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.

Coastal Carolina Quilters
Surfside Beach, SC
Jan. 16-17
lecture Jan. 16: The Artist in You

workshop Jan. 17: Freestyle Embroidery

Gate City Quilt Guild
Greenboro, NC
Feb. 2

lecture: details TBA 

Art Quilters Unlimited
Ft. Myers, FL
March 3-5
March 3: Start With a Photo: Round Red Barn
March 4: November Leaves 
March 5: Paint & Stitch: Peacock Feather

Quilting Arts TV
Taping Series 2000
March 13-16

Empty Spools Seminar at Asilomar
Pacific Grove, CA

April 21-26

five-day workshop: Wholecloth Painting and Thread Sketching (original work from your photos) 

Old Baldy Quilters 
Bald Head Island, NC
May 11-12
May 11:
Wholecloth Painting: Old Baldy (all proceeds benefit Old Baldy conservation!)
May 12: Surface Design Madness (1/2 day)

Tyvek Explorations (Online class)
Spring (date to be determined)
A six-week online class
Information here: http://wwwbluemoonriver.blogspot.com/2017/01/tyvek-explorations-online-class-coming.html

Genesee Valley Quilt Club
Rochester, NY
June 1-3
workshop June 1: Wholecloth Painting: Botanicals
workshop June 2: Tyvek Explorations

lecture June 3: TBA

Quilt Wyoming
Gillette, WY
July 13-16, 2017
workshops TBA

Bits n’ Pieces Quilt Guild
St. Louis, MO

Aug. 22-24, 2017
lecture Aug. 22: TBA
workshop Aug. 23: TBA  
workshop Aug. 24: TBA 

Quilting Arts TV
Taping Series 2100
September 11-14

New Zealand National Quilt Symposium
Christchurch, New Zealand

October 5-10, 2017
five days of workshops, details TBA

Westside Quilters
Los Angeles, CA
Feb. 2-3

details TBA 

Longmont Quilt Guild
Boulder County, CO
early July, 2018

details TBA 

Asheville Quilt Guild
Asheville, NC
Oct. 16-17, 2018

lecture Oct. 16: The Artist in You
workshop Oct. 17: November Leaves

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