Abstract Quilts in Solids Workshop
Monday-Wednesday, March 20-22; 9am - 4pm
Friday-Sunday March 24-26, 2017; 9am - 4pm
Instructor: Gwen Marston
Quilts made in strong solid colors made by the Amish were the first quilts to be viewed as art. Of late, the dazzling assortment of new prints has justifiably attracted great attention and solids have been regulated to the back burner. This class is meant to be a reminder that solids have their own distinctive characteristics which shouldn't be overlooked by quilter's intent on doing original, abstract work.
Working with free-form, improvisational construction, students will create their own, original quilts using Gwen's easy design concepts and techniques. This design class is good for the beginning and advanced, traditional and art quilter. Come and join the fun as Gwen shows you her easy methods for creating your own original quilts.
Gwen's book Ideas and Inspirations: Abstract Quilts in Solids, is a valuable resource for this class.
Experience Level: all
Registration Deadline: February 26, 2017
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Want to attend a Gwen Marston lecture? Become a sustaining member! (only available online.) Gwen will be the Guest at our next "Go Green & Grow" event exclusively for our sustaining members, Sunday, March 19. Invitations will go out in February to all sustaining members.
SOLD OUT! We did add an additional workshop March 20-22. It was also immediately filled with the wait list. It is not possible to add another workshop but there are occasionally cancellations. To be placed on the wait list and notified of an opening, please email us or call (360) 466-4288
Advanced Sashiko Workshop
Tuesday, March 28; 10am-4pm
Instructor: Kazuko Yoshiura
Location: La Conner Channel Lodge
Work on an exquisite table runner with Sashiko expert, Kazuko Yoshiura, here in the US for only a few short days! Students will learn advanced sashiko stitches and techniques in variety of patterns on indigo dyed fabric.
Students are required to purchase class kit which includes: 36" x 14” Indigo dyed fabric, top and lining, 2 types of Sashiko needles, 4 types of threads, tracing chalk paper, and a variety of patterns. Fee: $25 (included with class fee)
Tools to bring; A pair of scissors,
A small ruler (20 - 30cm)
Pins (5 - 10)
Experience Level: Basic Sashiko stitching experience advised.
Non-members: $110 plus $25 Kit Fee = $135
Members: $100 plus $25 Kit Fee = $125
For The Love of Children
Thursday, March 30; 10am - 4pm
Instructor: Miwako Kimura & Students
Location: La Conner Country Inn
Enjoy a really fun time with our Japanese visitors, making four different projects throughout the day! Each project is a traditional Japanese children's toy or decoration. Various piecing and stitch techniques will be presented. Students will leave with having received four kits and the opportunity for lessons in how to make each one:
Tools to bring: A small pair of scissors
Non-members: $60 plus $42 Kit Fee = $102
Members: $55 plus $42 Kit Fee = $92
A Box Lunch is available to be ordered for this workshop, provided by La Conner High School Culinary Club. Lunch contains 1/2 Sandwich, Salad, Piece of Fruit, Cookie, and Bottle of Water. We had them at FiberFest and they were delicious! $10
The Fine Print
Cancellation Policy:Refunds minus a 10% processing fee will be given up to two (2) weeks before workshop. Requested refunds less than two (2) weeks before workshop will only be issued if the vacancy is filled or registrant may use towards another workshop within same calendar year. In the unlikely event that a Workshop must be cancelled by the Museum, a full refund will be issued.
Equipment Liability: Any equipment owned and utilized by participants/students during workshop(s) for any reason is done so at the participants own risk. The Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, any of its board members, staff, or volunteers will not be held liable for any damage, loss or thief due to any reason. It is the participant’s sole responsibility to insure the proper use, handling, storage, and security for any equipment that the participant provides for their own use.
Let's play... Come in for some fun, education, hanging out with like-minded artists... And more
Every Friday, 9am-Noon
Free & open to all!
Bring any type of fiber arts project -- quilting, knitting, embellishing, spinning, etc. -- to work on while visiting with other fiber artists. This weekly event provides a lot of inspiration, introductions to other mediums and techniques, occasionally assistance, and overall just a really fun time. Demonstrations will be scheduled, as possible, and announced here.
Last Sunday of the Month, 2-4pm
Free & open to all!
Any type of fiber art project is welcome but the primary focus of this group is quilting! Cutting, piecing, handwork or bring your own sewing machine! Having trouble with a pattern? Need help choosing colors? This is the group for you! And, yes, we can put the football game on in the background!
Third Thursday of the Month, 10am-Noon
Free and open to all!
If you are a Sue Spargo fan or really enjoy doing crazy quilts, this is the group for you! Primarily focused on handwork, there is a wealth of experience found in the group regulars. And they really have a enjoyable few hours at the Museum.