Upcoming 2019 Workshops
March 14-16, 2019
This workshop will cover key concepts of making a collage portrait from a photo including light, shadow, value, shapes, color, fabric choices, assembly, quilting techniques, and photo manipulation. Students will select a pattern from the instructor to make their portrait quilt and learn all the steps to turn a photo into a portrait using photo manipulation software. Students will learn how to use fabric values to aide in producing pictorial quilts with a wow factor. Then they will learn a variety of techniques to sew the raw edge portraits including: non-traditional trapunto, non-traditional thread painting and other concepts and tools. By the third day, students will take their own 8 ½” x 11” portrait photos and make a pattern, creating their own unique portrait collage projects.
May 30–June 1, 2019
In this workshop, you will learn how to paint images with Procion dyes on cotton. Learning to control the dyes will be emphasized. Among other things, we will cover blending, layering, special effects, and painting without bleeding. All of these techniques can be used to create images as complex as portraits or as simple as a line on a scarf. Additionally, we will explore new ideas about how to use quilting to enhance the look of your painted cloth. The main objective is to use quilting lines to create depth, texture, tension, or shadowing which will give a new dimension to your quilt.
Victoria Findlay Wolfe
July 19-20, 2019
Enjoy the curves! – with this eye-popping curved braid pattern. From Victoria's newest book, "Modern Quilt Magic", this class will focus on curved piecing, cutting and pinning for success. Use solids, prints and lights to make a dazzling quilt with interwoven movement and simple, graphic style... or just go Scrap-crazy and use all those great prints in your stash!
October 3-5, 2019
In this three day workshop students will create their own designs from their own photos. They can also use one of Lenore's patterns if they don’t have their own photos. Freezer paper patterns will be created with her 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.
Frequently Asked Questions about Workshops
What are the times of the workshop?
Most classes are 3 days: Thursday – Saturday. Some are 2 days only: Friday & Saturday. Class starts at 9:00am and ends around 4:00 or 4:30pm. Students must be out of the classrooms when the Museum closes at 5:00pm. Friday evening we offer you the option to stay until 8:00pm and work on your project or visit the Museum galleries.
How many people will be in the workshop?
We can accommodate up to 20 students per workshop – each student having use of one 3’x6’ table. Feel free to bring your own chair or seat cushions for your comfort.
When can I bring in my supplies?
You may arrive to unload materials and pick-up your welcome bags between 1:00-5:00pm on the day before the workshop begins.
Where do I park?
Loading and unloading materials can be done from the Museum lot. We have a couple of carts available if you need help bringing materials inside. Please park in the municipal parking lot located on 2nd Street behind the Museum during class hours. All parking is free.
How do I get into the Museum?
Please use the Main Entrance to the Museum. The right hand door will be unlocked each morning at 8:30am for you to enter the building.
What about lunch?
Lunch break is an hour and held at the instructor’s discretion. There are a variety of restaurants within walking distance of the Museum that are open for lunch and dinner.
Can I bring my own food?
Coffee, hot water, soft drinks and light snacks are provided during the workshop. You are welcome to bring your own tea bags, drinks or snacks for your own table as desired.
Do I have to pay admission to the Museum?
No! As a workshop participant your admission to the galleries is included.