Victoria Findlay Wolfe's Workshop
Double Wedding Ring Improv - September 8 - 10th, 2016
Improvising on a traditional pattern: Explore the patterns within a traditional double wedding ring quilt. Modernize by telling a story or building on a memory.
We start by manipulating fabric using several fun and easy techniques from 15 Minutes of Play.
*Made fabrics techniques
We will work on the layout to build your own unique version of a Double Wedding ring quilt. Ideas based on Double Wedding Rings: Traditions Made Modern, Victoria's newest book. Time spent on design, learning construction and improvisation, piecing curves, using negative space and looking at how your fabrics can help build movement.
*PLUS, learn the tricks for ease of construction! I have many tips for piecing the DWR!
About Victoria Findlay Wolfe
Victoria had fine art training. She is a painter at heart who has sculpted, still does photography and basically 'isn't happy unless she is making something'. "I've always known I'd become some kind of artist but to my surprise QUILTS became my greatest passion..." states Victoria.
I grew up in Minnesota. My father is a farmer with an upholstery business and my mother sews and is generally a creative person. Her mother, my grandmother, was an avid QUILT maker and her QUILTS have inspired me all my life. To be a little girl to be buried under her warm quilts during the Minnesota winters was wonderfully comforting. As I grew I was transported into the world of color by the color in her crazy QUILTS and as I got older I used my sewing abilities in my art, which was frowned on at the College of Visuals Arts in St. Paul for being "too crafty".
After I graduated, I focused all my efforts on my art and moved to New York City in 1994. Starting out in NYC was intimidating and expensive, so I always had my sewing machine handy to whip up a few skirts for work. I painted furiously, had a few shows, but in the end, I kept coming back to sewing.
In 2008 I saw a popular quilting blog online and I thought "Hey! I can do that" and here I am.
My approach to QUILTING is very much the way I draw. I use warm up excercises to get me started... 15 minutes at a time...
15 minutes of "play" and inevitably a QUILT idea emerges.
I love QUILTING for myself and I love QUILTING for other people. It makes me very happy to be commissioned to make a QUILT for someone who I know will cherish it. A QUILT I have made keeps me attached to the people who live with it and that, besides my loving family, brings me the greatest joy.
For more information about Victoria, click here.
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