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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




E020-19 Dyeing to Cut it - Part 1 of 2
E020-19 Dyeing to Cut it - Part 1 of 2
With Cindy Lohbeck
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
8:30 AM to 3:30 PM Eastern Time

$ 85.00
Kit Fee: $90.00
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Confident Beginner  Intermediate  Advanced  
Type of Class: Art, Drawing and Design

Did you see what Karen Marchetti did with her Mini Mandalas? She's willing to share how she designed her award winning quilt, "Andromeda's Crossing"! My job is to help you dye the fabric you will need. All of it, even the binding! In this all day workshop, each student will select a palette of three (3) colors of dye to work with for the whole day. From these three colors, you will dye several 22" x 22" ice dyed mandalas, six coordinating tone on tone solids, a 44" x 44" quilt back, a 44" x 44" quilt face, and a half yard of binding! From this coordinating collection of your own hand dyed fabric, you have everything you need to make your mandala quilt! You will have lots of fabric choices and options, so no excuses.....Karen is going to teach you to Cut The Fabric! Sign-up for Karen Marchetti's design class on Thursday and utilize your new dye fabrics!!!!!!!!!!




E124-19 Beautiful Birches - Painted Trees
E124-19 Beautiful Birches - Painted Trees
With Marjan Kluepfel
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
8:30 AM to 3:30 PM Eastern Time

$ 85.00
Kit Fee: $25.00
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Art, Drawing and Design

In this class you will learn to paint realistic looking birch trees, which will be used to create a beautiful landscape wall quilt. My class kit will take the worry out of fabric selection. The kit contains: twelve fabrics (3.5" x 22"); fusible web; use of paints and brushes; and instructions.

Sewing Machines not provided. Bring your domestic machine to class.




 
E130-19 Back at It
With Cindy Lohbeck
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Time

$ 65.00
Kit Fee: $65.00
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Confident Beginner  Intermediate  
Type of Class: Art, Drawing and Design

Whether you are looking to make your next whole cloth project shine, need a special quilt back, or would like to offer them to your customers as add on sales, wide width custom hand dyed fabric is in high demand. We will spend the first part of class discussing and demonstrating back to back ideas for fast and easy custom quilt backs. Our topics will include tone on tone texture, swirls and spirals, pleated patterns and radiant designs, and the eternal question, to ice, or not to ice?!? During the workshop portion of class, we will each have a chance to practice dyeing one of the wide width techniques, and learn from your fellow classmates as they dye theirs.




E164-19 Yearning To Yarn
E164-19 Yearning To Yarn
With Cindy Lohbeck
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time

$ 65.00
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Art, Drawing and Design

Come learn to dye plant based fiber to use in your work! From couching on your longarm to knitting, crochet, and weaving…… make your work with one-of-a-kind fiber!




E206-19 Divide and Design
E206-19 Divide and Design
With Lisa Calle
Thursday, April 11, 2019
8:00 AM to 11:00 AM Eastern Time

$ 60.00
Kit Fee: $10.00
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Art, Drawing and Design

Do you feel overwhelmed when gazing upon a quilt feeling anxious that something creative and beautiful is beyond your scope? Have you observed pieces designed by quilters and thought “where do they come up with such originality?”  You are not alone, and the cure for such reluctance is just a class away.  With Lisa’s 3 step process you will approach the idea of quilting in a completely new way. Over the course of this class you will divide large areas of your quilt into manageable small spaces, gaining the confidence and skill needed to produce a design that will make your quilt top sing and have you smiling with pride!  You will soon discover that anyone can transform the everyday quilt into a masterpiece, and moreover turn those special quilts into treasured heirlooms.  So don’t let Quilter’s Agoraphobia keep you from doing what you love; let Lisa’s class provide the freedom needed to bring out the quilter in you!




E208-19 Stencil Magic - Drawing
E208-19 Stencil Magic - Drawing
With Jodi Robinson
Thursday, April 11, 2019
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Eastern Time

$ 45.00
Kit Fee: $10.00
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Art, Drawing and Design

Let me show you how to use basic stencils to create extraordinary new designs that have an updated, more contemporary/modern feel. You will learn how to use stencils as a backbone to create new designs. I will show you how to create multiple designs from a single stencil; for backgrounds, blocks, and borders. You will also learn how to use the full stencils, as well as how you can utilize only pieces and parts of them. We will also discuss marking methods. You will go home and look at your stencils in a whole new way!




E210-19 Feather Faster
E210-19 Feather Faster
With Bethanne Nemesh
Thursday, April 11, 2019
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Eastern Time

$ 50.00
Handout Fee: $5.00
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Art, Drawing and Design

Love feathers? Yes! Frustrated by how time consuming they can be with lots of marking, planning, or rolling a quilt? Learn to feather faster. In this hands on class, Bethanne will teach you her unmarked, spineless, no-backtrack approach to one pass feathering on the longarm, perfect for a mid-custom quilt. Learn ten feather shapes that look amazing no matter how high contrast the quilting! Speed up your feathering without giving up that feathered look.




E214-19 Freezing your Backsides
E214-19 Freezing your Backsides
With Cindy Lohbeck
Thursday, April 11, 2019
8:30 AM to 2:30 PM Eastern Time

$ 70.00
Kit Fee: $70.00
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Intermediate  Advanced  
Type of Class: Art, Drawing and Design

Designed for the long arm enthusiast, this class offers an opportunity to practice ice dyeing techniques on large pieces of fabric. Study samples, discuss, plan and execute 2 different pieces of fabric. Learn a helpful buddy system for folding fabric, and select your own color combinations. This class will have limited availability to ensure plenty of room to maneuver, as well as individual class time attention. While it is not absolutely necessary, some previous fabric dyeing experience will be helpful. Choice of completing 1 or 2 110" x 110" pieces.




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




E264-19 Finding your Path
E264-19 Finding your Path
With Dorie Hruska
Thursday, April 11, 2019
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Eastern Time

$ 45.00
Handout Fee: $5.00
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Art, Drawing and Design

In this drawing class you will learn the strategies Dorie uses to find the continuous path around pieced blocks. Then take it to the next level by connecting these free motion designs across the width of the quilt top. You will also learn how to quilt these designs in a square grid that has been marked with a stencil. Great for borders or sashing. Based on Dorie's book, Making Connections. Students are encouraged to bring quilt tops for design discussion.




E270-19 Dyeing to Cut It - Part 2 Andromeda
E270-19 Dyeing to Cut It - Part 2 Andromeda
With Karen Marchetti
Thursday, April 11, 2019
9:30 AM to 4:30 PM Eastern Time

$ 175.00
Kit Fee: $25.00
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Confident Beginner  Intermediate  Advanced  
Type of Class: Art, Drawing and Design

Did you see what Karen Marchetti did with her Mini Mandalas? She's willing to share how she designed her award winning quilt, "Andromeda's Crossing"!  Using your freshly dyed mandalas and contrasting/coordinating fabrics from Cindy’s class, Karen will share several samples using and cutting-up your beautiful hand dyes.  You’ll learn the same techniques Karen used to create her award-winning Andromeda Crossing Quilt.  You will leave class with an assembled 44” square uniquely-you masterpiece ready for stitching-down and quilting at home.  Karen will cover her invisible applique technique but we will not be sewing in class.  Karen will also cover some individual quilting plans for each piece.

Note: Prerequisite is Cindy Lohbeck's Dyeing to Cut It - Part One    Tuesday, April 9, 2019   E020
 




E312-19 Fearless Feathers (Lecture & Drawing)
E312-19 Fearless Feathers (Lecture & Drawing)
With Margaret Solomon Gunn
Friday, April 12, 2019
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Eastern Time

$ 45.00
Handout Fee: $5.00
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Art, Drawing and Design

Who doesn't absolutely LOVE the classic Victorian feather?... Join me as I show you how easy this feather is to quilt. We will also explore several fun ways to jazz them up to suit any style of quilt from fast & casual to more modern. I'll show you many ways to fit feathers within the most common shapes, as well as how to execute a stunning feathered wreath. Fear Feathers no more! This class is perfectly suited to both domestic quilters as well as longarmers.




E316-19 Tweaking Batiking - Exploring Color Water Resists
E316-19 Tweaking Batiking - Exploring Color Water Resists
With Cindy Lohbeck
Friday, April 12, 2019
8:30 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern Time

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

Practice your surface design and print making skills using a variety of easy to wash, water soluble resists. Each offering different characteristics, benefits and drawbacks, these remarkable products offer a fun and environmentally friendly approach to customizing your own printed fabrics. Take advantage of Cindy's extensive collections of foam stamps, stencils, tjantings and tjaps, or bring your own. Mix your own print paste and get your creative juices flowing in this colorful, playful class. Dye all the fabric you want!!!




E328-19 Butterflies in Free Motion - 2 Part Class
E328-19 Butterflies in Free Motion - 2 Part Class
With Marjan Kluepfel
Friday, April 12, 2019
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Time

$ 85.00
Kit Fee: $30.00
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Art, Drawing and Design, Hands On Machine Quilting Home Machines

Create a beautiful Butterfly wall quilt by fusing the butterflies in my pattern to a background and adding movement and texture with free motion quilting. Fusing makes this class fun and easy. You will learn machine quilting tricks to complete this colorful wall hanging. A kit (hand dyed fabric and pattern) takes the worry out of fabric selection.

9am-12pm Design
1pm-4pm FreeMotion Quilting
Sewing machines provided for your use in class.




E348-19 Dense & Dainty (Lecture & Drawing)
E348-19 Dense & Dainty (Lecture & Drawing)
With Margaret Solomon Gunn
Friday, April 12, 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time

$ 45.00
Handout Fee: $2.00
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Art, Drawing and Design

Join me for a feast of fabulous, completely free-hand fillers! Students will learn to draw a multitude of gorgeous and textural fillers, suitable to enhance both traditional and modern quilts! My sample shows forty-one different fillers - students may come up with more! Class is perfectly suited to BOTH domestic and long arm quilters. Traditional and modern designs are taught.


E414-19 Rad Ombre`s
E414-19 Rad Ombre`s
With Cindy Lohbeck
Saturday, April 13, 2019
8:30 AM to 3:30 PM Eastern Time

$ 80.00
Kit Fee: $100.00
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Art, Drawing and Design

We are going to Ombre' the day away in this Dye All the Fabric You Can workshop! That's right! Working in 22" x 55" panels, dye as many one color, light to dark shaded gradations, or two color blended transitions as you can dye! This class will count as your cardio for the week as we will be bending and stretching and dip dyeing our way into subtle transitions of value and hue.  Dye all the fabric you want!!!




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.


E426-19 Fabulous Flowers – Fast, Fun, Fused
E426-19 Fabulous Flowers – Fast, Fun, Fused
With Marjan Kluepfel
Saturday, April 13, 2019
8:30 AM to 3:30 PM Eastern Time

$ 85.00
Kit Fee: $10.00
DoubleTree Hotel / Center of New Hampshire
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Art, Drawing and Design

Learn my easy techniques for producing floral quilts with oversized images. You will use an original flower drawing, which we will translate into a fabric collage using contemporary methods and innovative art quilting techniques. See my flower quilts at http://www.marjankluepfel.com

Sewing Machines not provided. Bring your domestic machine to class.




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