I’m teaching this summer at an amazing retreat center in Texas with Quilting Adventures. There are still spots available, so please come and join me! This is a great way to get an in-depth experience with wholecloth painting and thread sketching.
Here are the details:
Quilting Adventures Summer Retreat
Monday, June 3 – Thursday, June 6, 2013
at Deep Woods Retreat in Smithville Texas
Intermediate to advanced skill level
$595 per student includes quad-occupancy accommodations
Part 1: Paint & Stitch
Learn the basics of painting on fabric using my peacock feather design, then stitch the details with black thread – this design was featured on the cover of “Quilting Arts” magazine in 2010. We will cover transferring a design onto your background fabric, basic techniques of painting on fabric with acrylics, thread sketching your piece with black thread to bring your design to life, and quilting considerations.
Part 2: Wholecloth Painting
Next, students will select a botanical or still-life subject and learn the basics of creating wholecloth painted quilts from a photo, including: selecting the right photo for great results, which paints and fabrics to use and why, painting and blending techniques and quilting considerations.
Part 3: Thread Sketching Snowflakes
Finally, you will learn to gain control and improve accuracy in your free-motion thread sketching using my gorgeous, realistic looking snowflakes. You’ll learn how to stabilize your piece to prevent draw-up, improve control while you’re stitching, and how to regulate your stitches for perfect tension.
Here are some photos of the retreat center: