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Lectures and Workshops

The following are in-person Lectures and Workshops which I offer.  Please fill out my contact form if you would like to have me come and speak or teach for your Quilt Guild.

These are also offered as Zoom Lectures and Workshops.

To see my current Schedule for Lectures, Workshops and Shows please find them here.

Lectures

Artful Couching – Creating Texture and Definition

PowerPoint lecture presentation showing the many ways couching can be used to take your art tot he next level. Instruction in specific technique on how to couch will be shown. I will bring examples of how couching can be added to garments and bags as well as quilts.

1 hour with Q&A
Fee:
$400

From Inspiration to Art Process

PowerPoint lecture on where I draw my inspiration for my art: Other artists, photos, emotions from life experiences.  I also discuss how to make effective quilts using art concepts such as limiting color palette, simplifying the background, using repetition of line, shapes, value, color throughout the work.

1 hour with Q&A
Fee:
$400

workshops

Artful couching

Learn the art of couching with yarns to create texture, flow and extra pizzazz. This is a full day class which will focus exclusively on mastering couching techniques. Students will bring a striped batik or gradient fabric or purchase fabric in class to make this 18″ x 45″ table runner size quilt. We will quilt this in class with very simple lines using the walking foot.  I will show you the many ways to use couching for definition and sparkle, by incorporating a variety of cording, yarns and metallic threads in your work.  Facing will be demonstrated.  Yarns and threads will be for sale during the class.

Half Day (3 hours)  (quilt sandwich is made before class)
Fee:
$425
Full Day (6 hours)
Fee:
$650
$50 discount if lecture and workshop are combined.

Poppies: Floral Applique with Couching

A full day workshop with fused applique techniques. Some thread painting and satin stitching will be taught. Couching of yarn to outline the flowers will be taught. A downloadable PDF pattern will be available with full materials list.

Fee:
$650
$50 discount if lecture and workshop are combined.

Easy Landscape Quilt

Lesson six  Lesson Six

A full day workshop on easy landscape quilting using fused applique techniques. Students will design a landscape from a simple photo or drawing. Some sample landscape designs will be provided. Students will finish or nearly finish the quilt top during the class. Quilting and facing will be demonstrated and discussed.

Fee:
$650
$50 discount if lecture and workshop are combined.

Trees – Fusing Paints and Markers

Learn to raw edge fuse (applique) tress, then use simple applications of paint and markers for shading and foliage. Several examples will be shown and discussed. Kit will include background gradation, silk sun fabric, fusible web, paint, paint brush, various markers.

Fee:
$650
$50 discount if lecture and workshop are combined.

Contemporary Abstract Quilt

art quilt - botanical joy

  

A full day workshop working on contemporary abstract design. Bring your hand dyed fabrics: an interesting focal fabric and various values in other hand dyes for the outer borders. We will sketch out a rough design on paper and then cut and piece our quilts. Quilting and facing will be demonstrated and discussed.

Fee:
$650
$50 discount if lecture and workshop are combined.

Strata Quilt

Wall Hanging - Autumn Breeze 3

  

We will do curved piecing of coordinated hand dyed and commercial fabrics for the background. Easy quilting designs will be introduced. Organza circles will be stitched to the surface with single or double needle applique. Yarns will be couched to the surface for movement and definition. A limited amount of fabrics, yarn, thread and silk organza will be available for purchase during class.

Fee:
$650
$50 discount if lecture and workshop are combined.

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“Loved it all!”

“Very much enjoyed meeting you and getting acquainted with a new technique (to me) and appreciation for it’s applications.”

“This was a great experience!  Thanks so much!”

–from evaluation forms filled out in classes

“I have been quilting for almost twenty years and I never fail to learn something new and valuable whenever I watch Rachel at work. She is a master craftswoman and teacher making the difficult look easy and the rest seem very doable. Rachel is a master designer. Her sense of color and design are well developed and she freely shares her techniques and knowledge. She is an inspiration to anyone aspiring to be an art quilter.”
-Sheila Stern