Teaching for the next few months
March finds me in my studio teaching three workshops:
Make your quilts sing with digital imagery: editing photos in Powerpoint
A 2-hour demo On Thursday, March 10th at 10:00 a.m. MST, where I share my screen and show you how to edit photos in Powerpoint: from removing backgrounds to changing colour, adjusting and balancing the colours, adding shadows, mirror image, adding text and layering among other tips and tricks. No supply list. No need to have Powerpoint installed to take the workshop. Then you can make a decision whether you’d like to subscribe to the program or not. I work on a Mac and have Office 365 installed, but I know you can also only purchase PowerPoint.
Here are a few examples of photos edited on PP and then layered with other images. The text is reversed because it was used to print on Transfer Artist Paper (TAP).
From Sketch to Stitch with Inktense Pencils
On March 17th at 9:00 a.m. MDT (Daylight Savings time starts on March 13th), I’m teaching an Inktense pencils workshop. It’s 3 hours and it’s divided in two parts. In the first part of the workshop, you’ll trace a design (provided) onto fabric and then layer it with batting and backing and free-motion quilt it to create a “sketch” on fabric. In the second part of the class, I’ll show you a few different ways to use Inktense pencils to colour the design.
Inktense pencils are Ink in the form of a pencils, and react with water for bright and permanent colour. We will be using fabric medium instead, so once heat set, the piece will be launderable.
You can purchase the 12-pencil set in my Store. I’ve included with it a booklet called “Derwent Inktense Expert Guide” with different projects (while quantities last).
March 22nd brings Sophisticated Monoprinting at 9:00 am. MDT. A 3-hour workshop where you’ll use a design of your choice to monoprint shapes. You’ll be working with your own stencils to create a design on fabric using acrylic or fabric paints and a gel plate.
Quiltfest Virtual Schoolhouse #2 – May 11-14th
I am delighted to be back teaching for Mancuso Show at their new Quiltfest Virtual Schoolhouse in May. I am teaching two different workshops. Visit www.quiltfest.com.
On May 11th, I’m teaching From sketch to stich with Inktense Pencils (see description above), and on May 12th, a 6-hour workshop called Curves where I guide students in creating this design below, full of curves, without actually sewing curves. Once you learn the technique, you are able to create your own designs.
I offer a full kit for this workshop that contains all fabrics for the top, batting, backing and threads for piecing and quilting. Hope to have you in class!
Saskatchewan Stitchers Conference
I’m happy to be back teaching virtually at the Saskatchewan Stitches Conference late May and early June.
I am doing a lecture on May 27th on “What is Colour?” and then on May 29th I am teaching my beloved Introduction to Fabric Painting. I have wonderful memories of this class as it, in some way, started my journey into surface design.
On Wednesday June 1st and Thursday, June 2nd, I am teaching a two-part Simple Landscapes with Stitch and Paint class. The first part of the class will be dedicated to piecing the landscape and the second day, the design will be added, free-motion quilted and then painted.
On Sunday, June 4th, I will be teaching a full-day Free motion Quilting Workshop. I am very excited about this one as I looooove free-motion quilting. Join me to learn filler motifs, straight line quilting, grid work, even feathers. I’ll see you there!
The last one to tell is …
Quilt Canada – Vancouver
Quilt Canada in Vancouver – June 15th to June 18th, 2022. And this one it has been confirmed it will be in person, unless things change drastically once again. I am teaching three workshops:
Rocks, Pebbles & Stones, Oh my!
On Thursday, June 16th. All about making my rocks, pebbles and stones and stitching them to fabric. 6 hours.
On Friday, June 17th, it’s Paintstiks on Fabric where students will make their own rubbing plates and then use them on fabric with Paintstiks to create one-of-a-kind fabrics.
And on Saturday June 18th, it’s From Sketch to Stitch with Inktense Pencils – a 6 hour workshop this time; I’m working on a new design to bring. (See description above).
And that’s it for now – where I’ll be in the next few months. I hope I see you in some classes.
Thanks for reading. Stay well and keep creating.