PAST 2017 - Settings & Borders Lecture with Sherri Hisey
Sep
16
2:00 PM14:00

PAST 2017 - Settings & Borders Lecture with Sherri Hisey

Featured 2017 Designer Sherri Hisey Lecture Series with our 2017 featured designer and pattern maker Sherry Hisey. 

Settings & Borders: Are you ready to set those blocks into a design of your own? Sherri will speak about the importance of balance in a quilt's visual space, how to keep it simple when decoding the math, and some basic rules of thumb of quilt designing. Combining these components in a unique and personal way is key to Sherri's distinctive teaching style.

"There is always a way to process your creative thoughts and ideas into a finished project just let your imagination soar!" - Sherri Hisey

Lecture includes a multi-page handout for all in attendance.

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PAST 2017 - A Journey of a Quilter Lecture with Sherri Hisey
Sep
15
2:00 PM14:00

PAST 2017 - A Journey of a Quilter Lecture with Sherri Hisey

Featured 2017 Designer Sherri Hisey

A Journey of a Quilter (or Threads that Bind): With over 40 quilts to share (including a few from her own antique collection), viewers are taken through Sherri's personal journey from  quilter, teacher to designer. It is truly a ride of discovery from childhood's fascination with quilts, the love of fabric, friends, and definitely the craft.

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PAST 2016 - Modern Designs with Yardage & Pre-Cuts
Sep
17
2:00 PM14:00

PAST 2016 - Modern Designs with Yardage & Pre-Cuts

Featured 2016 Artist Jen Houlden

Create eye catching modern designs while using multiple quilting techniques such as traditional piecing, applique and thread play. Jen will walk you through her process as she develops a piece from sketch to finished quilt. Once the piece is quilted, whether using a stitch and flip or the traditional sandwich method, see how to embellish further with more stitching, beading, couching or appliqué.

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PAST 2016 - Colour & Value
Sep
17
11:00 AM11:00

PAST 2016 - Colour & Value

Featured 2016 Artist Jen Houlden

Join Jen for a spectacular journey through the tantalizing world of colour.  Learn about value, hue and tone and how the colour wheel can be a quilter’s best friend in making colour choices easier.  See colour in a different light and use the colour wheel to select fabrics that add pizzazz to your quilting projects.

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PAST 2016 - Tissue Box Art
Sep
16
2:00 PM14:00

PAST 2016 - Tissue Box Art

Featured 2016 Artist Jen Houlden

After participating in a President’s Challenge to create a piece of art using another art medium as inspiration, Jen decided to turn her unusual choice of medium tissue boxes into a quilt series.  She has always considered how well tissue box designs lend themselves to geometrics, landscapes and other forms of art quilts.  Join Jen to see how tissue boxes have inspired her to create pieces of art.

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PAST 2016 - Adding WOW Factor
Sep
16
11:00 AM11:00

PAST 2016 - Adding WOW Factor

Featured 2016 Artist Jen Houlden

The key to great art work and quilts is contrast.  Using contrast in the form of fabrics with different textures, patterns and value is the first step to making a quilt.  Adding embellishments such as thread play, couching, beading, painting and other mixed media will create dimension and contrast within the piece.  Most importantly, a design or concept is needed to expand on with all of these different techniques and the ideas are never ending.  Explore the world of contrast with Jen and learn a few tips, tricks and techniques that you can incorporate into your quilt making and art to add the Wow Factor.

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PAST 2016 - Improv Design Workshop with Designer Jen Houlden
Sep
15
9:30 AM09:30

PAST 2016 - Improv Design Workshop with Designer Jen Houlden

Featured 2016 Artist Jen Houlden

  • Spend the day learning design concepts related to composition and colour and make a one of a kind piece of quilt art.
  • Start with a bag of supplies and receive a gradual set of instructions to produce a small unique project. For example, instruction #1 will be to create a background using two of the fabrics provided, instruction #2 will be to appliqué a design to the background and so on.
  • See how many different techniques can be incorporated into your piece, using many kinds of media.  Multiple techniques will be demonstrated and used, such as couching, texture magic and curved piecing.
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