Friday March 12, 2021 6-9pm or Saturday, March 13th 2-5pmLearn 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.
Brenda Gael Smith – Strip-ease
Sunday, March 14, 2021Brenda 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.
Brenda Gael Smith – Lecture
Driven to Abstraction
Sunday, May 16, 2021
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.