Art Quilt Workshop
Dates:May 3rd, and 4th
Time:9:30am - 4:00pm
We are VERY excited to offer a two-day Art Quilt Workshop to our new and budding Art Quilters! We will be working on the "Bubble & Stripe" art quilt, as presented to us by Turtle Hand at Quilt Market in the fall of 2018. There are a limited number of 8 spots in the class - kits will be provided that include exclusive Malaysian hand-dyed prints and a panel to construct your art quilt with.
Turtle Hand Batiks have pledged to offer outstanding Malaysian small batch batik fabrics. Ethical trade practices are well-espoused. They provide export opportunities for small entrepeneurs in Malaysia; hire and train local villagers in areas with limited employment opportunities; pay the producers a 50% deposit when product is ordered; they pay fair price and pay workers a living wage; and respect local cultural and artistic customs. They also give back to the community through support of disadvantaged children, compromised indigineous people and endangered sea turtle conservation efforts in Malaysia. We are so happy to support their efforts as well!
While similar in color and nature, each student will receive a kit that has a different focal panel in it and will work with the fabric to piece a great art piece, suitable to be straetched on a canvas or finished tradionally as an art quilt. If you wish to enlarge it by adding other traditional batiks, options will be there for you.
Emphasis will be on design and construction, with an intense feocus on threadplay, beading and hand stitching. Never used those decorative stitches on your sewing machine before? It may be the opportune time to get familiar with them.
Final pricing of this workshop (including kit) is still in the works, but you'll want to phone early and get your name on the waiting list! Interested students will be contacted later in March in the order the names are received.
Supply lists will follow as will pricing.