On the 4th and 5th Tuesdays of the month we put together study groups & workshops to learn new techniques, patterns, or handmade items for our Quilt Show boutique. There is $5 fee to attend these workshops to defray prep costs for the presenter unless otherwise noted.
No Workshops in December - Happy Holidays! See you in January
January 28, 2020 - Gelli printing -Marilyn D-R
Let's try something new, Printing you own fabric with Gelli Plates. Artists have used gelatin for years to print onto paper or fabric. The gelatin does not last long in the frig. With today's technology, permanent plates are made with synthetic materials that will last. They are made in different sizes and shapes. You will learn several ways to make designs for printing from the plate. And the fun part, if you do not like the first design, you can print over and make another. Since there are a number of items needed for this process fee for this class is $10.00, however, if you bring your own plate and paint will reduce to $8.00 You will be provided with roll off paper, stencil, masks and shapes to make marks. More information will be given at business meeting. Things to bring, an apron or old shirt, old towel to clean hands (i do have some to use) and fabric you want to paint onto. Please wash fabric before class to remove sizing as it interferes with paint adhering to fabric.
THINGS TO BRING:
Items to make marks with, such as bubble wrap, both large and small dots
Bottle caps of different sizes and shapes
Cardboard tubes of any size
Styrofoam, like cleaned meat trays
Rubber scrappers/rubber brushes
Fabric that has been washed
Apron or old shirt you do not mind getting paint onto!
Dishpans to put stencils into between uses
Snack as we will probably go longer for this class
you can take a look at the process here: gelliarts.com
Past workshops: click here to see more archived workshops
November 26, 2019 - Paper Piecing - Sue P.
Sue made many copies of the papers that were needed for this workshop with only 5 showing up. If you sign up, you must pay your $5 and commit to come to the class. She will schedule this again in 2020. Stay tuned. For those who attended, it was a great workshop in learning to paper piece.
Supply List for Paper Pieced Color Wheel Block:
A= 5 1/2" x 2" -black
B= 4" x 3 3/4" - 12 darker colors
C= 4" x 2 1/2" - 12 lighter colors
D= 4" x 4" - 4 background (white)
E & Er= 4 1/2" x 1 5/8" - 8 background (white)
4 - 3" strips for border (2 - 12" and 2 - 18")
Use the color wheel as a basis for selecting your colors.
Four shades of each color; 2 darker and 2 lighter
4 shades each of yellow, orange, red, purple, blue, green
October 22 & 29, 2019 - Mystery Quilt - Dani F.