Minimal Design, Maximum Impact
Presenter: David Owen Hastings
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 6:30-8:00 PM PST
Live Event via Zoom
The modern quilting movement is evolving and changing, but one thing remains consistent: simple, spare design combined with thoughtful quilting make an outstanding combination.
This talk gives an overview of David's process for coming up with simple graphic quilt designs, starting with stitched paper models (called maquettes). He will show examples of how to translate an architectural photo into a quilt design and have many samples of mini quilts he has created using this process. The techniques he will present are also great for making unique modern quilt block designs. He also talks about walking foot quilting and how to break free from stitch in the ditch.
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About David: I'm a quilter, graphic designer, print and textile artist, and a former President of the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild. I create contemporary art and modern minimal quilt and textile designs. Read Davids' full bio.
Fabulous Sheer Portraits
Instructor: Esterita Austin
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 10:00AM - 4:00PM PST
Live Virtual Workshop via Zoom
In this out-of-the-box class you will learn Esterita’s new technique for assembling fused sheers. No templates, no points or seams to match, just free cutting to create a dynamic and expressive portrait. Sheer fabrics are the building blocks for a translucent shimmering portrait that will glow and sparkle while adding depth to your fiber art piece. See the possibilities when new shapes and colors are created by simply overlapping transparent fabrics. Add more creative tools to your fiber art repertoire.
Kit Fee: $42 (includes $5 shipping/handling for sending to you within two weeks prior to workshop.) Your kit includes: All sheer fabrics, original patterns, photo, parchment, scrubbie, handouts.
Registration will close July 14 in order to ensure that kits can be received in time for workshop.
Member: $102 ($60 workshop fee plus $42 kit fee)
Nonmember: $112 ($70 workshop fee plus $42 kit fee)
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About Esterita: Internationally award winning quilt maker, designer and teacher, Esterita Austin is best known for her series on architectural, portraiture and old car motifs. Read Esterita's full bio.
Let's play... Come in for some fun, education, hanging out with like-minded artists... And more
Virtual Fiber Friday
Every Friday, 9:30 - 11:00 AM
Free & open to all!
Our Virtual Fiber Fridays have become a real event! The group continues to grow, with fiber artist from as far way as Mexico, Hawaii, and Kansas now joining in! We plan on continuing to offer a virtual option even when the Museum is able to re-open this for in-person. We'd love to have you join us!
We've been missing you, too! The Museum has begun hosting a Virtual Fiber Friday on Zoom each week at 9:30AM PST for one-and-a-half hour. Zoom offers a free, easy online way to meet and share what we're working on, chat about what's going on in the world, check in on everyone's welfare, and have a bit of fun! If you'd like to receive an invitation to Fiber Fridays, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
This group is currently on hiatus until further notice due to pandemic restrictions
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! Although is is called an "Applique" group, participants engage in handwork of any kind. There is a wealth of experience found in the group regulars. And they really have a enjoyable few hours at the Museum!
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.