Organizers: Elizabeth A. Franck and Debbie Van Dusen
Basic Goals: Creating different series of (small) art quilts using the Elements and Principles of Design as guidelines. The books, dvds, etc., plus individual experiences will help provide a flexible framework for exploration, creativity and growth in an open, sharing and relaxing environment.
Techniques: We will explore all aspects of creating a composition – from developing a theme; making composition sketches in a drawing pad to actually creating in fabric (fusibles will be used). In addition, we will also explore the quilting process from basic technical skills, applique techniques, mixed media – surface designing, to a workshop in color theory – using worksheets and colored pencils and many more.
Primary Resources: 1) “Art Quilt Workbook” by Jane Davila and Elin Waterston, C&T Publishing, 2007 (Many copies available – new and used copies – Amazon.com for less than $3.00 plus shipping)
2) Companion DVD – provided by Elizabeth: “Teach You – Art Quilting Basics” – by the same authors (C&T Publishing – 2008. Amazon.com had several copies – about $20.00)
3) Optional: “Art Quilts at Play” – 2009 – same authors and publisher – some available at Amazon.com
Dates, Times and Location: Cherry Valley Library Community Room
Tuesday, Sept. 23 – 1:00 to 4:30 pm
Monday, Oct. 27 – 1:00 to 4:30 pm
Monday, Nov. 17 – 1:00 to 4:30 pm
Monday, Dec. 29 – 1:00 to 4:30 pm
Extra Saturday Workshops: November 1st, in addition to our regular 3rd Saturday of the workshops through December 2014.
If you have questions, please contact: Elizabeth A. Franck. Contact info in the directory or fill out the Contact Us form.