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Workshops ar on the 3rd Tuesday of the month and are by pre-registration only.
Programs are on the 4th Tuesday of the month and are open to all members of WVQG. There is a $5 fee for non-members.
About the Workshop
You will learn to make marks, and designs on fabric using different methods of Surface Design - stamping, stenciling, monoprinting, fabric manipulation and marbling.
Susan has been a WVQG member for over 10 years. She is most noted for her beautiful art quilts featuring many of the techniques she will be instructing at the workshop. Her quilts have been juried into national shows including NJ Quiltfest and the PA Quilt Extravaganza, and she has won multiple awards. She also has shown at the WVQG Shows.
I come from a long line of quilters, sewers and embroiderers. All of the women in my family were involved in some kind of craft or handwork. My father was an architect, so I inherited the drawing and drafting genes, and a fascination with design. I learned hand embroidery at a very early age, and taught myself the basics of machine piecing when I was in high school in 1974. The quilters of Grace Lutheran Church in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, taught me everything I know about hand quilting.
What I love about quilting is its infinite variety. This has made it hard for me to concentrate on just one thing over the years. I have done a little bit of everything, from folk art to Serious Art, but my favorite things are scrap quilts, (especially string quilts) crazy quilts, hand embroidery, and hand appliqué, especially the album quilts of the mid 19th century.
I want to try it all! The recent interest in surface design and mixed media have made this even better. There really are no limits to what you can do, and what techniques or materials you can use. I really try to pass this enthusiasm along to my students.
I have worked and taught in quilt stores since 1979, and have been teaching in New York since 1986. When I’m not at The City Quilter, I work part time for The Elder Craftsmen, coordinating crafts classes at senior centers around the city. I also teach at guilds and conferences all over the country, and I design and publish my own monthly appliqué block club called Heart And Hand, with subscribers all over the world.
About the Workshop
This workshop will teach you how to create the traditional cathedral window completely by machine. Use more updated fabric choices such as batiks and hand-dyed fabrics to construct a 9 patch that can be turned into a pillow or wall hanging.
Kathleen grew up in a sewing family, and was exposed to the quilting bug at an early age, but it didn't take then. After a couple of forays into the world of quilting she was seriously bitten by the same bug in 1985. She started a quilt as a project for a graduate course in American Architecture and Design, and was thoroughly hooked. Since then she has quilted nearly non-stop, becoming involved in almost all aspects of quilting. Kathleen started teaching quilting with a group of eight to ten-year olds in the Village of Hillburn, progressed to teaching an adult course in the Village, then began teaching for her own quilt guild and other local guilds.
In the world of quilt exhibits and quilt shows, Kathleen exhibited her first quilt in 1991, not because she expected to win a prize, but because "If people don't enter their quilts in quilt shows there won't BE any quilt shows!"
Read more about Kathleen at her web site: http://kdotquilting.com/
I made my first quilt out of Marimekko fabric as an impoverished chemistry graduate student at M.I.T. It took another 17 years for me to make my second one – after a corporate career and some child rearing.
When we moved to Pennsylvania, my sons were both in school and I started taking some basic quilting classes to occupy my time. It didn't take long before I fell in love with quilting and started to design my own quilts. I then started teaching at a local quilt shop. At the request of my students, I developed my own line of Judaic quilt patterns.
Fascinated by the color and texture of fabric, I discovered that I could create art and folk art without knowing how to paint with a brush. The challenge became how to turn my ideas into a quilt.
I find that I "build" my quilts one section at a time. Putting together the pieces of the puzzle is both challenging and energizing. This process sometimes necessitates the development of a new technique or use of a non-traditional fabric.
My inspiration for my quilts comes from the emotions I feel for my family as well as my love of nature and cycling. I have many creative moments while riding my bicycle through the scenic byways of our country.
Then I can't wait to return to my studio to translate those ideas into fabric.
visit Cheryl's web site at http://cheryllynchquilts.blogspot.com/
About the Workshop
I made this quilt using dupioni silk. It was inspired by something I saw during lunch with a friend at a local deli. She was talking away and all the time I was thinking bout how I could turn this design into a quilt! I don't work in a regimented manner or if I say it another way, I fly by the seat of my pants. When quilters saw it, during my guild visits, they wanted to learn to make it. I must admit, it is a stunner, especially when it is made using silk.
I was destined from an early age to cut apart things, glue, paste, tape, build,and sew all sorts of little things to keep busy. I lived in a home where sewing was as common as cooking, and in those days, cooking dinner was an important meal where family gathered around the table to talk and enjoy one another's company.
Mom was never hesitant to hand over a pair of scissors to me at an early age. I was taught to sew quite young in life, so I was shown how to handle scissors properly...except...if you look closely...I think I was caught by the camera cutting a book up! I just call this the beginning of "collage work"!
I have many interests and hobbies aside from my passion for quilting. I have a deep affection for animals. Here you can see my beautiful female Akita dog named "Tashi" short for Shiro Tamashi meaning White Spirit in Japanese.
Visit Linda's web site at http://www.lindampoole.com/index.php
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