Tuesday, August 6, 2013

New Zealand Chook #2

I have been working on a series of small wholecloth painted pieces based on a photo I took of a chicken in New Zealand (where chickens are often called “chooks.”) This is #2, painted and stitched. The three I have completed are nearly identical except for differences in their background colors, which are all different shades of green. They are all about 7" square.

I am really liking these small pieces, and plan to do some more small ones based on photos I took of sheep! After that, I might do a big version of this chook.

Here are some detail shots:

My Schedule

I’d love to have you in one of my classes! Quilt guilds often allow non-members to take their classes. So if you live near a guild that is hosting me, please contact the guild (by clicking on the link for each guild below), or me (susan@bluemoonriver.com). I can put you in touch with the guild contact.

Westside Quilters Guild
Los Angeles, CA

Feb. 2: Threadsketching: Three Fruits
Feb. 3: lecture

Quilting Arts Television shoot
week of April 23

Longmont Quilt Guild
Boulder County, CO
July 9: Threadsketching: Dragonfly
July 10: Surface Design Madness
and evening lecture

Quilting Arts Television shoot
week of September 10

Asheville Quilt Guild
Asheville, NC October 16-17
October 16: lecture
October 17: workshop TBA

Catawba Vallley Quilters’ Guild
Hickory, NC November 8: lecture and workshop TBA

Pacific Grove, CA
March 1-6: Paint & Stitch
five-day class: Wholecloth Painting and Thread Sketching (original work from your photos)

March 14: November Leaves
March 15: Thread Sketching: Snowflake
March 16: Wholecloth Painting: Botanicals

Hudson River Valley Art WorkshopsGreenville, NY
Nov. 10-16: Paint & Stitch
five-day class: wholecloth painting and thread sketching (original work from your photos)

I'm teaching in Minnesota June 11-14, 2014

I’m pleased to announce that I'll be teaching at the Minnesota Quilters’ 36th Quilt Show and Conference on June 11-14, 2014! This event will be held at River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud. There are classes, lectures, quilt exhibits and special events, plus vendors.

Other teachers already announced for this event include LIsa Bongean, Sherri Falls, Page Johnson, Gwen Marston, Mari Michell, Sue Pelland, Kari Schell, Sandra Starley and Elizabeth Dackson. 

To automatically be the first to receive the Show Registration book at the end of December 2013 and the first to be invited to sign up for classes, join and become a Member of Minnesota Quilters here.  
If you would like only to receive the Show Registration book in January 2014 please send $3 and your full name and address to: 

MQ2014 Registration Book
Minnesota Quilters, Inc.
1203 5th St SE
Minneapolis MN 55414-2030