Instructor

Hughes, Joyce
Joyce Hughes is an award-winning self-taught quilter, fiber artist, and author. Her first quilt was a tee-shirt quilt, which she enjoyed making, but felt limited in the ability to express her artistic capabilities. Within several months, she began to design pictorial landscape quilts using raw edge applique, thread painting, and a variety of embellishments. Never knowing the “rules,” she broke a lot of them, but with exciting results! Amazingly, her first art quilt, MOTHER’ DAY, was entered into a national show and won a blue ribbon. This has led to numerous awards, recognitions, and opportunities in the quilting world. Several proud accomplishments for Joyce are: “McCall’s Quilt Designer 2012 – Professional Category” for McCall’s Quilting Magazine; also an endorser and sample maker for Northcott and Timeless Treasures fabrics, and Ambassador for Mettler Threads and Brother Sewing. Joyce’s second book, Thread Paint A Garden Quilt, focuses on raw edge appliqué and thread painting to add shading, highlighting, and definition. Joyce’s first book, Creating Art Quilts with Panels, focuses on working with fabric panels to create dimension and texture with threads and embellishments, creating a style of her own! Joyce loves to teach and share her tips. One of her greatest accomplishments is when a student creates their own artwork following Joyce’s technique of Dimensional Thread Painting! To see more go to joycehughesoriginals.com

Instructor Workshops

Inspiring Journey into Thread Painting Demonstration, #542501

Lecture/Demo
Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Mezzanine
Hughes, Joyce
All Levels
$70

In her demonstration-based lecture, Joyce Hughes, an award-winning thread painting quilt artist, teacher, and author, shares how she discovered her passion for quilting and thread painting. She recounts pivotal moments and experiences that shaped her artistic journey, leading to her creation of art quilts with dimensional thread painting using panels. Throughout the presentation, Joyce, provides valuable insights, techniques, and tips garnered from her years of experience, inviting fellow quilters to explore their creativity and express themselves through the art of dimensional thread painting.

Explore how panels can be used in projects. With a little embellishing and/or dimensional thread painting on the fabric, it soon becomes a piece of art. Learn how to prepare for a project, set up the machine, and select thread colors to create highlights, shading, texture, and dimension. Then explore how layering numerous threads helps achieve different effects on the quilts. With the help of her “Before and After” art quilt showcase, Joyce shows how quilts transform through these techniques. Learn the secrets of turning a panel into a unique, one-of-a-kind work of art! Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

joycehughesoriginals.com

Inspiring Journey into Thread Painting Demonstration, #542501

Hughes, Joyce
Friday
Mezzanine

In her demonstration-based lecture, Joyce Hughes, an award-winning thread painting quilt artist, teacher, and author, shares how she discovered her passion for quilting and thread painting. She recounts pivotal moments and experiences that shaped her artistic journey, leading to her creation of art quilts with dimensional thread painting using panels. Throughout the presentation, Joyce, provides valuable insights, techniques, and tips garnered from her years of experience, inviting fellow quilters to explore their creativity and express themselves through the art of dimensional thread painting.

Explore how panels can be used in projects. With a little embellishing and/or dimensional thread painting on the fabric, it soon becomes a piece of art. Learn how to prepare for a project, set up the machine, and select thread colors to create highlights, shading, texture, and dimension. Then explore how layering numerous threads helps achieve different effects on the quilts. With the help of her “Before and After” art quilt showcase, Joyce shows how quilts transform through these techniques. Learn the secrets of turning a panel into a unique, one-of-a-kind work of art! Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

joycehughesoriginals.com