Events & Happenings

Current Exhibitions 2020- 2021
Musica! SAQA Global Traveling Exhibition Traveling Show
Opposites Attract SAQA Global Exhibition Traveling Show
Layered and Stitched: 50 Years of Innovative Art, SAQA Traveling Exhibition
Shifting Tides, SAQA Regional Traveling Exhibition
Metamorphosis, SAQA Traveling Global Exhibition
Quilt National 2021, The Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, OHIO

March 2021

Independent Workshops
Independent Workshops are taught directly by me for you. I am in charge of everything from the scheduling to the technology. Each independent workshop is composed of Lectures and Open Studios. During the lecture sessions, I present the assignment, lecture materials, answer questions, and share demonstrations about craft. All sessions are recorded and available for students to review for 30 days after the workshop ends.

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Advanced design workshop for students who have taken at least one other workshop with me. Students will gather four sources of inspiration for interpreting into a unified quilt composition that explores connection, variation, rhythm, repetition, and form.

Lecture—Thursday, January 28 2PM—5PM AKST
Open Studio—Sunday, January 31 2PM—5PM AKST
Lecture—Thursday, February 4 2PM —5PM AKST
Open Studio—Sunday, February 7 2PM—5PM AKST

All leftover fabric, UFO’S, orphan blocks, and random strips of fabric are welcome in this class. We’ll take those pieces of what not and make them into fun improvisational masterpieces. The focus of this workshop is on using up left-overs, bit making (creating small improvisation-ally cut and pieced traditional quilt blocks), and composition.

Lecture—Tuesday, January 26, 2021 2PM—5PM
Open Studio—Saturday, January 30, 2021 2PM—5PM
Lecture & Open Studio Combined—Tuesday, February 2, 2021 2PM—5PM

In this workshop, we combine the basic design elements of art with the traditional quilt block to create interesting, new, and dynamic quilt units. The workshop begins with a presentation of design elements—line, shape, pattern, composition, motion, and color. We will look at a variety of quilts from all traditions of quilt making to see how individual makers use design elements to create original quilt compositions. From there, students will begin to stitch their own quilt blocks based on design elements.

Lecture—Thursday, February 11, 2021 2PM—5PM
Open Studio—Sunday, February 14, 2021 2PM—5PM
Lecture—Thursday, February 18, 2021 2PM—5PM
Open Studio—Sunday, February 21, 2021 2PM—5PM

ON THE GRID—Structure as Visual Aesthetic ($165)
Advanced workshop for students who have taken at least one other workshop with me. The grid can be a compositional structure used for creating visually compelling quilts. In this workshop, students will explore manipulating the grid through color, pattern, repetition, cutting & piecing and proportion & scale.

Lecture—Thursday, March 11, 2021 2PM—5PM
Open Studio—Sunday, March 14, 2021 2PM—5PM
Lecture—Thursday, March 18, 2021 2PM—5PM
Open Studio—Sunday, March 21, 2021 2PM—5PM

Festivals and Conferences

I am teaching at Road to California’s virtual event Road@HOME Wednesday, January 20—Friday, January 22, 2021 and QuiltCon Together Thursday February 18 – Monday February 22, 2021. Here are the details for those events.

January 20–22, 2021
In order to sign up for a Road@HOME workshops, you must follow this link, register, and then sign up. I should also say that these classes are SMALL. There will be lots of time for one on one interactions here.

BLOW IT UP—Big Block Quilt Composition
Using the traditional quilt block as your starting point, we will enlarge and magnify the lines of the structure and use them as our skeleton for building a pieced composition. From there we will explore a variety of ways to create texture, pattern, and repetition in that space.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
8AM -11AM and 1:30-4:30PM PST

Riffing on Tradition—Exploring Design Elements with Quilt Blocks
In this workshop, we combine the basic design elements of art with the traditional quilt block to create interesting, new, and dynamic quilt units.
Thursday, January 21, 2021
8AM -11AM and 1:30-4:30PM PST

Artful Oven Mitts
Learn all the basics of quilt making—piecing, quilting, and binding—while creating an artful oven mitt.These are perfect gifts for the holidays and are super fun to make.
Friday, January 22, 2021
8AM – 11AM PST

Color—It’s Relative
Color is the one of the most important components to quilt making. This short and intense workshop is based on a series of mini-lectures and exercises designed to take your color usage to the next level.
Friday, January 22, 2021
1:30-4:30PM PST

February 18–22, 2021
After you enroll in a QCT workshop, QuiltCon Together will send you links to the workshop videos. You may also sign up for an extra Q&A session.

Improv Triangles—Perfectly Pointless
The triangle is an elegant shape that can be used to create dynamic quilts. This workshop covers all manner of triangles and ways to improvisation-ally cut and piece them into patchwork art.

Linear Blocks—Line into Shape
Students will use the traditional log cabin quilt block as well as other linear quilt block shapes as the starting point for creating original compositions. Improvisational piecing, contemporary quilt design, and using lines to make shapes are all discussed in this class.

The Plaid Experiment—Tartan UP!
Learn the basics of creating your own plaid blocks by using a simple formula, from there all manner of plaids are possible. This workshop is a fun and creative way to explore some basic concepts of original design.

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