Nancy Lesko Workshops Nancy will be teaching these fast and fun tropical themed appliqué wall quilts. You should have plenty of time to finish your top in class and maybe even finish the quilt during our open sewing times. You will learn some fast and fun appliqué processes, including a two-sided fusible methods and how to best use and utilize mono-filament threads for your edge finishing. Great ways to make a last minute and impressionable gift! Herd of Turtles – by Pacific Rim Quilt Company The Pacific Rim Quilt Company has put together a remarkable grouping of quilt patterns and, lucky for us, many fit right into our tropical Hawaii Quilt cruise. Nancy Lesko, has picked out a few patterns from this series for our cruise, not only because the theme fits right in, but because they will teach you an entire new way to easily applique these beautiful and charming pieces. Materials list will be provided. Dragonflies in Flight – by Pacific Rim Quilt Company Another novelty style design from Pacific Rim, this project is sure to please the dragonfly collectors in our group. Materials List will be provided Clam Shell A fun undersea easy novelty wall quilt, Nancy will be demonstrating some of her easy applique methods. Materials List Will Follow Octopus A perfect partner to the Clamshell, this charming sea creature is a quick paced project and will be a great memory of our cruise. Materials List Will Follow Bird of Paradise Utilizing only two fabrics, this fun floral project depicts one of the island’s favorite flowers. Materials list will be provided Sea Horse This little guy looks challenging, but you will finish him up in no time. These applique projects are a ‘breeze’ and you will be learning an all new way to make fun and fast quilts with this special two fabric cut out process. Materials list will be provided Judy Coates Perez Workshops Surface Design 101 Learn about different textile paints while creating unique, textured fabrics to use for art quilting or as a base for other mixed media techniques. A few of the methods we’ll explore are shibori and scrunching, working with sea sponges, layering translucent washes, creating texture by relief and working with a variety of brushes. Supply fee $26* Make your Mark Begin the class by designing and carving your own rubber stamp and foam stamp. Then explore mark making printing with your new stamps, wood block stamps, stamps from home, thermofax screens and quill pens to create beautiful stamped and painted fabrics. Supply fee $30 Painting Hawaiian Flora with Textile Paints Using native Hawaiian floral imagery, learn how to paint fabric with textile paints using an original design of your own or one provided in class. Students will learn techniques for creating smooth gradations of color, glazing paint with textile mediums to create more visual depth, covering large areas with even color and avoiding blotchiness, control paint bleeding, working with freezer paper masks, and painting smooth lines and fine details. We will also discuss how different paints affect the hand of the fabric, and how to baste painted textiles for quilting. This is an information packed class geared to help students gain confidence painting fabric for art quilting. Students will have a variety of images to choose from or may work from their own designs. Supply fee $20* How Can You Resist? Explore the art of using resists to create beautifully textured painted fabric, while working with a variety of inexpensive items commonly found around the house or the local office supply. Supply fee $20 Heavy Metal Play Day Spend a day working with craft metal and discover a variety of ways you can add flash to your mixed media projects. Each student will receive a beginners metal tool kit courtesy of Walnut Hollow, and learn multiple embossing techniques to create beautiful designs with dimension and texture on aluminum and copper metal. Several methods for enhancing metal with color using alcohol inks and markers will also be explored in this fun and relaxed class. Supply fee $16 Painting Hawaiian Fauna with Textile Paints Using birds, insect or animal imagery native to Hawaii, learn how to paint fabric with textile paints using an original design of your own or one provided in class. Students will learn techniques for creating smooth gradations of color, glazing paint with textile mediums to create more visual depth, covering large areas with even color and avoiding blotchiness, control paint bleeding, working with freezer paper masks, and painting smooth lines and fine details. We will also discuss how different paints affect the hand of the fabric, and how to baste painted textiles for quilting. This is an information packed class geared to help students gain confidence painting fabric for art quilting. Students will have a variety of images to choose from or may work from their own designs. Supply fee $20* *These classes also need a set of 4 brushes - $16 Flora/fauna painting, surface design 101 Lisa Erlandson Workshops Aloha Applique! Let’s Go Hawaiian! 42 x 42 inches Make your own Hawaiian-style appliqué quilt as you learn a little bit about the Hawaiian quilting tradition and explore different appliqué techniques. Kit includes 8 different color design choices. Several color combinations available. - $55 Hibiscus Splash 18 x 18 inches Why is wool wonderful? You are about to find out! Using hand-dyed wool, you will find out why appliqué with wool is quick and fun. Wool – no fusing, no unraveling, vibrant rich colors. Raw edge appliqué never looked so good. Kit (required) - $45 AND- for your left-over scraps, I will provide a pattern for you to create an ocean themed pin-cushion, for you to keep or to give away! What Lies Beneath 18 x 24” (or as you wish) 21st Century Broderie Perse – with modern methods and attitudes! Build your own watery world. Serious or whimsical, with bling or without. Fun bling choices will be available in class to help personalize your creation. Kit (includes several choices of sky / water / sand and pre-fused fabrics for populating your underwater world.) - $35 Quilt Design by the Seat of Your Pants Quilt blocks of different sizes? Tired of the same old straight sets for your quilt blocks? Tired of trying to make your blocks fit the measurements of the quilt layouts included in the pattern. Ready to try something new? Something different? Something original? This class takes you through several different block settings and quilt layouts to give you the road map to create your own, very original layouts. Kit $15 includes workbook and fabrics. Say What You Wanna Say 24 x 36” We all know quilts speak to us but this quilt makes it easier to understand. Fused words and embellishments such as stamping, photo transfer, foiling and whatever your imagination can create help this quilt speak your mind! Choose a theme when you sign up*: Indulge (Chocolate) Love is All You Need (words of encouragement) My Obsession (quilting related words) Best Cruise Ever (special pattern for this cruise!) Additional letters will be available to personalize your creation. Materials / kit info: Background should be sewn before cruise. Directions will be sent. 12 – 15 fabrics are needed. Background kit available - $15 Kit for class (pre-fused letters) - $35 Petit Bebe Paniers (Little Baby Baskets) Blocks: 3.25”, quilt size: as you wish Do you think hand piecing is a thing of the past? These tiny baskets are easier to create by hand than by machine! Practice and perfect your hand piecing skills and learn how it can co-exist with your machine piecing to help you create sharper points and smoother seam intersections. Fill your baskets with silk ribbon, buttons, beads or leave them empty to collect praise for your precise hand work! Kit $25, includes fabrics, thread and needles plus choice of embellishments including buttons, beads and silk ribbon embroidery.
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