M. BASIC CRAZY QUILTING4 TO 5 Days, Fine Art Seminar
Each student will create four crazy quilt squares with the choice of making them into a wall hanging or a larger crazy quilt. Judith will guide you through the crazy quilt basics using the “Montano Center Piece Method” along with colour theories and fabric choices. Upon completion of the blocks, emphasis will be on Victorian stitches, ribbon embroidery and embellishments.
Day One
History lecture
Fabric choices
Colour theory
Basic machine piecing
Day Two
Creating flow between the blocks
Trouble shooting
Painting and dying laces
Day Three
Laying down laces & ribbons
Victorian embroidery stitches
Silk ribbon embroidery
Day Four
Punchneedle embroidery demo
Sewing Block together
Day Five
Buttons, beads and doodads
Finishing techniques
SUPPLIES (Please refer to the basic supplies list also.)
• Sewing machine with neutral thread
• 4 – 12” muslin sqs (look for heavy muslin used in upholstery)
• 16 – 20 fancy fabrics in pastels, dusties or jewel tones.
(no more than 1/3 yd. cuts)
• Choose 1/2 solids and 1/2 prints
• Choose a variety of solids, prints & textures.
• Variety of lace, doilies, medallions, handkerchiefs.
• Variety ribbons - organza, wire, satin
• Silk ribbon, solid & variegates - 4mm, 7mm, and 13mm
• Embroidery threads – metallics, silks, rayon, cotton
(solids and variegates)
• Variety of needles – chenille, tapestry, embroidery, straw,
darner, sharps
• Braids, trims, doodads, buttons and beads.
• Optional: extension cord
5” hoop,
Silk photo reproductions.
Judith will provide paints, dyes and brushes…(not overseas)
Check the calendar for schedules of this and other classes.