Preview of 2018-19 Quilters' Connection Speakers and Workshops

Lectures and Workshops


$10 Guest Fee for Non QC Members. Program Schedule is Subject to Change

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Lecture

Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm
Guest Speaker: Andrea Brokenshire
Topic: “My Journey as an Art Quilter”



Workshop

Date: Friday, September 21, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Topic: Painted Applique Coneflower
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Andrea will be teaching her techniques on how to paint on silk. It is open to everyone and will be a fun day of creativity.
This is a painting class, no sewing.

Date:Saturday, September 22, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Topic: Snippet/Confetti Background
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Come play with fabric and learn Andrea’s technique for this highly textured background.
This is a full day workshop (making the background in the morning and stitching it together in the afternoon).
The images that follow show painted silk flowers with the confetti background.




Lecture

Date:Thursday, October 18, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm
Guest Speaker: Elizabeth Busch    
Topic: Elizabeth will talk about the evolution of her painted/woven sculpture pieces.

elizabethbusch.com/


“Fire In the Belly,” 23.5”x 65.5” (Quilt National 2017)

“Breakthrough,” (Q=A=Q 2017 Juror’s Award) 21”x60"

Workshop

Two day workshop Friday and Saturday
Dates: October 19-20, 2018
Times: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Topic: Your Voice: A Painted Quilt Top!
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Using Pro Chem’s Textile Paints and canvas along with other fabric you bring from home, each participant will create work that portrays an idea from within. I will share samples of my work, discuss how I find inspiration for my quilts, discuss how one piece leads to another, how to ‘listen’ to what your work is telling you, and review basics of good composition and design.
Process is the key to my work, and I will share the ‘how’ with the group. You will each paint, play, explore and sew, creating 1 or 2 or quilt tops by workshop’s end. The group will paint half the time and sew half the time, though each participant will work at her/his own pace. We will also learn how to look at the finished results individually and as a group, establishing a way to be objective about our own and others’ work in order to use constructive criticism as a positive tool.
We may also discuss any other topics of your choosing i.e. commission work, making a living as an artist, etc.

My work:

“Heat Wave” 26” x 70” E. Busch 2014..the process we would use in workshop

Workshop in progress:



Process we would be doing on first day(image from 2017 2day workshop)


… second day result of what was done(sewn top in middle)


Lecture

Date:Thursday, November 15
Time: 7:00 pm
Guest Speaker: Melissa Averinos
Topic: Making Faces in Fabric

Melissa’s funny and inspiring lecture is about her path as an artist and the way she approaches creating. She shows the progression of how the award-winning quilts My Brother’s Jeans and face #1 were made.


melissaaverinos.com/workshops/

Workshop

Two one day workshops Nov 16 and 17, 2018
Date:Friday, November 16, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Topic: Making Cat Faces with Melissa!
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Just what it sounds like. It is rad. One day class (6 hours).

Date:Saturday, November 17, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Topic: Making Faces With Melissa, my signature class,
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An exploration in raw edge appliqué faces.


Lecture

Date: Thursday, January 17, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Guest Speaker: Mary Walter
Topic:Lecture/Trunk show: Japanese Boro: Tradition, Techniques, and Today


Through a series of historical slides and contemporary interpretations of Boro stitching ideas we will explore the history of Japanese Boro. Historically, a functional form of layering and stitching traditional indigo and other fabrics together to patch clothing, futons and household textiles to extend their usefulness also became a beautiful statement of how simple hand stitching transcended their humble purpose. Today Boro inspired layering and stitching techniques reappear in contemporary clothing, utilitarian textiles and quilts.


Lecture

Date: Thursday, February 21, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Topic: QC Show and Tell

More to come ...

Lecture

Date: March 21, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Guest Speaker: David Taylor lecture/trunk show


davidtaylorquilts.com

Maynard

Marmalade’s First Snow

Hidden Treasures

Workshop

Date:Friday, March 22, 2019
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Topic: Under the Apple Tree – Pictorial Machine Applique   "SUPPLY LIST"

This easy pattern is uniquely designed to teach my turned-edge, layered, machine-appliqué technique using freezer paper templates, liquid starch and nylon invisible thread. Students need to have a sewing machine with ‘adjustable blind hem stitch’ capability.
Required kit fee ($30): includes pattern, freezer paper, pre-washed fabrics, machine needle and YLI invisible thread This class is best-suited for today’s domestic sewing machines. Older domestic machine models,?basic straight stitch models and/or portable sewing machines are not well-suited for this class.


Date:Saturday, March 23, 2019
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Topic: Pictorial Hand Applique – Summer Gardener   "SUPPLY LIST"

This workshop demonstrates David’s layered hand-applique technique with simple applique shapes using freezer paper templates and liquid starch. The class will also cover how I build my pictorial wall quilts and how to get beautiful details by letting the fabric choices do all the hard work. Required $30 kit fee payable to the instructor.


Lecture

Date:April 11, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Guest Speaker: Gladi Porsche
Topic: Lecture/Trunk Show: A Passion for Quilts


Gladi will explain about how she got into quilting and then show and talk about her quilts more or less in chronological order. She will focus a lot on the design process and the audience can see how her work has evolved over time.


gladiquilts.net

Lecture

Date:Thursday, May 9, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Guest Speaker: Heidi Proffetty
Topic: Lecture/Trunk Show: Mosaic Art Quilts



Description: Have you ever come across an art quilt for the first time that made your jaw drop and you felt so emotionally charged that you were compelled to learn how to make art like that? Would you consider taking the leap towards developing your own artistic style? In this lecture, I will share my experiences as I made the transition from Quilter/Sewist to Art Quilter, developing my own original technique of mixing some technology with fabric and stitching to create mosaic style art quilts.



heidiproffetty.com/