Education, Workshops and Events 2021

Friday March 12, 2021 6-9pm or Saturday, March 13th 2-5pm
Brenda Gael Smith – Strip-ease

Learn an effective, improvisational strip-piecing technique to create new “fabrics” layer by layer and explore design possibilities for incorporating these strip sets into your own compositions.

Sunday, March 14, 2021
Brenda Gael Smith – Lecture
Driven to Abstraction

Brenda creates textile works made from a rich palette of her hand-dyed fabrics complemented by intensive stitching. Much of her work is inspired by the color and patterns of the natural world with a focus on her surroundings at the “other” Copacabana in Australia and her New Zealand homeland. Using a process of abstraction, Brenda strives to capture the essence of her subjects in simplified form. Working improvisationally, she refines line, shape, color and texture to evoke a sense of place, express an idea, highlight an issue or elicit an emotional response. Learn more about Brenda’s inspiration and process in this colorful lecture.

Sunday, May 16, 2021
Members-Only Workshop
Exploration of Modern Quilting Design Styles 

The representation will be a moderating a four-person panel that includes three current members and one former member. We will be discussing: How do we characterize  modern quilting, and looking at the various styles Including examples from prior Quiltcons. Discussion will also include panelist journeys into modern quilting, favorite resources and tips and tricks.   

Saturday, June 12, 2021
Heather Kojan Workshop – Interleave

One of the coolest new trends in piecing is Interleave. We'll learn the foundations first, then see how the interplay of simple shapes make amazing patchwork. Students should be able to complete one Interleave in class, and begin a second one to work on afterwards.

Sunday, June 13, 2021
Maria Shell Lecture

Maria Shell started out as a traditional quilter, but soon found herself making abstract pieced art quilts that look surprisingly modern. Maria will share her personal journey in and about the traditional, art, and modern quilt movements. Can you be all three? Come to the lecture and find out.

Saturday October 16, 2021
Sarah Bond Workshop
Playing with Color and Grayscale

Do you love bold strong colors? In exploring what is so compelling about the play of one color against another, we find much of it is in the value. The gray solids have all of the value and so retain much of the drama of interaction associated with the bright colors. This will be a color play class where we examine the relationship between color combinations and their grayscale counterparts. Students will experiment with color groups and grays to learn the power of value in color combinations and the potential of combining grays and colors in tandem.

Sunday, October 17, 2021
Sarah Bond Lecture-TBA

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