Thursday, January 31, 2013

February classes in Florida

Class sample (detail) for “November Leaves”
I’ve been busy this week working on samples and handouts for the classes I'll be teaching in February in two different locales in Florida. 

Feb. 7-9, I’ll be teaching in Jacksonville, Florida with Karen K. Stone and Nancy Wines at the River Bend Quilting Retreat hosted by Honeybee Quilters Seminars. Last time I checked, there were still spots available! I’m teaching “Paint and Stitch: Peacock Feather” on Thursday. We paint white PFD (prepared for dying) white fabric with metallic paint, and then stitch with black thread to make this beautiful peacock feather:
“Vanity” (“Paint and Stitch: Peacock Feather” class)
On Friday, I’ll teach “November Leaves,”where we paint on Tyvek and then cut maple leaves, stitch them to the quilt top, and then melt some of the leaves away:
“November Leaves”
Class sample for “November Leaves”
And on Saturday, I’ll teach “Start With a Photo: Round Red Barn,” which covers my fusible applique and thread sketching techniques. Students learn my process, and then can go home and create original pieces based on their own photos: 

"Round Red Barn"
I’ll be back in Florida about a week and a half later to teach for the Friendship Knot Quilters Guild of Sarasota. I’m teaching Peacock Feather on Feb. 18, presenting a lecture (“Point, Click, Quilt!”) that evening, and November Leaves on Feb. 19.

Here’s my schedule for the rest of 2013. I’d love to meet you; please consider coming to one of my lectures or classes!  

Peninsula Piecemakers
Newport News, VA

program: March 8
workshop: March 9: Thread Sketching: Dragonfly
workshop: March 11: Start With a Photo: Round Red Barn
program: March 12: The Artist in You

Sandhill Quilters Guild
Pinehurst, NC

program: March 19: The Artist in You
workshop: March 20: Thread Sketching: Dragonfly

Champlain Valley Quilt Guild
Burlington, VT

program April 2: The Artist in You
workshop April 3: Wholecloth Painting: Botanicals
workshop April 4: details TBA

Australasian Quilt Convention
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
April 18-21, 2013
April 18: Wholecloth Painting: Botanicals
April 19: Thread Sketching: Cripps Pink Apple
April 20: Wholecloth Painting: Still Life
April 21: Thread Sketching: Dragonfly

NC Quilt Symposium 2013
Fayetteville, NC

May 24: Paint and Stitch: Peacock Feather

May 25 a.m.: Point, Click, Quilt!
May 25 p.m. and May 26 a.m.: Wholecloth Painting: Botanicals

Quilting Adventures
Deep Woods Retreat, Smithville, TX

June 3-6: Wholecloth Painting and Thread Sketching

Orange County Quilters
Orange County, CA

program June 11: Point, Click, Quilt!
workshop June 12: Start With a Photo

Beach Cities Quilters Guild
Mission Viejo, CA

program June 13: TBA
workshop June 14: details TBA
workshop June 15: details TBA

Taupo Symposium 2013
Taupo, New Zealand
July 19: Wholecloth Painting: Botanicals

July 20: Thread Sketching: Dragonfly
July 21: Surface Design Madness
July 22: Start with a Photo: Round Red Barn
July 23: Needleturn Applique

Lake Norman Quilters
Featured Artist, Quilt Show
Mooresville, NC

Aug. 16-17, 2013

Brandywine Valley Quilters
Thornton, PA

program Sept. 10: Point, Click, Quilt!

Calico Cutters Quilt Guild
West Chester, PA

workshop Sept.10: TBA
program Sept. 11: TBA

PRO Chemical & Dye
Fall River, MA

three-day workshop Sept. 25-27: Wholecloth Painted Quilts: Realistic Subjects

Once in a Blue Moon Fiber Art Retreat
Blowing Rock, NC

Nov. 13: Free-style Embroidery Apron

Nov. 14:  Wholecloth Painting: Botanicals
Nov. 15: Thread Sketching: Snowflakes