WORKSHOPS

NOT SO EXACT: WORKING ABSTRACT

2-5 days

Working from your own images or photos, you will learn to capture the essence of your subject and work in a more spontaneous fashion. Consider landscape or nature subjects, still life scenes, cityscapes - any image that captivates you - and create an abstract interpretation of your subject.

MELODY'S LANDSCAPE TECHNIQUE

2-3 days

Create your own landscape art quilt with this failsafe technique. You'll learn how to select a good image, modify it on your computer, if desired, and have it printed on cloth. You'll fuse fabrics onto the image then finish with a layer of thread. Results are spectacular, and the technique is one you'll use again and again.

WORKING IN LAYERS

2-5 days

Unlock the secrets of using layers in wall quilts. You'll work with everything from paints to sheers, learn to create complex original work, and complete one or more projects during the workshop.

FROM PHOTOGRAPH TO ART QUILT WORKSHOP

2-5 days

Create a small art quilt as you learn all steps involved in precisely translating a photograph into fabric. We will focus on how to take and select good photos, create a map, and work with a 7-Step value scale. In the extended workshop, techniques for framing, stitching and quilting art quilts will also be covered.

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PRESENTATIONS

COLOR WORKS!

Color is often the most exciting component of a quilt, yet can be the most intimidating part of planning. We'll take an in-depth look at color - what works and why, the messages colors convey, and ways to make color sing in your quilts. A greater understanding of color and design will enable you to move from making good quilts to making spectacular ones.

ART OF LANDSCAPE QUILTS

Melody Randol, Colorado quilt artist, will present an array of ways to translate Mother Nature's beauty into fabric and thread. From simple to complex, exact to arty, she'll show the varied approaches, tools and techniques she uses in her creating her award winning landscape quilts.

CREATING CLOTH: THE ART OF FABRIC

The making of a quilt often begins with creating the cloth to be used. This presentation covers a broad spectrum of tools and materials quilt makers use in fabric art including dyes, paints, discharge agents, paintsticks, inks, oil pastels, stamps and stencils. Learn more about gelatin prints, screen printing, over-dyeing, photo-transfer, and other techniques used to alter fabric and create cloth as unique as your quilts.

QUILTING TODAY: THERE'S SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY

Melody Randol shares her work and eclectic approach to quilt making. Starting with a Debbie Mumm pattern in 1997 and evolving to designer and creator of award winning art quilts, Melody has tried a little bit of everything including watercolor quilts, bold geometric designs, landscape originals, innovative surface design, and creating fabrics used in her work. Share her journey and inspiration as she shows no matter your likes, style, or experience, quilting has something to offer everyone.

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