Guys & Glaciers Teachers and Workshops

Workshop selection will begin in August, forms will be emailed around August 12.

 

JOE CUNNINGHAM  
 

WORKSHOPS WITH JOE  

 

Paths and Borderlands

 

Using my techniques for free piecing, quilters will create an original quilt design by creating a path from one territory to another across a borderland. Techniques are simple, but the effect can be powerful. All levels. Machine sewing.

 

Supplies:

  • Rotary cutter

  • Large and small rulers and mat.

  • About 1 yard each of 3 fabrics, with lots of contrast, nothing coordinated.


 

 

Creative Design (2 Day Class)

“Where do you get your ideas?” is a question I am often asked. This class is about some of the ways and means of my approaches to quiltmaking and quilt design. Using my clear, simple exercises, quilters will make a small quilt on each of the 2 days. By the end of the class they will know some of my favorite techniques, and each quilt will be completely different. Suitable for all levels.  Machine sewing.

 

Supplies:

  • Rotary cutter, larger rulers and mat.

  • About 4 yards fabric, with some solids, with lots of contrast, nothing coordinated.


 

Hand Quilting Omnibus

In this hand quilting workshop I will have an assortment of the tools, needles, threads, thimbles, battings, to let people find out if they like big or little stitch quilting, if they like a poly or a cotton batting, if they like working with a hoop or without. I will teach both the classic rocking stitch and the loose layer big stitch, with variations of each.  This is my favorite class.

 

I will supply materials for the class, as well as thimbles, hoops, fabric and batting.


 

 

   

Wheel Of Pattern

In this class we will spin the Wheel of Pattern, where each stopping point is another part of our recipe for the block. You never know what the day’s pattern will be 'til you spin the wheel. Fun for all levels. Machine sewing.

 

Supplies:

  • Rotary cutter, large and small rulers and mat.

  • About 2 yards of various fabrics, with lots of contrast, nothing coordinated.


 

 

Rock the Little Block

This class will make small, not miniature, blocks that will accumulate to  create clouds of fascinating material which we will then use to make a large design. Be ready to sew easy bits a lot. You should have a  small quilt top by the end of the day. Machine sewing.

 

Supplies:

  • Rotary cutter, larger rulers and mat.

  • About 2 yards fabric, 3-4 colors of solids.  

 

 

JOHN FLYNN  

John Flynn, well-known instructor, author, inventor and fabric designer, offers classes which not only teach a project but give students an opportunity to improve their piecing and quilting skills with his low key one-on-one guidance. Don’t miss a chance to participate in one of his innovative workshops and see some of John’s wonderful quilts up close.

John Flynn, a graduate in Civil Engineering from MSU in Bozeman, built bridges and concrete structures all over Montana and northern Wyoming until 1989, when his family construction company closed. His hobby, quilting, then became his full time profession.

Early quilts, such as "King’s X", were entered in local and national contests and generated interest in his work. Guilds from all over the world began to invite John to lead workshops and teach his time saving, accurate techniques. "Big Bang + 1 Second", an original design, won First Place in the Traditional category of the Pointillist Palette Challenge and "Little Star of Montana" , also an original design, was a prize winner in a RJR Fabric contest.

John is the author of four quilting books, one of which, "Double Wedding Ring" has been in print and selling actively since publication in 1990. He has been a guest on a variety of television and computer shows and was featured in the American Quilter’s Society’s series, "American Quilter". He has led quilting workshops in every U.S. state and the District of Columbia, in Canada, Mexico, Europe, Australia and Japan.

Hand quilting has always been one of John’s favorite pastimes. Although many of his recent quilts are machine pieced on his patented "Flynn Multi-Frame" system, evenings or weekends usually find him hand quilting, often with a football game playing in the background.

John works in Billings with his wife, Brooke and daughter, Kate Flynn Nichols, who shares her father’s design and drafting skills. John and Brooke live in Red Lodge, Montana.

If you have questions, please email John at Flynnquilt@gmail.com

 

WORKSHOPS WITH JOHN  

PANAMANIAN WHEEL OF MYSTERY

The 10" Wheel of Mystery Kit finishes to 40" x 50".

This family of kits has just the right amount of challenge.  The curves are gentle and each kit has good piecing and pressing instructions.  The pieces all have engineered corners and center registration marks to help you piece accurately. 

You may choose your own color scheme as the kits offer a variety of color choices in first quality batik fabric which is carefully selected so there are half lights and half darks and brights in the batik so you can get that mysterious circle.

The fabric is not pre-washed and the kits do not include back or binding. 

Kit fee $50

Additional Supplies

  • Small scissors or thread snips, a seam ripper, pins, neutral color thread

 

       

      

 

Triangle Spiral                                  

An original block with unusual twists and turns, bright colors make this wall quilt dance!  Accurate, laser cut pieces with engineered corners make piecing easier.

Kit fee $45

Project size 36"x42"

Additional Supplies

  • Small scissors or thread snips, a seam ripper, pins, neutral color thread

 

 

 

 

   

Trapunto and Stippling                

Learn hand quilting, stippling and trapunto from one of the best hand quilters around.  The class project is already marked, sandwiched and basted so you can spend class time learning how to make your hand quilting a joyful experience. 

Kit Fee: $28

Project size 14”x14”                       

Additional Suppiles:

  • Small scissors or thread snips, a seam ripper, pins, white thread

 

 

 

 

 

   

Sailing the Seven Seas - Ocean Waves                                                      

Ocean Waves is an old time favorite pattern in soothing maritime colors.  For fun, John’s version features optional sailing ships quilted in the square between blocks.   You can use the techniques you learn in John’s trapunto class to really make this a special wallhanging. Accurate, laser cut pieces with engineered corners make piecing easier.

Kit Fee $35

Project Size 30”x30” 

Additional Supplies

  • Small scissors or thread snips, a seam ripper, pins, neutral color thread

 

   

Wheel of Fortune                            Project Size 48”x48”                      Fee $50

Another classic block often seen in red and cheddar yellow, Wheel of Fortune is a chance to improve curved piecing skills.   Accurate, laser cut pieces with engineered corners make piecing easier.

 

Project Size  48"X48" - Kit Fee $50

Project size 48”x60” - Kit Fee    $55

Additional Supplies

  • Small scissors or thread snips, a seam ripper, pins, neutral color thread

 

 

Carnival                                            

John designed this block, inspired by a ceramic tile floor!  The large pieces are great to showcase multi-colored batiks.  Here is a chance to learn tricks for successful curved piecing or improve your technique.   Accurate, laser cut pieces with engineered corners make piecing easier.

Kit Fee $55

Project size 48”x60”,                     Fee $55

Additional Supplies

  • Small scissors or thread snips, a seam ripper, pins, neutral color thread

 

 

 

 

   
LUKE HAYNES  

"I am an architect turned Quilter. I come from a strong art and design background that informs my quilt work in a different way than is generally associated with quilting. I make quilts to discuss utility in aesthetics and because I like the tactile craft of constructing works out of fabric.

My most recent works have been investigating nostalgia and function. I work with quilts because they embody these subconsciously while lending a unique materiality to the process and resultant product. I can work with disparate pieces of fabric and create a cohesive final product that is greater than the sum of its parts.

I am interested in the choices we make to express ourselves to our world. We create an environment around ourselves to inform others how we desire to be perceived. By quilting I am initiating a dialogue between the immediate environments we create for ourselves, and the environments we inhabit. Where cloth, what we know to respond to as clothes, linens, drapes and all kinds of covers becomes the language of my work. The cloth becomes the medium that I use to create images and scenes rather than conceal and contain.

I ask the viewer to reexamine quilts and cloth in my work. By viewing the pieces the viewer takes away a new understanding of craft and function, as well as art and materiality.

My work is shown across the country. I exist mostly within the world of fine arts, showing in galleries and museums. I am taking quilting to the masses of literate artisans that may yet not know the ripe qualities of the medium.

Please email Luke with any class related questions at  Entropies@gmail.com

 


 

WORKSHOPS WITH LUKE

Portrait Class - 4 Day Workshop

 
LUKE Will walk the class through making appliqué portraits from photos. 
 

Supplies:

  • 5 gray solids in a gradiant, white to black

  • 5 colors of your choosing in a gradiant (ALL SOLIDS)

  • A pack of colored pencils to match the colors. [dont have to be perfect, just kinda close] 

  • Scotch tape 
  • Xacto knife 
  • Scissors
  • Patience

Kit Fee: $25 includes mylar, paper, use of printer

 

General sewing supplies - pins, etc.

   

STUDIO INNOVATION

Join Luke in a workshop geared to help you improve your own studio practice. You will be working through some iterative projects and working out some easy design prompts to help you build confidence in your own studio and a few skills towards creating your own patterns.


Supplies

  • Two colors of solid fabric that aren’t the same color and tone family.

  • [AKA a dark one and a light one. and a cool color and a warm color.]

  • cutting mat over 20",

  • rotary cutter,

  • ruler for cutting against,

  • thread,

  • 10 pieces of printer paper,

  • pen,

  • General sewing supplies - pins, etc.

   

That TRICKY Fabric

This will be super fun.  We ALL have at least one stashed piece of fabric in our closet or basement that we are holding onto for some special occasion.  Let this be it.  I want to take out those fun pieces and use them in some fun designs that we can all learn together.  We will work on scale and design together to match the fabric types.Supplies:

  • THAT fabric.  1/2 yard (minimum) is best

  • 1/2-1 yard of a dark fabric you like with it

  • 1/2-1 yard of a light fabric you like with it

Additional Supplies

  • Thread (black or match the favorite fabric)

  • Rotary cutter

  • 24" mat

  • Ruler no less than 24"

  • Thread (black or match the favorite fabric)

General sewing supplies - pins, etc.

   
SUE SPARGO  

Sue Spargo Contemporary Folk Artist

 

Southern Africa had a considerable influence on Sue’s creativity. She was born in Zambia and then educated in South Africa. She is still influenced by the energy and color of traditional African designs. Later Sue moved to England; this shift between two very different environments also inspires many of her designs. All these early experiences combined to stir her love of “primitive” arts and crafts and grew into a focus on contemporary folk-art.

 

The United States had always beckoned and in 1989 that dream was fulfilled. Sue moved to Connecticut and subsequently to Tennessee, Utah and Ohio. Each new state presented sharp contrasts and stirred more new ideas. With each move she was influenced by many wonderful, quilt enthusiasts.

 

Sue now works in three related areas:

 

DESIGN

Africa has a considerable impact on Sue’s designs.  Apart from these influences Sue

regularly teaches nationally and internationally. It is here where she challenges herself to develop new techniques by playing with fibers and threads.  In 2014  thirty pieces of Sue’s work were exhibited in the La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum in La Conner, Washington.

 

WORKSHOPS AND RETREATS

 

Sue’s greatest satisfaction comes from running workshops and retreats. She has led workshops across the USA and in Australia, Canada, Vietnam, Italy, New Zealand and France. She teaches a specific design or week-long retreat focused on embellishment.  Sue delivers illustrated presentations about her creative process.

 

BOOKS AND PATTERNS

 

All Sue’s current designs are available as books or patterns. Her first technique book, Creative Stitching, was published in 2012 followed by Creative Texturing in 2014.

 

Sue’s other absorbing passions include being with the four strong and fulfilling personalities that are her children, tending her garden and traveling to new and exciting destinations.

 

You may reach Sue at Sue@suespargo.com

 

 

WORKSHOPS WITH SUE

 

Flower Vase - A Small Study Workshop (2 days)

Finished size is approximately 7” x 9”

This small block features a soft neutral, hand-dyed wool background with a vase filled with flowers. We will begin by preparing and layering a textured background. Then embellishing the small vase incorporating hand-dyed fabrics, threads and beads. We will then fill the vase with textural stems and leaves. Then using my newest techniques we will create dimensional flowers using many different techniques.

 

Supply List/Notions

  • Freezer paper, pencil and paper scissors

  • # 10 and 11 Straw needles for beading and cotton appliqué

  • # 24 Chenille needle for wool appliqué and embroidery

  • # 18 Chenille needle for couching

  • # 3 and #1 Milliners needle for wrapped stitches

  • 60wt cotton thread and 50/50 wool thread for appliqué Thread Heaven

  • Clover applique pins Bohin pencil glue stick

  • Embroidery and Fabric scissors Journal and pen for note taking Small circle template

  • 1” x 6” ruler and Chalk Pencil 1/4” hexagon papers

          Background

  • 7” x 9” (cream or gray tone) hand dyed wool for background Neutral color matching ribbons

  • Small pieces of neutral fabrics - cotton prints, silk, linens, yarn dyed fabrics for layering the background

Appliqué

  • Different colors of wool and cotton scraps for vase, leaves and flowers Assorted small pieces of textural fabrics including hand dyed rayon velvet, silks and linens

     Presto Sheer for stabilizing rayon velvet Assorted green skinny ribbons for stems

 

Embellishments

  • Bring an assortment of neutral and colorful embellishment threads for background and appliqué embellishment such as -

  • Eleganza Perle Cottons, Chenille Yarns, Seagrass, Silken Pearl, Dazzle, Razzle, #24 Silk Thread and #11 Seed Beads for   beading

Book: My embroidery book, Creative Stitching

 

 

 

 

Circle Play Pin Cushion  (1 day class)

Create a small circle embellished pincushion to keep your applique pines close at hand.  We will work with hand dyed wook, velvet and textural threads.  Learn new stitches to make this one of a kind piece.

 

Supply List/Notions

  • Freezer paper, pencil and paper scissors

  • #11 Straw needles for cotton appliqué

  • # 24 Chenille needle for wool appliqué and embroidery

  • # 3 and #1 Milliners needle for wrapped stitches 60wt cotton thread to match your velvet

  • 50/50 wool thread for appliqué of circles Clover applique pins

  • Embroidery and Fabric scissors Journal and pen for note taking Small circle template

  • Chalk Pencil

Background

  •    5” x 4” hand dyed wool for background

 Appliqué

  •    Small pieces of wool for circles

  •    Small pieces of hand dyed rayon velvet for circles

 Embellishments

  • Bring an assortment of colorful Eleganza Perle Cottons in size #8, and #5 for embellishment

Book

  • My embroidery book 'Creative Stitching

 

 

Folk Tales - Small Study Workshop (3 days)

We will be creating a small piece 12” x 12” using the images from my book Folk-tails. Choose your favorite animals, trees or flowers. We will begin by preparing and layering a textured background. Then add the appliqué incorporating hand-dyed fabrics, threads and beads. It will make a perfect center for a cushion or bag.

 

Supply List/Notions

  • Freezer paper, pencil and paper scissors

  • # 10 and 11 Straw needles for beading and cotton appliqué

  • # 24 Chenille needle for wool appliqué and embroidery

  • # 18 Chenille needle for couching

  • # 3 and #1 Milliners needle for wrapped stitches

  • 60wt cotton thread and 50/50 wool thread for appliqué Thread Heaven

  • Clover applique pins Embroidery and Fabric scissors Journal and pen for note taking Small circle template

  • 1” x 6” ruler and Chalk Pencil Background

  • 12-1/2” x 12-1/2” hand dyed wool for background Ribbons to match the color of your background

  • Small pieces of same colored fabrics - cotton prints, silk, linens, yarn dyed fabrics f for layering the background

 

Appliqué

  • Different colors of wool and cotton scraps

  • Assorted small pieces of textural fabrics including hand dyed rayon velvet, silks and linens

 

Presto Sheer for stabilizing rayon velvet Assorted green skinny ribbons for stems

 

Embellishments

  • Bring an assortment of colorful embellishment threads for background and appliqué embellishment such as -

  • Eleganza Perle Cottons, Chenille Yarns, Seagrass, Silken Pearl, Dazzle, Razzle, #24 Silk Thread and #11 Seed Beads for   beading


Books

  • Folk-tails

  • My embroidery book 'Creative Stitching

 

 

 

GLORIA LOUGHMAN

 

I live by the sea, on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula, in Victoria, Australia. Married with three daughters and nine grandchildren, I am a trained secondary teacher having worked mainly in the literacy and special education faculties. My initiation into the world of patchwork occurred nearly 30 years ago when I was recovering from a course of chemotherapy for breast cancer.

After completing some studies in design and colour as part of a Diploma of Art in 1996, I began to make my large vivid landscape quilts depicting the Australian bush. Having the opportunity to travel to many unique and fascinating parts of our continent, I am continually challenged to reproduce these images in fabric. Most of the textiles used have been hand dyed or painted and feature extensive machine embroidery. These quilts have won many major awards in Australia, Europe, Japan and the United States. My quilt ‘Kimberley Mystique’ was the winner of Australia’s most prestigious national quilting award in 2003.

Traveling extensively, with my husband Tony, a very keen and talented photographer, I am never short of inspiration for my work. In more recent times, my landscapes have become more abstract as I have played with pattern and color.  My series of quilts based on buildings and other facades is a result of a love of architecture and our opportunity to travel and explore, photographing many fascinating buildings.  Underlying all my work is a passion for color and the ongoing challenge to capture light in my work.

I have been teaching patchwork classes for many years and I really enjoy sharing my knowledge and skills with others. I like to challenge my students to design their own quilts but I am also happy to provide patterns for those less confident. My classes have proved to be very popular with lots of students coming back for a second or third class. I have taught extensively in Australia and in more than 20 countries overseas. My commitment to teaching was acknowledged when I received the Rajah award in 2009, which is awarded for 'an outstanding contribution to Australian quilt making.'

I have had a number of solo exhibitions, including two invitations to have a gallery at the prestigious NEC Show in Birmingham, UK.

I have written four books, Luminous Landscapes, Quilted Symphony, Radiant landscapes and Fabulous Facades.  This latest book ,published by C&T and based on architecture, is due to be released in August, 2017

 So what began as a therapy has developed into a passion and has given me the opportunity to travel the world exhibiting my quilts, teaching classes and meeting lots of wonderful people.

Gloria's email - loughman@iinet.net.au

 

 

 

WORKSHOPS WITH GLORIA

 

Layer by Layer  

If you are ready to try something different, experimenting with designs, patterns and fabrics, this class will help you take that next step.  Combine elements of landscape in an abstract way to create something unique and visually exciting. Choose from three patterns provided.

 

Supplies

·       Pen, Pencil, eraser, sticky tape, black medium felt tipped marker (e.g. Sharpie)

·       Large sheet of white paper – needs to be at least as big as proposed quilt size (can join)

·       Pins

·       1 yard of non-iron Tear – away (available from the tutor)

·       1 yard of Freezer paper

  • 1 yard of fusible web - e.g. Steam a Seam 2 lite, Wonder Under – the amount used will vary according to design.

·       Nylon thread – Wonder Invisible thread or monopoly recommended

·       Neutral coloured thread to blend with background fabrics

·       Threads to match colours of surface applique.

·       Machine needles size 60, and topstitch machine needles size 80 (available from tutor)

·       Scissors (fabric and paper), quick unpick.

·       Rotary cutter, ruler and small cutting board may be useful.

 

Fabrics

 

Bring a range of fabrics that have a variation in pattern and value.  A suggestion is to choose two or three colours that work well together and then select fabrics making sure you include some lights, mediums and darks. Another starting place is to choose a fabric you like then add other fabrics that blend with this.   Remember you need at least one highlight fabric – something that will stand out and provide some contrast.   I will have hand dyed fabrics available so you won’t be left short. 

A few fat quarters or quarter yards plus some smaller pieces will be fine.

 

 

 

   

Distinctive Doorways

Doors have an intriguing and beguiling story to tell us. Some doorways are elaborate, others commonplace and many are in various stages of disrepair. They are created from many different materials and showcase a range of stunning colours and textures. Some of the more interesting doors are in less than perfect condition. They show their age as the materials weather, the paint fades and peels and the metal rusts.  In this class, we will create a small quilt based on a doorway. I will provide the pattern based on a colourful doorway from Mexico.  After looking at a number of colour schemes participants can then decide to use a very different palette or stay with the original colour scheme for their own design. As part of the construction technique we will look at the layers of the building and construct each layer separately. Main features will be outlined with a thin dark line to create a more graphic image.

 

Supplies 

·       Pen and notebook

·       Pencil (2B), pencil sharpener, eraser, sticky tape, a black fine point Sharpie and a medium point Sharpie and normal ruler

·       A sheet of good quality tracing paper (available from the tutor for)

·       Pins – lots of straight pins

·       1 metre (yard) of Freezer Paper

·       1 metre (yard) of Steam a Seam 2 Lite.

·       Threads to match fabrics, plus a reel of fine black thread. (50 or 60 weight ideal)

·       Rotary cutter, board and ruler

·       Fabric scissors

·       Small very sharp scissors

·       Paper scissors

·       Quick unpick

·       tweezers

·       Size 70 and 80 topstitch machine needles - available from tutor

·       Fine fabric marking pen – eg. Sewline fabric marking pencil

 

Fabric

Background

Half metre (yard) of dark coloured Batik fabric.  This can be black or a dark purple/black or blue/black, teal/black etc. The dark batik can be plain or marbled.

At least 6  fat quarters of fabrics that work well together.  [You will need textured fabric for a wall, old doors, pavement, archway etc. Batiks, Stonehenge, hand dyes work well.]

Batting

The batting needs to be slightly bigger than A3 size - 30 cms(12ins) x 42 cms (18ins). Thin iron on batting would be a good choice

Backing Fabric

Slightly larger than your batting

The tutor will have some suitable hand dyed fabric for sale.

 

 

   

Light up your landscape - 2 day class

 

Light is one of the most powerful tools that an artist can use in a composition. Fusing small squares, rectangles or diamonds of fabric, students can build up a landscape background that is full of light, contrasts and drama. In this class, design principles including perspective and focal point will be outlined and a variety of colour schemes will be displayed and discussed. A choice of two patterns will be offered and a kit of hand dyed fabrics will be available as an option. Fusing, invisible machine appliqué, free motion stitching and quilting techniques will be included. This workshop is suitable for new and experienced quilters.

 

Supplies

  • Pen and notebook

  • Pencil, eraser, cellotape, black medium felt tipped marker (e.g. Sharpie)

  • Rotary cutter, patchwork ruler, cutting board, optional small square (6 ½ or 4 ½ inches)

  • Pins

  • 1 metre (yards) of Freezer Paper

  • 2 metres (yards) of fusible web - e.g. 24 inch Steam a Seam 2 Lite recommended.  Narrower widths will also work well but you will need more.

  • Thread to blend with background and foreground fabrics.

  • size 80 topstitch needles (available from tutor)

  • Scissors (both fabric and paper), Seam Ripper, tweezers

  • Batting – A little bigger than proposed quilt size.  Suggest cotton, wool or any other thin batting.  If not sure of size – I would suggest batting about 20 ins by 26 ins)

 

Fabric

 

Background - Bring a range of fabrics that blend well together in the colors needed for the background.  It may work out that you actually only use three or four background fabrics, if they contain a range of colours. The important thing is for the fabrics to blend or overlap so that the color graduations are quite subtle. 

 

Foreground- Choose fabrics to match your foreground details such as trees, buildings, foliage etc

 

Backing fabric – The same size as batting – suggest 20 ins by 26ins

 

The kit is optional and contains hand dyed and hand painted fabrics.  The kit includes all the fabrics needed for the front of the quilts and matching variegated thread.  Participants will still need sewing supplies, batting, backing fabric, Steam a seam 2 Lite and freezer paper.

 

There will be suitable hand dyed and painted fabrics available for sale in the classroom as well as and variegated threads. Copies of my book, Radiant Landscapes will also be available.

 

 

 

Shades of the Forest - 2 day class

A forest is often filled with a play of light as the sun filters through to some areas and leaves others in mysterious gloomy shade. A way of recreating this dappled sunshine backdrop is to tile a background in a variation of colors. The addition of detailed trees, branches and leaves in the foreground adds perspective and interest. The tiled background is created by fusing small squares or rectangles.  Consideration of the season and type of trees will be important design elements.  Background colors could range from the stunning autumn tones of reds, browns, oranges and gold, to the new crisp greens of spring to the grey and white tones of the stark bleak winter.  In this workshop, a pattern will be provided for everyone and an optional kit of hand dyed fabrics is available. Fusing, fabric painting, free motion stitching, and quilting techniques will be included. This workshop is suitable for new and experienced quilters.

 

 

Materials

  • Pen and notebook

  • Pencil, eraser, sticky tape, black medium felt tipped marker (e.g. Sharpie)

  • Rotary cutter, patchwork ruler, cutting board, optional small square (6 ½ or 4 ½ inches)

  • Pins

  • 1 metre (yard) of Freezer Paper

  • 1 metre (yard) of Wide Steam A Seam 2 Lite

  • 1 metre (yard) of Wonder Under fusible web

  • Thread to blend with background and foreground fabrics.

  • Size 80 and 90 top stitch needles (available from tutor)

  • Scissors (both fabric and paper), Quick unpick, tweezers

  • Applique mat or baking paper

  • Batting – A little bigger than proposed quilt size. (Yes, we need this on the first day of class) Suggest cotton, wool or any other thin batting.  If not sure of size I would suggest 100cms by 75 cms

 

Fabric

 

Background

1. To create your backdrop, choose a multi-colored fabric or a range of fabrics that mimic the colors and textures in the background of your forest. You can use a collection of fabrics or one multi-colored commercial fabric or dyed fabric. 6 - 8 fat quarters of multicoloured fabrics that blend will be enough for the tiles.  You will also need 3/4 yard of a fabric that blends with your tile fabrics to be the base.

 

Foreground branches and leaves- Choose fabrics to match your foreground details. Small scraps will be suitable for leaves. Also bring a metre (yard) of light coloured or white fabric for the trunks or branches. These trunks will be painted and I will provide the brushes and paint.

 

Backing fabric – The same size as batting

 

A kit of hand dyed fabrics suitable for the tiles, base fabric, leaves and variegated thread is available as an option.  The cost is $45.  Participants will still need to bring white fabric for the trunks, backing fabric, batting, Steam a Seam 2 lite, Wonder under, freezer paper and sewing supplies

 

Class registration will begin in AUGUST, 2017.  A selection list will be e-mailed to participants, please be certain you keep us updated if your email address changes.

 



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