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Esterita Austin : Internationally award winning quilt maker, designer and teacher, Esterita Austin is known for her portraiture and stone series as well as her mono printing/luminous illusion techniques. The use of textural and dimensional imagery has given Esterita's work a unique style. She brings creative energy to her workshops, stimulating the imagination and invigorating the soul.


E010-19 Luminous Painted Illusions - 2 days
E010-19 Luminous Painted Illusions - 2 days
With Esterita Austin
Apr 9, 2019 to
Apr 10, 2019

8:30 AM to 3:30 PM Eastern Time

$ 175.00
Kit Fee: $35.00
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Art, Drawing and Design

...or Mono printing reimagined. This original technique utilizes fusible web to transfer your original painted imagery to Organza using metallic acrylic textile paints.  You will be able to create a completely new and unique form of art quilt. This process is unlike any other printing process, it is not a reverse process…what you see is what you get. This makes it a breeze to incorporate the written word and numbers into your imagery or to segue into abstraction. Bring a 16” x 20”  glossy photo quality of a close up of a favorite place, façade, architecture, or interesting still life for inspiration and interpretation. This is a technique at which anyone can succeed. If you've never painted before...you can! Free your creative muse with this new and innovative technique.

2 Day Class
Tuesday April 9th and  Wednesday April 10th, 8:30-3:30




E224-19 Animal Portraits - 2 days
E224-19 Animal Portraits - 2 days
With Esterita Austin
Apr 11, 2019 to
Apr 12, 2019

8:30 AM to 3:30 PM Eastern Time

$ 175.00
Kit Fee: $35.00
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Art, Drawing and Design

There is nothing like the expression of unconditional love from your best friend. Create a visual memory in a fabric portrait that you will want to keep forever. Emphasis is on color and value. Please see Supply list information for Photo instructions well in advance of class.

2 Day class.
Thursday April 11th & Friday April 12th 8:30-3:30




E424-19 Sheer Floral Fantasy
E424-19 Sheer Floral Fantasy
With Esterita Austin
Saturday, April 13, 2019
8:30 AM to 3:30 PM Eastern Time

$ 80.00
Kit Fee: $35.00
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Art, Drawing and Design

Sheer fabrics are the building blocks for a translucent shimmering still life that will glow and sparkle while adding depth to your fiber art piece. Create colorful irises and see the possibilities when new shapes and colors are created by simply overlapping transparent fabrics. Various manipulation techniques will be incorporated to make a “WOW” still life.


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Kathie Beltz
Eva Birch
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