Boro textiles are clothing and household items created by peasants in ancient Japan that were patched and mended many times over. These countless layers of patches and stitches resulted in … Continue reading Geri Patterson-Kutras – Boro: A Patchwork of Struggle and Survival
Sherri Lynn Wood describes her 4-month artist residency at Recology in 2016. Her goal was to explore the nature of making do while creating an exhibition, including 6 quilts made entirely of materials from the San Francisco dump. Note that the meeting will run a little longer than usual to accommodate a longer presentation. https://www.sherrilynnwood.com/workshops/
Join us as Jessica Plunkett shows us how to take traditional blocks and make them modern. After describing the tenets of modern quilting, she’ll explain her process in making blocks modern. Audience members will then make their own sketches and discuss how to continue playing with modern design. Note that the meeting will run a … Continue reading Jessica Plunkett of Maeberry Square: Block Play: modernizing traditional blocks
Join us to learn everything about Schmetz sewing machine needles. Successful sewing is often about paying attention to the little things – like the needle in your sewing machine. Get the low-down about how this little piece of steel can solve some big problems, including broken threads, skipped stitches and puckered fabrics.
Join Patricia Belyea as she takes you on a virtual tour of the Tokyo Quilt Festival. Then get swept away to a chusen-dyeing workshop where you watch the elaborate hand-dyeing process. Patricia finishes with a trunk show of her quilts made with Japanese yukata cottons and talks about how the fabrics inspired her quilt compositions.
David Owen Hastings will give an overview of his process for coming up with simple graphic quilt designs, starting with stitched paper models. He'll also show examples of how to translate an architectural photo into a quilt design. His techniques are also great for making unique modern quilt block designs. Walking foot quilting is an … Continue reading David Owen Hastings: Minimal Design, Maximum Impact