus is on reliably creating different effects and textures.
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.
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 Séminar Post Carrefour (Alsace, France) Art Quilt Design Intensive “Masterclass” (filmed during Day Two – Fabric Painting).
$525 (includes all paint supplies); optional fabric kit * (recommended; available at the start of the workshop from Denise – cash or check) for $65.00. A detailed supply list will be supplied after participant registration.
Call or stop by Lyons Quilting to sign up! 303.823.6067