Questions? Contact Janet Armstrong, Programs Chairperson.
Friday, March 9
"Art Quilts: The Musical"
Laura Wasilowski is a textile artist, author, teacher, and creator of hand dyed fabrics and threads. She has an undergraduate degree in Costuming from the College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, MN and a Master of Art degree in Fiber from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL. She is owner of ARTFABRIK.
She combines vivid fabrics and whimsical stories to make pictorial art quilts. "My colorful, hand-dyed fabrics inspire me, as do stories of my family, friends, and home. These pieces often chronicle my life. Each wall piece I make is of my own design, of fused applique, and machine quilted."
Join Laura in celebrating the life of a quilt artist. Listen to her adventures in quilt making and hear traditional art quilt folk songs like “Everybody Gets Rejected Sometime” and the “Minnesota Quilter’s Polka”. It’s a quirky documentary featuring a display of her small art quilts and many other songs from the “Chicago School of Fusing Bond Fire Songbook”.
Full Day Class
Thursday, March 8th
"Another Nut House"
Recreate an image of your home, The Nut House. Learn fusing techniques like pattern transfer, bias weaving, and making it up as you go along. Learn how to add hand embroidery and bind your small art quilt too. Pattern templates are provided, but you will provide the fun and imagination. Bring your Nut House to life with a kit of beautifully hand-dyed fabrics and threads. ($45 class fee and $25 Kit Fee)
Friday, March 9th
Create your own leaf design the easy way- with colorful fused fabrics. Learn a quick pattern transfer method and the basic principles of designing artwork (like repetition, variety, and contrast). Your kit includes all the fabric colors and values needed to make 4 small leaves for this design tutorial as well as a sampler of embroidery thread for stitching detail, texture, and pattern on the surface. (No sewing machine needed.) ($25 class fee and $25 Kit Fee)
Friday, April 13th
"Civil War Soldiers' Quilts"
Come meet this quilter, curator, author and quilt historian.
Pam will share her research on the role women played on the home front and on the battlefield as well as stories of 14 actual Civil War Soldiers' Quilts (only 17 are known so far).
Full Day Class
Thursday, April 12th
"Quilt As You Go"
quilts in small sections and joining those sections to make a larger quilt is a
method that has been used by quilters for more than 150 years. Using examples
from her collection, Pam will lead students through the various methods and
techniques. Students will leave with a notebook of techniques, pattern sources
and learn how to choose what method works for what project.
($45 class fee)