SATURDAY, May 16 AND SUNDAY, May 17, 2020, 9:30 to 4:30
Discover how shapes, angles, bold colours, straight lines , poems, movies and even folklore will aid you in creating abstract quilts or wallhangings that stretch the imagination and tell a new story. Document your ideas in a journal for the creation of future quilts. The intent is that , upon completion of the course , you will have at least three finished pieces and enough tools to create many future improvisational abstract pieces. Fabric, paint, thread, crayons, folding techniques, thread techniques, and any thing that can be sewn down by hand or machine will be explored. Learn to work as a group as well as on your own to brainstorm themes as a starting point to a new way of seeing things. Create abstract quilts that will invite conversation and wonder.
Sewing machine in good working condition (contact GBarts if you don’t have a machine, we have several for use)
1/4 in foot
Darning or free motion foot
Assortment of threads ( colours, weights etc)
Hand sewing needles
Fabrics……a good assortment of colours. Pick colours you like. Also
think of different types, like velvets, wools, silks, upholstery
Your favourite fusible webbing. (I prefer Misty Fuse)
beads, ribbons, yarn, string or anything you think would be interesting to add to your “abstract” piece
Instructor will bring an assortment of fabric scraps, wools, ribbons, beads to share with the class and a few surprises.