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Karen Stone Workshop

Clamshell: Decorative One-Patch - March 21 - 23, 2013

Quilting offers us myriad choices in color, texture, pattern, style, artistic expression - but also in technique. In her improvisational Clam Session quilt workshop, you will work with cherished fabrics in patchwork and applique, utilizing traditional and innovative techniques by hand and machine.

In nutshell (or a clamshell), the class explores passion (interpretive color work and personal palette planning), improvisation (making stuff up), and execution (realizing it in fabric). And it's about empowering the quilter - you - as colorist, designer, technician, and artist.

Class Project (click on images for larger view)

Clam Session, by Karen Stone

About Karen

Karen Kleespies Stone began quiltmaking in 1986, teaching in 1990, and publishing in 1993. Electric Quilt published Karen K Stone Quilts in 2004, now in multiple printings, and another is in the works.

Her quilts have won numerous awards, including first prizes in international competitions, and quilts made from her patterns appear frequently in exhibition. Her Indian Orange Peel received the People's Choice Award at Quilt National '95, and her Clam Session quilt received the Master of Innovative Artistry at IQA in 2009.

Karen holds degrees in Piano from Baylor and Indiana Universities, has two lovely daughters, three horrible cats, the perfect dog, and lives mostly in Beaumont, Texas, where she is blessed to be a member of the Blockheads Bee.


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Tuition is $375 for for Non Friends and $345 for Friends of the Museum.

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