Classes/Lectures

sNONOT SCARY SERIES:

CREATING AN ART QUILT IS NOT SCARY!   (Trunk show with lecture)   (1-1/2 hours)

Inspirational program with trunk show to help you get out of your box and trend toward making art quilts.  See how to make your quilts special with color, value, thread choices and learn how embellishments can give your quilts extra interest and pizazz. Also discover how to utilize some of those old craft items along with some of the newest and richest items now available. You will see how to put all your creative skills together to make quilts that will amaze all who see them.

CREATING AN ART QUILT IS NOT SCARY! (Trunk show with lecture--1-1/2 hours then the workshop for 5 hours)

Inspirational program to help you make your quilt special with embellishments. Learn how to utilize some of those old craft items along with some of the newest and richest things now available. Put all your creative skills together to make a quilt that will amaze all who see it.  Special kit is presented in a way that will begin your journey to creating a very unique wall hanging.  You'll wonder why you never thought of expressing yourself in this way and will be amazed at the wonderful new options you'll start pulling out of your hat.  Any level can benefit from this very personal experience.

NOT SCARY--WITHOUT FAIL TURN-UNDER APPLIQUÉ SHAPES  (6 HOUR CLASS) 

That "A" word does not have to be scary.  You will be amazed at how easy it is to make perfect turn-under appliqué shapes! You will learn to make those shapes and to stitch the appliqués invisibly to make a wonderfully professional looking quilt medallion, pillow top or mini quilt. 

NOT SCARY--PAPER PIECING WITH THE NO STRESS-NO TOOLS TECHNIQUE        (6 HOUR CLASS) 

Paper Piecing will no longer be scary. And you will be able to use up those charm squares & scraps you have been hoarding to make paper pieced blocks with no stress, strain or special tools. It's fun and very easy! A variety of patterns will used in class. And you will get a special mini quilt pattern to take home so that you will be able to practice the special techniques you will learn. 

NOT SCARY--CHAIN PAPER PIECING         (6 HOUR CLASS)

Make it-Take it mini quilt workshop--A method of using paper foundations easily & quickly to make a project or mass produce project. This workshop will teach you to look at your paper piecing patterns in a new way.  Learn the secret and make future paper piecing much easier.  An inspiring class for all levels.  

IN THE FULL WORKSHOP YOU WILL CREATE A MINIATURE "SPARKLING STARS" QUILT.

NOT SCARY--CHAIN PAPER PIECING   MINI WORKSHOP (3 HOUR CLASS)  

Same as the above class , but a smaller pattern "STAR CIRCLE"  from the "CHAIN PAPER PIECING TECHNIQUE" booklet will be used.

NOT SCARY-FLASHY THREAD LACE SCARF

Thread lace is great fun and can be used as an embellishment, or to make great gift items such as the Flashy Scarf.  We'll combine ribbons and yarns, bits and pieces of lames & silk flowers to make a stunning accessory to complement your outfits.

NOT SCARY--WITHOUT FAIL TURN-UNDER APPLIQUÉ SHAPES

That "A" word does not have to be scary.  You will be amazed at how easy it is to make perfect turn-under appliqué shapes! You will learn to make those shapes and to stitch the appliques invisibly to make a wonderfully professional looking quilt medallion, pillow top or mini quilt. 

NOT SCARY—CREATE A LANDSCAPE WITH SHIVA OIL PAINTSTIKS    (3 HOUR CLASS)

If you want your fabrics to be unique and outstanding, you will learn a variety of techniques to create magnificent painted fabric pieces which do not look like all the rest on the market.  While learning the techniques you will create a landscape with the Shiva Paintstiks.  This will be the basis for an art quilt that you can embellish even more when you get home.  Ideas will be shared to make your creation a great work of interest.

NOT SCARY-FREE MOTION MACHINE QUILTING    (3 HOUR CLASS)

You won't have to be scared of free motion quilting on your domestic sewing machines after learning how to relax, learning exercises to make free motion quilting more of a natural action, and talking about the ways to make your quilting personal. By the end of this session you will have lots of ideas for quilting your creations and tips to make it easier.

NOT SCARY--QUICK FINISH TABLE TOPPER        (6 HOUR CLASS)

It's no longer scary to quilt large quilts.  You will not fight your small arm space with a large quilt and you'll make this table topper quickly.  You will be learning a method of "quilting-as-you-go" that is simplified so that you can turn virtually any quilt blocks into a easily quilted project.  Even your sashing and bindings are done instantly with no fuss.  And this workshop will teach you to look at your blocks and settings in a new way.  It is an inspiring class for all levels.  

NOT SCARY—THREAD PAINTING BASICS    (3 HOUR CLASS)

Thread painting does not have to be scary. You will work on a variety of small elements that you will then be able to incorporate into other projects.  When taken in small bites, it will be fun rather than intimidating! A variety of pre-kitted patterns will used in class. And you will get a special mini quilt pattern to take home so that you will be able to practice the special techniques you will learn. 

NOT SCARY--MACHINE APPLIQUÉ TECHNIQUES    (3 HOUR CLASS) 

There are many methods of appliquéing that are popular & useful. Learn to make a small quilt top with these techniques. A fun class which will get you loosened up and beginning an art quilt.

 

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EASY GLIDE® SASHIKO     (2-4HOUR CLASS)

Use a Easy Glide®  Tool to design your own Sashiko design & then learn to stitch it by hand.  You'll be able to use your creation for a small wall hanging, pillow, tote bag or as part of a larger quilt. Be aware---It can become very addictive! 

EASY GLIDE® COUNTRY     (6 HOUR CLASS) 

Use a Easy Glide®  Tool to design your own stained glass pattern, whether it be a geometric, object or landscape, and stitch it by machine.  You'll be able to use your creation for a small wall hanging, pillow, tote bag or as part of a larger quilt. Be aware---It can become very addictive!  

FLORIDA APPLIQUÉ  (3 HOUR CLASS)   

This is another of my creations.  It is somewhat similar to Hawaiian appliqué but encompasses many of the things I want to see in my fiber art.   I am also a resident of Florida and probably will be until I die, so what better name to give what I consider to be a more vibrant and moving appliqué form.    

MICROWAVE FABRIC DYING   (6 HOUR CLASS) 

Learn to make wonderful hand dyed fabrics in the microwave. This method is wonderful for people who have limited space for dying fabrics. If you love to appliqué, this is a must for your stash!  (Group or guild will need to provide several microwave ovens for this class.) Kits of Procion MX dyes & other necessary supplies are $35.00. Students bring fabrics prescrubbed and ready for dyeing per given instructions.

LET'S PLAY WITH ANGELINA, HER SISTER CHRISTALINA AND HER MOM TEXTIVA AND HER FRIEND TINTZL  (4- 6 HOUR CLASS)

Watch and play to learn how to get these girls to win your game.  Lots of possibilities are demonstrated and then you'll receive the guidance you need to make your very own personal creation. Kits available per current market prices.

MY MENTAL HEALTH QUILT  (6 HOUR CLASS ) 

Bring all those leftover strips & scraps and take the stress out of your life.  A fun & easy quilt will be the result of sharing those scraps and laughs.  You'll learn all about vertical & horizontal quilts and be ready to plan a bunch more.  Come with an open mind and be ready to be calmed.   

QUILTING DESIGNS WITHOUT STENCILS       (1 -2 HOURS)

This is a demonstration & group participation lecture. Learn to use the fabric and the blocks to determine quilting designs without using stencils, pencils, pens, etc. If participants want personal guidance, they should bring their quilt tops & blocks.

 

 

If you would like a workshop or lecture tailored to your interests, or want a group retreat, please contact me    barbie@fabricartshop.com

 

 

 

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