Lectures, Seminars and Workshops


LECTURES

The following slide presentations each run
 approximately one hour in length:

A Fabric Portrait

Chronicles Carol's career in quilting beginning in 1972 -
with special emphasis on her work in pictorial applique.

 

Wearable Art

Twice a designer for the Fairfield Fashion Show, Carol shares
her adventure in the world of wearable art along with tips to produce
a unique piece of wearable art incorporating your patchwork,
applique, embroidery, beadwork, or handwoven fabric. Learn to choose
patterns that flatter both your handiwork and you.

 

The Evolution of the Art Quilt

Traces the development of quilting as an accepted art form. Quilts move
from the bedroom to the boardroom, from the clothesline to the art gallery.

 

 

 

HALF DAY SEMINARS

Lecture/Demonstration format classes:

Face to Face

An information session demonstrating the materials and techniques for
producing realistic human figures in pictorial applique.

 

Beyond Cotton

An information-packed session of tips and demonstrations on working with non-traditional
fabrics. Tame the wild ones, brocades, velours, lamés, and all the slippery,
slinky remnants that are lurking in your scrap bag. Now is the time to let your fabric
beasts out of the closet and include them in your next quilt.

 

Sheer Colour

Explores the world of transparent fabric overlays. Ideas for using organza, net,
gauze and other sheer fabrics in patchwork and applique.



ONE DAY WORKSHOPS

Pictorial People

Include realistic figures in your next pictorial quilt. Participants will construct a dancing
couple using a combination of machine applique and hand embroidery.

Intermediate, Advanced

 

Every Which Way But Flat

Make a sampler of fabric manipulation techniques - fold it,
gather it, ruche it, fray it, wrinkle it, layer it.

All Levels
 (Can be offered as half day class.)

 

Reversible Quilts

Learn the secrets of reversible Log Cabin, Pineapple, Crazy Quilt
and more. Students will use machine sewing techniques to construct
reversible  blocks with different designs on front and back.

All Levels
(Can be offered as half day class.)


Sew Sheers

An introduction to working with organza and other sheers. Students will
produce squares for a small sampler quilt while experimenting with unique color effects
possible using transparent fabric overlays.

All Levels

 

The Waltz (1984)

A celebration of the 19th century waltz presented in a border that suggests the silver frames of the period. 26" x 15.5" In a PICTORIAL PEOPLE workshop, students learn to construct a dancing couple similar to this one.


Greetings/ Goddu Systems/ Carol