Fabric Art Wall Quilts with Linda Varekamp


Fabric Art / Wall Quilts

Make an eye catching, unique work of textile art that will be the envy of all of your guests! Channel your inner “artiste” through this four-part fabric art workshop, and go home with a one-of-kind textile creation to proudly display on your wall. Learn some colour theory basics and a few simple techniques to make your own fabric art masterpieces! A basic knowledge of sewing is recommended for this workshop.

Monday March 5th
3-5pm (5 weeks)
Course fee is $180
Email themakeden@hotmail.com

Class Outline: (5 weeks/2hrs each week)

Class One- Inspiration. How to transform an idea into a textile art creation. See examples and use our “inspiration” images or bring your own. Choose your colours and fabrics.

Class Two – laying out the design. Begin layering scraps and cut pieces into your work and pin in place.

Class Three – stitching and embellishing. Stitch your work in place, make a quilt “sandwich”, and begin machine quilting.

Class Four – stitching and embellishing. Add that certain “je ne sais quois” to finish your design.

Class Five – finishing. Get your work ready to hang and make it professional with bound edges and hanging loops.

Techniques – Colour theory, fabric piecing, free motion machine stitching, machine quilting some hand-embroidery, binding, mitred corners.
Supplies – Cotton fabrics, various fabric scraps, quilt batting, ribbons, ric-rack, buttons, beads, etc., hanging rod. Bring your own “inspiration” images and fabric / scraps / notions to match your décor and supplement our stash.