A Trunk Show with Sally Manke, #TRUNK
Join award-winning fiber artist Sally Manke for an up-close look at her work. Enjoy a lighthearted presentation on what sparks her designs, what techniques she uses, and special materials and tips for you to create your own masterpiece. See a parade of quilts using confetti art, raw-edge appliqué, fiber painting, and mixed media techniques. These original designs will inspire you to step out of your box to try something new. You’ll even have a chance to ask questions about your own work. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.
Create a Coiled Rope Fabric Basket, #19120t
Use a length of clothesline and strips of fabric to create an heirloom-quality basket! The unique wrapping tool simplifies and accelerates the process, and the technique covers two handle types, three ways to end, and multiple embellishment ideas. Ample ideas will be shared for a variety of basket shapes. This project is the perfect use for your scrap fabrics. Design an organizer for your remote controls, a cute Easter basket, or a holiday cardholder – the possibilities are endless! Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.
Fantastic Fiber Embellishments, #19543
Add a spark of color, texture, and bling to your next art quilt, table runner, or fashion accessory. Learn multiple techniques using fibers and fabrics you already have in your stash to create flowers, headbands, hair clips, bags, wall decor, brooches, and baby room decor. You will use sari silk ribbon, specialty yarns, metallic thread, rickrack, ribbon, burlap, tee shirts, beads, buttons, and so much more. Leave with an array of small completed projects and the skills create more.
Looking Up Confetti Quilt, #14503
Create a bug's eye view of nature with confetti cut fabrics “painted” on quilt backing. Layers and layers of tiny bits of batiks, hand-dyed, silk, and solid fabrics create this quilt. Fussy-cut tree trunks and branches are added before topping with a layer of tulle. Quilting threads embellish the art quilt with free-motion stitching. You can bring a photo to work from or borrow one from Sally.
Mini Whimsical Bicycle Art Quilt, #14101w
Create a Mini Whimsical Bicycle art quilt while learning skills to use in future projects. Hone your paper piecing skills with the freezer paper technique that finishes with no paper to pick off. Learn easy peasy turned-edge appliqué using bias tape makers, raw edge appliqué, and couching. Kit includes everything you need to complete the quilt top. Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.