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Dresden Plates - the words evoke images of beautiful, elegant patterns on fine china. By combining selective cutting of individual blades with hand piecing and hand applique, yards of fabric can be transformed into stunning Dresden Plate quilts. The resulting plates will range from elegant to whimsical depending on the fabric choices. Students will begin a two-plate wallhanging in class. Helpful if student is comfortable with needleturn applique, but basics will be demonstrated in class. Book, Dresden Plates of Distinction, published October 2001. Template fee. A more relaxed pace than the half-day class.[Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced]
Sharon is a quilter, teacher and author, living in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. In the past 27 years she hand quilted and finished over 500 quilts ranging in size from very small to king-size.
Broderie Perse style is generally an applique technique using chintz fabric to inspire design and often create a narrative using fabric and embroidery as key elements. Enjoy the vintage history, techniques and fabric choices past and present.
Discussion includes the evolution of Broderie Perse as well as a review of today’s’ methods that are renewing this vintage technique in today’s quilts. A trunk demonstration includes quilts and garments.
Learn tips for successful block construction based on Victoria's versatile acrylic template set. Build a colorful scrap-buster quilt one block at a time, borders included! Color placement and the variety of block elements combine for lots of design interest and ways to change the block shape without changing construction. Build confidence in color, quilting techniques, and design all through PLAY with the Victory block. BIO
Victoria Findlay Wolfe is a New York City-based, international award-winning quilt and fiber artist, teacher and lecturer on the creative process, as well as a fabric and product designer for Marcus Fabrics, Aurifil thread and Sizzix dies. She is the author of several quilting books: 15 Minutes of Play; Double Wedding Ring Quilts: Traditions Made Modern; and a book to be released in August, Modern Quilt Magic (C&T publishing). Her specialty quilting store in NYC carries all of her products, providing inspiration to the fiber artist. Victoria sells her custom work to museums and collectors in the design world who appreciate finely made quilts--a true classic art form.
Victoria sits on The International Quilt Study Center & Museum and the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Textiles advisory boards. Her quilts have traveled all over the globe, including Japan, Australia, and in museums such as Connecticut Museum of American Art, International Quilt Study Center, San Jose Quilt Museum, The Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts and the International Quilt Festival Houston. She is proud to be a quilter, a mother to Beatrice, and a wife to Michael Findlay, the true loves in Victoria’s life. Victoria’s work balances between art quilts, traditional and modern quilts and has a master flair for bringing the fine art of quilting to the modern age.
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Designer, quilter, and author Denyse Schmidt shares the peaks and pitfalls of her journey as an acclaimed artist and entrepreneur in a compelling, humorous, visually rich, and inspiring narrative.
Intrigued by the rich historical nature of quilts and inspired by beauty born of necessity, Denyse adds her distinctive aesthetic sensibility – clean, spare lines, rich color and bold graphics – to this rich art form. Though firmly rooted in the traditional techniques of American quiltmaking, Denyse Schmidt is renowned for her fresh, offbeat approach to design and color and has won acclaim from the worlds of design and craft. As author of Denyse Schmidt Quilts (Chronicle Books, 2005) and Modern Quilts, Traditional Inspiration (STC Craft, 2012), fabric designer for FreeSpirit, and teacher of a series of popular improvisational patchwork piecing workshops, Denyse continues to inspire with her witty take on tradition. Denyse’s studio is located in an historic factory building in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Edward M. Bostick was born in Beaufort, South Carolina. He is a self-taught quiltmaker who comes from a long line of family quiltmakers, including his grandmother, great aunt, and two aunts. Intrigued by the brilliant colors and the geometrical applications of quilting, his interest in quilting was rekindled after 9/11. He has exhibited widely, and is a member of the Quilters of Color Network of New York. His replica of Gee’s Bend Housetop Half-Log Cabin received an Honorable Mention for Innovation in the 2003 World Quilt and Textile Competition. Mr. Bostick teaches in the Developmental Skills Department of the Borough of Manhattan Community College.
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