Take a look at three artists in the quilt world that inspire students around the world. Look at their breathtaking quilts and learn what they are offering at AQS QuiltWeek – Fall Paducah.
Let Cindy Walter inspire you with her quilting world!
Cindy Walter is the author of ten books on topics ranging from traditional quilting techniques to fabric painting. She is best known for creating the Snippet Sensations technique. Cindy has taught for shows and guilds all over the world including several AQS events, International Quilt Festival, New Zealand National Quilt Symposium, Berlin Patchwork, Quilt Yokohama, and Road to California, to name a few. In addition to co-hosting the Quilt Central television show for PBS and hosting Quilters TV, she has also been a guest on numerous other television shows.
Cindy lives in Hawaii with her husband and considers herself lucky that one of her passions is also her career. Find more at www.cindywalter.com.
Take a look at her classes:
Abstract Painted Quilt
Use paints and inks to create a small masterpiece! This class is easy, relaxing, and fun even for the non-creative soul. You will learn a direct painting technique using a flat brush, and also find out about types of paints and inks. Cindy will share lots of tips about paints from her latest book, Fabric Painting with Cindy Walter, and even a touch of color theory.
Why Use Fabric Paints
Learn to paint your own contemporary fabrics. There’s no mess, no hassle, and no complicated recipes with paints; simply heat-set with an iron once dry. Cindy will teach you the difference between dyes and paints, a touch of color theory, and what you can do with painted fabric. A demonstration will teach several of the most popular paint application methods including different brush stokes, scrunch, sponge, spray, over-painting, and heliographic. You must be careful; fabric painting is addictive.
Snippet Sensations Landscape
Learn the fast, raw-edge fusible Snippet technique while working on your own individual design. Pictorial quilts seem difficult, but not with this fun, pattern-free technique. This class is full of design tips. Snippet is a great way to use your fabric scraps. It’s so easy to be successful, you’ll feel like you’re cheating.
Hand Quilting for Everyone
Learn the time-honored technique of hand quilting and the tools of the trade. The right tools make the experience more enjoyable. With Cindy’s hands-on approach and her knowledge from decades of teaching this workshop, you are assured to be successful.
Let Joy-Lily show you how to play with color!
Joy-Lily is a silk painter, quilter, fabric dyer, printmaker, and surface designer. Plain cloth is just not safe around her! She has been teaching fiber arts and quilting for over 30 years. She taught textile arts including quilting and Shibori to seniors for nine years on a California Arts Council grant. Her work has been exhibited in the US, Europe, and China, and has been published in Japan and the US.
Joy-Lily’s book, Carefree Quilts: A Freestyle Twist on Classic Designs was published in 2012. Her teaching style is playful and collaborative, featuring techniques and projects that are goof-proof. Workshop participants create work they love on their very first try! See her work at www.joy-lily.com.
Take a look at her classes:
Batik Fabric Dyeing
In the morning you’ll dye up a batch of multi-colored mottled fat quarters. In the afternoon, create lighter patterns on these fabrics when you remove some of the dye with a non-chlorine bleach. Use leaves, stamps, and silk screens or draw freehand with the bleach paste. Add new colors while bleaching, too. Many small printing screens will be provided for your use. Your originally designed fat quarters will be even better than commercial batik quilt fabrics.
Fabric Dyeing for Quilters
Create a stack of hand-dyed fat quarters for your quilts while you learn three different ways to use fiber-reactive colorfast dyes. Mix up basic immersion dye baths and bind up some of the fabric to create shibori patterns. Paint directly on fabric with dye and see how easy it is to create a continuous gradation of color. Discover how colors mix as the dyes interact in multi-colored, layered dye baths that produce surprising mottled effects.
Indigo Dyeing with Clamped Patterns
Discover how easy it is to set up and use a vat of pre-reduced indigo dye. Create graphic patterns on your cotton fat quarters with itajame – a traditional Japanese method of using blocks and clamps to leave repeat white designs on fabric. There will be lots of block shapes available for experimentation. The most exciting part of indigo dyeing is watching your work come out of the pot green and turn blue in the air. You can open up the clamps right away to see what patterns you’ve created.
Ombre Fabric Dyeing
Ombre or continuous-gradient fabric adds light and life to your quilt pieces. In this half-day class you will dye paint several gradient fat quarters. Discover the easiest and neatest way (without dye buckets) to make dark-to-light and color-to-color gradations using permanent dye. This technique can be replicated without special equipment, even in your kitchen.
Stained Glass – Dyed Silk Scarf
Create a richly-colored original silk scarf reminiscent of stained glass windows. In this double dyeing process using Colorhue instant set dyes, you will first paint multiple colors on a silk scarf. You will then fold the silk and clamp blocks around it. A quick dip in black will leave brilliantly colored shapes under the clamps. Rinse, dry, and wear it immediately.
Let Lisa Bongean introduce you to the primitive side of quilting.
Known worldwide for her primitive style in quilting, Lisa Bongean calls Menasha, Wisconsin, home. This is where it all happens for Primitive Gatherings and the customers who have grown to love Lisa’s primitive and folk-art designs featuring her hand-dyed wools and homespun, reproduction, and designer fabrics.
Lisa’s talents are many. She’s the proud mother of three sons as well as a designer, teacher, award-winning quilter, shop owner, and business woman in partnership with her husband, Nick. In addition to the retail shop, Lisa and Nick stay busy with their wholesale and Internet business along with traveling to and vending at numerous quilt shows across the country. Primitive Gatherings, their family-owned business, opened in 2004.
Lisa recently entered into a partnership with Moda and embraces the wonderful opportunity to continue reaching out to quilters everywhere, offering them beautiful new fabrics designed especially for creating her primitive and folk-art designs. Find out more at www.primitivegatherings.us.
Take a look at her classes:
Autumn’s glory Wool Tablemat
Fall is Lisa’s favorite time of year, and this mat was so much fun for her to design! In class, you will discuss working with different wool textures, using threads and fusible web, and improving your blanket stitch. Lisa will share some tips and tricks she has learned to show you how easy it will be to create these beautiful projects in time to decorate your home for the fall season! Finished quilt size: 27″ x 18″.
Evelyn’s Album Block #1
This class is for you if you have never worked with wool before, or if you are dissatisfied with your wool projects. Students will stitch one block in class and Lisa will share tips and techniques she has learned to help you create many beautiful wool projects. Finished quilt size: 10″ x 10″.
Old Crow & Company Wool Table Runner
We love doing wool appliqué. It is quick, easy, and portable. This class features one of Lisa’s latest designs, and is a great choice for a beginner or anyone wishing to improve upon their skills. Lisa will cover all of the basics of working with wool and offer tips to help you become more satisfied with your finished projects. Come and see what all the excitement is about! Finished size: 10½” x 30″.
Wool Appliqued Squash Blossoms
This workshop will cover all the basics of working with wool using fusible web. Students will be very happy with the quality and the end result of their projects. The workshop will cover fusible, threads, embroidery stitches, and finishing techniques. This workshop comes with a warning: working with these beautiful wools will change your world as you once knew it! Finished quilt size: 9½” x 9½”