2012 Hawaii Quilt Cruise Workshops To avoid conflict with important onboard events, registration and schedule available in October when Holland America’s releases their event schedule CLASSES WITH SYLVIA PIPPEN Traditional Hawaiian Appliqué—hand appliqué Learn the traditional Hawaiian method of appliqué. Tropical Fish Sampler—hand sashiko Choose from 9 different blocks to complete your island underwater scene. Big-Bold Hibiscus—hand appliqué and sashiko If you are new to hand applique, give thie method a try! Learn how to pre-form accurate Hibiscus petals and leaf shapes using heat resistant MYLAR. The results are perfect petals, ready to applique down. Learn how to transfer, sashiko techniques, how to fussy cut your fabric to make realistic dimensional flowers, and how to make perfect invisible applique stitches. . Bamboo Garden—Two day workshop Hand appliqué and sashiko. An additional opportunity to apply Sylvia’s easy turned applique and sashiko methods to another Island designed beauty. Tropical Floral Sampler—hand appliqué and sashiko Choose from one of 9 Island floral motif blocks in this series to complete your cruise project. Sylvia has kits available for all blocks so you may finish an entire quilt in this style when you get home. CLASSES WITH LAURA WASILOWSKI Colorful Leaves Learn the basic principles of designing artwork (like repetition, variety, and contrast) and make a colorful leaf quilt at the same time. Creating art is easy with pre-fused fabrics and is the perfect way to learn about the elements that make a well designed quilt. Tiny Homes and Gardens In this workshop we explore the many techniques of fusing: free cutting, layering, collage building, design, and more. The result is a whimsical neighborhood placed in a colorful landscape setting and made from beautifully hand-dyed fabrics supplied by your teacher. 2012 Hawaii Quilt Cruise Workshops—page 2 More— CLASSES WITH LAURA WASILOWSKI Stitch After Fusing A well placed embroidery stitch on the surface of fabric brings a quilt to life. It lends the surface additional color, pattern, definition, and texture. In this class you will make a small flower quilt from a pre-fused fabric kit. Basic embroidery stitches are reviewed using brilliantly colored pearl cotton threads (also part of the kit). Learn to entice the viewer closer to your art with free form, unfettered embroidery. Garden of Eden Create a small art quilt teeming with every flower in creation. Build a blooming garden on a green base of lush leaves, curly ferns and wavy blades of grass. Add simple daisies, jolly tulips and colorful chrysanthemums to the mix and you have a garden that Eve would envy. All from colorful fused fabrics. Directions for free cutting flowers and bias leaves and fused quilt assembly processes are covered. . Object Lesson To truly make your own art quilts, begin by designing your own fabric. In this class you will make swatches of colorful fused fabrics like florals, checks, stripes, and dots. Using those fused fabric swatches, you can then create an art quilt illustrating a familiar object. It can be an object of personal meaning such as a teapot, chair, or birdhouse or possibly an abstract collage full of texture and pattern. Either way, it is an original quilt made with original fabric designs Tree top Be – Bop Build a small, peaceful, landscape quilt from cheerful pre-fused fabrics. Learn fusing basics like free cutting, strip-fusing, and collage construction to make an art quilt with a vibrant background, swaying trees, and unique surface patterning. With fusing, your landscape design possibilities are endless Fowl Play—Birds with no Egrets Like a bird in flight, this class will lift your spirits and make you sing! You'll create fun little birds dancing, nesting, and wading knee deep in personality. Our colorful fowl (indigenous only to the campus of the Chicago School of Fusing) are created with fused fabrics and hand embroidery. Your kit includes all the pre-fused hand dyed fabrics and threads you'll need for your little bird quilt top. CLASSES WITH ROSE HUGHES Island Fun In this workshop you’ll be working with a kit and a pattern to create a Island Tiki quilt while learning the two fabric way to quickly stitch up a background quilts using Fast-Piece Appliqué™ methods found in Rose’s book, Exploring Embellishments! By the afternoon you’ll be couching and embellishing your small fun & easy TIki God using beads, yarns, wool felt. A wonderful treat to take home and hang on the wall to remember your island visit! . 2012 Hawaii Quilt Cruise Workshops—page 3 More— CLASSES WITH ROSE HUGHES Color Crusin’ Drop that needle and open your eyes! We¹re going to take off on a visual journey, stretch your mind to exciting new dimensions, and add more color confidence and competence to your fabric creations. In this no-sew class we¹ll explore color and how to use it in our art. We¹ll look around at color in nature and cut, paste, paint, dip and dabble in search of our own magic island of color. This workshop trains your eyes to see in a new way, and is guaranteed to enable you to see a more color-full world than you ever saw before. My Crusin’ Vacation—2 day workshop Now you don’t have to wait to get home before capturing your vacation memories. In this 2-Day workshop we’ll take little treasures we find along the way and pull them together in one special quilt. On day 1- we’ll take your favorite vacation postcards or photo and turn it into a unique design, and then learn how to stitch it up using Fast-Piece Appliqué™ On day 2 – taking some of the souvenirs trinkets found along the way we’ll add them to your quilted memory. You’ll take home a unique piece, created from an original design based on your vacation, along with the knowledge of Rose’s special Fast-Piece Appliqué™ method that will allow you to use quickly and easily add curves and circles to future projects. . WHAT’S ON TOP? EMBELLISHMENTS, That’s what! In this class we'll explore the varied and delightfully creative forms embellishments can take in our work, and how you can use them to add drama, whimsy, character and sparkle to your quilts. You will learn the skills for adding beads, bangles, buttons, found objects, personal trinkets and treasures, and even paper to your fabric art plus how to add and layer these embellishment elements by hand or by machine With these easy & fun embellishment techniques, your projects will be dressed up for show-and-tell, top to bottom and bottom to top. 10 different techniques will be demonstrated & at the end of the day you’ll have a set of samples of your own. Hot Hawaiian Hibiscus! In this workshop you’ll be working with a kit and a pattern to create a island memory while learning the two fabric way to quickly stitch up a background quilts using Fast-Piece Appliqué™ methods found in Rose’s book, Exploring Embellishments! By the afternoon you’ll be couching and embellishing your small fun & easy Hawaiian hibiscus flower memories using beads, yarns, wool felt. A wonderful treat to take home and hang on the wall to remember your island visit! CLASSES WITH ROB APPELL Quick Fuse Seascape 2-day workshop Fun filled two day workshop on creating Tropical seascapes/landscapes in Rob’s “Quick Fuse” appliqué method. Learn from the master of the underwater quilts as he shows his techniques for setting up the background fabrics as well as the in-depth process for creating balance and perspective in the layout of fusible appliqué pieces. The Second day will be dedicated to getting our quilts finished in design. Rob will also spend time on the second day discussing helpful tips for the basting and free-motion machine quilting of these ultra-cool quilts. . 2012 Hawaii Quilt Cruise Workshops—page 4 More— CLASSES WITH ROB APPELL GO WILD! The endangered species quilt project. You will choose one from 12 patterns that Rob has which you can see on his website http://www.robappell.com/image/tid/9 Each quilt pattern is of a different animal in an "up close and personal" style. The quilts are all set for the fusible appliqué method and the main color is the background fabric. Each pattern contains a detailed map for piece placement, step by step instructions, as well as full-size templates that are transposed and separated into their color families. Everything is ready to be traced onto 18 inch fusible web, such as Heat n' Bond or FeatherLite. Dolphin Dance— Also known as “The Simple Strip Scramble,“ this Simple Strip Pieced Scramble lends itself to a huge variety of theme fabrics for the adults or kids at heart. The quilt top is easily constructed in a morning and makes for a wonderful base for appliqué and or simple machine quilting. Rob is known for his high energy level and ability to work with a complex variety of learning styles. He offers more than just quilt education with his wild sense of humor and manly approach to quilt making. Rob’s Ride This is a simply modification to the “snailʼs trail” quilt block, to create a curling wave look. The block can work in a variety of sizes, colors, orientations and layouts. The class is designed to help students understand the math that is needed to create pieced triangle quilts in a simple rotary cutting fashion. This quilt can be strip pieced, and the quilt top can be completed in a fairly short amount of time. The quilt top designs may be changed as the students like, as the goal is to understand and create the blocks, once the blocks are finished the variations for the center of the quilt are limitless. Free Motion Machine Quilting Workshop Spend a Day with Machine Quilting Mad Man, Rob Appell and learn from some of his best basic techniques. Rob offers some technical information about how the machine is designed to work, and the way we can benefit as quilters by understanding the set up of the different machines. The class will begin with a lecture on machine designs, what makes for a great machine for free motion quilting. Rob will also help students to understand their own equipment, such as their machines, needles, thread, and all the little gadgets so that they can apply their knowledge when they return home. The rest of the day will be spent helping the students put what they have learned into physical practice, thatʼs right, the students become the teachers and make machine quilting magic. Bring an unfinished top or finish up one of the tops you have made on the cruise.
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