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.

2019 Schedule
Lowell, NC
Feb. 15, 1-3 p.m.: Trunk show and thread sketching/free-motion quilting demonstration

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

Quilting Arts Television shoot
April 1-4

High Point Quilt Guild
High Point, NC
April 11: lecture “The Artist in You”

Steffen Thomas Museum of Art
Buckhead, GA
April 27: lectures
“Thread Sketch it!” (10 a.m.)
“The Artist in You” (11:30 a.m.)

June 6: lecture “The Artist in You”

Asheville Quilt Guild
Asheville, NC
June 18: Point, Click, Quilt!
June 19: Wholecloth Painting: Botanicals

Dragonfly RetreatBangor, WI
August 5-9: Paint & Stitch
five-day class: Wholecloth painting and thread sketching (original work from your photos)

Quilting Arts Television shoot
Sept. 10-12

North Suburban NeedleArts Guild
Northbrook, IL

Sept. 3: lecture “Point, Click, Quilt!”
Sept. 3-5: Wholecloth Painting from Original Photos (2-1/2 day class)

International Quilt Festival
Houston, TX

Oct. 28: Threadsketching: Cripps Pink
Oct. 28: Threadsketching: Snowflakes
Oct. 29: Wholecloth Painting: Botanicals
Oct. 30: Wholecloth Painting: Barnyard

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

2020 Schedule
Vancouver, WA
Jan 9: lecture “The Artist in You”
Jan 10: Thread Sketching: Snowflakes
Jan 11: Wholecloth Painting: Botanicals

Pacific Grove, CA
Feb. 23-28: Paint & Stitch
five-day class: Wholecloth Painting and Thread Sketching (original work from your photos)

Fall River, MA
June 10-12: Wholecloth Painting
from Original 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