Workshop Calendar

Workshops below are now open for registration.

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Workshop in Columbus, Ohio–May/June 2018

The Quilt & Surface Design Symposium was founded in 1990 by Nancy Crow and Linda Fowler.  28 years later, we strive to present one of the most comprehensive art quilt conferences in the world, offering a wide variety of fiber arts classes and highly-qualified instructors. Michael James, world-renowned quilter and co-founder of the art-quilt movement, calls QSDS “the meeting place to connect with other innovative quilt artists from all over the world.”

May 28–June 1

Three Sisters: Raw Edge Applique, Foundation Piecing & Mark Making: A Magical Trilogy

This unique retreat-like workshop focuses on how quilting relates to you as an artist. We will learn to find inspiration in your work, celebrate your voice as an artist and discover the power of breaking the rules. A series of collage exercises will focus on foundation piecing, raw edge applique and hand stitching. This method celebrates the imperfect, the organic line and mark-making. Quilting is intertwined with our history. It is the common thread that connects people to one another, generation to generation and cultures to other cultures. By its very essence, quilting is a celebration of the human condition. The stitches are like our paths that bring us home after a long journey. 
Daily presentations and discussions focus on how your art relates specifically to these topics. You will walk away from this workshop with a better understanding of your strengths and weaknesses as an artist along with a more refined artist vision.

Sewing Machine: Yes

Student Level: All Levels

  

  

  

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I will also be teaching a two day workshop at QSDS on June 2 & 3.  See below.

Mixing Up the Media!

Create 10 to 20 small design studies using a limited amount of materials that are related in color combination.. We will work with mixed media such as paint, paper, fabric, found objects and gel medium to create common elements in the design studies. These studies help clarify your design voice and style. Deborah will share techniques using layering, painting and collage, with an emphasis on mark making. Each day opens with a design presentation and demonstrations of techniques This mixed media play workshop will allow you to step gently out of your comfort zone in a collaborative and supportive environment!

Sewing Machine: Yes

Student Level: All Levels

  

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Workshop in beautiful Mendocino, California–July 2018

THE THREE SISTERS: RAW EDGE APPLIQUÉ, FOUNDATION PIECING, MARK MAKING
A Magical Trilogy

July 23–27, 2018 (Monday–Friday, 9:30am–4:30pm)

Class Description:

Quilting is intertwined with our history. It is the common thread that connects people to one another, generation to generation and cultures to other cultures. By its very essence, quilting is a celebration of the human condition. The stitches are like our paths that bring us home after a long journey. This unique retreat like workshop focuses on how quilting relates to you as an artist. Content includes the following: finding inspiration in your work, celebrating your voice as an artist, the power of breaking the rules along with exercises which focus on foundation piecing, raw edge applique and hand stitching. This method celebrates the imperfect, the organic line and making mistakes. Daily presentations and discussions focus on how your art relates specifically to these topics. You will walk away from this retreat workshop with a better understanding of your strengths and weaknesses as an artist along with a more refined artist vision.

 

 

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CREATING THE ILLUSION OF DEPTH IN ART QUILTS 
July 20–22, 2018 (Friday–Sunday 9:30am–4:30pm)

CLASS DESCRIPTION
This technique workshop uses mixed media materials along with fabric to create the illusion of depth in a two-dimensional plane; in our case, a quilt. Through use of these materials along with principles of design, students will create small studies using these techniques. Specifically, overlapping, placement, size, value, and focus, will be areas of concentration using the collage approach. Students will walk away with a better sense of command over creating the illusion of depth on a two-dimensional plane.

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Peters Valley Workshop–New Jersey/Aug. 2018

AUGUST 17-21, 2018

Class Description:

This technique-based workshop will use mixed media materials along with fabric to create the illusion of depth in a two-dimensional plane; in our case, a quilt. Through use of these materials along with principles of design, you will create small studies using these techniques. Specifically, overlapping, placement, size, value, and focus, will be areas of concentration using the collage approach. Participants will walk away with a better sense of command over creating the illusion of depth on a two-dimensional plane.

 

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Workshop at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts/Cedarburg, WI

Oct. 8–12, 2018

Creating the Illusion of Depth on a Two-dimensional Plane

Class Description:

This technique workshop uses mixed media materials along with fabric to create the illusion of depth in a two-dimensional plane; in our case, a quilt.  Through use of these materials along with principles of design, students will create small studies using these techniques. Specifically, overlapping, placement, size, value, and focus, will be areas of concentration using the collage approach.  Students will walk away with a better sense of command over creating the illusion of depth on a two-dimensional plane.

 

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Also–a lecture:

Fiber Arts in the Digital Age

Sep 15, 2017

Living in the digital age means living in a time where we are increasingly able to do what was previously considered unimaginable. This era has touched every aspect of life and fiber art has been no exception.  To artists designing their work via software to the benefits of digitally printing textiles this exhibit explores various fiber art pieces that only exist due to the age we live in.

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Art Quilt Tahoe

Join me in beautiful Lake Tahoe in Oct./Nov. 2018! 

 

Workshop: Creating the Illusion of Depth in Art Quilts

Are you intrigued when you look at an art quilt and it takes you into its layers and depth? This technique workshop can teach you the skills necessary to add this component to your work. Using mixed media materials, the collage technique, a limited color palette and fabric, students will be taught techniques to create the illusion of depth in a two-dimensional plane; in our case, a quilt. Mixed media materials such as paint, paper, found objects and gel medium will be used to create common elements in small design studies. Each day opens with a presentation and demonstrations using mixed media materials and strategies. While adhering to the principles of design, students will create small studies using these techniques. Specifically, overlapping, placement, size, value, and focus, will be areas of concentration using the collage approach. Students will walk away with more skills to create the illusion of depth on a two-dimensional plane. This mixed media play workshop will allow you to step gently out of your comfort zone in a collaborative and supportive environment.

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