Cutting Up the Pretties
A two day class, 6 hours each day. Instructor fee
$500/day. Class size
limit 20. Material and supply list on request.
The Big Leaf: Using Freezer Paper Templates for Design
Build this large graphic leaf using
freezer paper to form the design templates for a final 24” x
24” hanging, or combine with three additional blocks to make a stunning
quilt. Pat Pauly will show you how to transform a
line drawing into templates, how to choose fabric and color, and assemble this
“Big Leaf” quilt. At the end of this class you will know how to translate
your own designs using this freezer paper method. 0. Materials list on request.
0. Materials list on request.
New Workshop! The Skinny Line LeafThis graphic leaf, made using a simple freezer paper template to cut the shapes, can be made as the final 30” x 30” piece, or combined with additional blocks to make a stunning quilt. In this class Pat Pauly will show you how to transform a line drawing with a simple template, how to choose fabric and color, and assemble this “Skinny Line Leaf” quilt. In addition, you will learn how to make that skinny line, use made-made up scrappy fabric, use color vibrantly, and gain confidence in freehand rotary cutting. Methods for quilting and finishing are discussed. By the end of this class you will know how to translate a transform a simple pattern in to a stunning quilt.
one or two day class, 6 hours each day. Instructor fee: $500/ day. Class size
limit: 2 0. Materials list on request.
0. Materials list on request.
Design Studio: Confident Color for Textile Art
Sharpen your skills with using color
through a day of looking intently at the subject and how color applies to
fiber work. Whether color choice is based on emotion,
or through necessity, picking colors for a project can make or break its
appeal. With hands on color exercises, and manipulating color palettes, Pat
will encourage you to look at color as one of the most important parts of the
equation in successful textile art. The goal is to use color with confidence.
Leave your “color wheels” at home, and bring a blank notebook to start
your journey on a broad spectrum of possibilities. Pat will present a slide
presentation, as well show her work. We will manipulate color through several
exercises using paint and collage as well as discuss practical applications in student’s own work
that they wish to share with the class. 0. Materials list on request.
0. Materials list on request.
and Burn Workshop
Techniques for Improvisational Quilts
to compose using spontaneous fabric design. We will combine and recombine a
set of fabrics, using the resulting design as a springboard for contemporary
quilt making. This class will show you techniques for adding to the
composition, in floating areas, cutting curves, and piecing, as well as a
quilt-as-you-go process for building the design. Be prepared for quick and
active spontaneous design. You will learn how to compose in a direct way. This
workshop focuses on how to read elements for line, contrast, repetition, and
value. You will be using the skills that you have; no special talent required,
so quilters of all stages are welcome to enjoy this worksh op.
Sewing machine, rotary cutter, straight edge, cutting mat, scissors, pins, threads, (the usual sewing supplies) and so forth. The mainstay of the materials will be varied fabrics, large and small prints in as many kinds of cotton fabrics as you can carry. Prints that will work well include batiks and tonal designs, as well as hand-dyes and textures. Bring three pieces (fat quarter or so) for the “store” (to share). Choose 5 different fabrics ahead of the class, strip in widths of 2” to 5” and pre-sew in a strip set. Your made-up fabric should be at least 3/4 yard in width for our start.
Using Photographs to Jump-Start Composition
We will look earnestly at how to zero-in on the graphic nature of a selected photograph and use this as a starting point for the quilt design. Using a square section of the photograph as our basis, we will “slash and burn” to build a quilt from that starting point. Not a technique class, this workshop focuses on composition, how to read elements for line, contrast, repetition, and value. You will be using the skills that you have; no special talent required, and if there is time, we will introduce some new ideas for working.
A one or two day class, 6 hours each day. Instructor fee: $500/day.
Class size limit 20.
Sewing machine, rotary cutter, straight edge, ruler, pencil, transparent tape, glue stick, cutting mat, paper-cutting scissors, fabric scissors, pins, thread, etc. Bring fabric in “solids” such as hand dyes or textures. Prints that work well, such as will batiks and tonal designs are fine. Bring three pieces (fat quarter or so) for the “store” (to share). Photographs that are your own (you own the copyright) or have the copyright to use. Bring 5 to 7 different images, each printed in three different sizes. In total, you should have 15 to 20 different prints of the set you choose. Keep in mind that you can print 4 to a page, and so forth.
Shibori Half-Square Diamond Quilt
Pat will show you how to make this
stunning quilt from just three one yard pieces of fabric. Whether you choose
stunning hand-dyed fabric, or bold graphic print, this quilt encourages you to
cut up those precious fabrics, with almost no waste. And it is simple and
bold. A pattern and instructions are available to class participants. All you
supply are three one yard pieces of fabrics that play together well!
In The Garden -- Paper Piecing
This center-medallion style quilt is paper pieced for
the center and surrounded with easy squares and half
squares to finish. All 40 blocks are easy to make, and Pat will show you how
to sew up using bold fabric. It makes a stunning quilt, and you can add
borders to bring the quilt from its 60” square size up to anything you want.