Information and Supply List for Assorted Techniques Workshop:

This is a 6 hour workshop showing 4 different techniques I use in my work. During this workshop, you will create a small piece to be be used for future reference, displayed as is, or used as part of a project. Techniques will include: Adding interest to fabric with stamping and printing with paints- Begin with plain white, or a printed fabric, and transform it into something completely different by using fabric paints. I will show you how to use stamps you may already have, allong with other items to add interesting patterns. I will also show how to use fresh leaves and flowers for nature prints. Next, we will explore some of my unusual or uncommon construction techniques. You may think of sandwiches in a whole new way. Building a design directly on batting will also be explored. I will demonstrate how raw edged fused applique can add interest to, or be the focal point of a quilt block or an entire small art quilt. Finally, Embellishing with couched yarns and fibers will give you the chance to play with some of the great yarns and fibers available today. This will add interest as well as texture to your quilts.

This workshop gives you some new tools that will help you get your ideas into fabric. Materials fee includes paints, stamps, etc. used in class, an assortment of fused quilt sandwiches, yarns and fibers to “play” with during the workshop. Materials fee- $10.00


Supply List:


Zig-Zag sewing machine- cleaned and in good working order, regular presser feet, extra needles, manual, cords and pedal.

Extension cord, power strip

4-6 fabric pieces- appx. 9”x11” each, at least one white or natural in color, and one you consider “ugly”. An assortment of solids and prints in coordinating or contrasting colors.

½ yard backing fabric

½ yard batting- polyester, Pellon or HTC Thermolam preferred, cotton batting similar to Warm and Natural can be used if that is what you have on hand- if cotton, also bring a pressing cloth

1 yard Wonder Under brand paper backed fusible web (I will have available for purchase, if needed)

Newspapers to protect work surface

Wear old clothes or bring an apron for working with paints, gloves if you wish- we will be working with water washable paint.

Iron and ironing board- at least one per 4 students, or small Clover Iron and ironing pad for personal use- these get hot enough for fusibles, but use less wattage for fewer electrical problems.


Room Requirements:

Room with adequate electrical service for a number of irons.

Access to electrical panel in case of tripped breakers due to Iron usage.

2 tables at front or side of room for teaching and displaying examples.

Water source for paint clean-up.

Non-porous floor or protected floor for painting.

Minimum of ½ banquet table of space for each student.




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