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Lenore Crawford Workshop

Realistic Art Quilts - May 30 - June 1, 2013

Fusing/Fabric Painting to Create Realistic Art Quilts
All Student Levels


In this three day workshop students will create their own designs from their own photos. They can also use one of my patterns if they don't have their own photos. Freezer paper patterns will be created with my simple technique and then the design will be fused onto muslin. Fabric painting will be added to the finished design, and then the art quilt tops will be put together with a batting layer and backing. Finally top-stitching will be added for additional depth and texture.


Throughout the workshop, students will learn Lenore's techniques and how she arrived at this style of fusing. You will learn how to choose a design and what makes a good composition. Students will then learn how to choose and blend fabrics by tone, color and texture during the designing process.

The fabric paints are used to add detail and shadows to create depth on the design. Types of fabric paints will be discussed and painting techniques will be covered. Projects will be finished with stitching and thread painting if desired. Free motion sewing will be discussed and my techniques for finishing an art quilt with my simple binding technique will also be covered.

About Lenore

After working in a hospital lab and then chemical research for many years, Lenore Crawford wanted to pursue her passion for art as a full-time endeavor. She has worked in many different media including pen and ink, acrylics, wood, and others and became intrigued with fabric. She has developed her own fiber art style and technique and calls it "Impressionistic Fabric Blending" using 2" squares of hundreds of different fabrics cut randomly and assembled to create a sort of fabric "painting".

Currently she is using fusing and fabric paints to create her fiber art. She has been lecturing on and teaching the fusing technique she developed to quilt guilds, private students, and quilt shows nationally and internationally. She has won numerous prizes for her work at art shows and quilt shows across the country. Her technique has been published in the Quilters' Newsletter Magazine and American Quilter Magazine, and her electronic book called "Impressionistic Fabric Blending Create Your Own Art Quilt" has been well received.

She was also featured on Kaye Wood's Quilting Friends PBS program in Episode #1607. A native Midlander, Lenore loves to travel to France to visit with friends and hike in the mountains with her children and husband.


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The registration button has been disabled - This class is now full (2/5/2013). Please call for status regarding this workshop or to be put on the waiting list. Contact Becky Glasby 270-442-8856 x213.

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