REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR 2014 CLASSES
Betty will have examples of her quilts, materials and sources of the materials she uses. The class is a treasure chest of techniques and experiments.
She will explore many different materials in the class and provide sample of many to try. She encourages you to bring any artist materials you might be interested in working with. http://bbusbyarts.com/
We’ll learn about turning your own ideas and inspirations into an art quilt.
These can take the form of photos, sketches or the objects themselves. I will work with each student in turn to discuss their project and provide assistance as they go through the drafting process. Even if your drawing skills are not perfect, there are techniques we’ll cover that can overcome that using tracing paper, gridded enlargements or photocopy enlargements.
Then you create your quilt in class. http://www.lindabeachartquilts.com/
We explore imagery and/or surface embellishment using a basic sewing machine. Emphasis is on creating a surface saturated with layers of threads. My process of using heat-transfer images will be covered. Individual styles of “mark making” are stressed, using shading, hatching, and color mixing. Ideas for designing, techniques for troubleshooting, and options for finishing are discussed.