Betsy and I designed and created these cute little art quilts last year in preparation for art quilt technique classes at Baron’s Sewing Center in Woodland Hills.
Now I am excited to announce that a series of Teapot workshops are scheduled in the Simi Valley at Quilty Pleasures starting this coming April. Most of the construction of these adorable quilts is using fusibles and machine appliqué. You will also learn how to apply fancy yarn fibers using couching techniques. And it’s a chance to dig into your button box and gather up those bits of fancy lace and trim to embellish your creations.
There are 4 Wednesday sessions: April 30, May 7, 14 and 28th – all 5:30 to 8:30 PM
Call Quilty Pleasures (805) 581-1577 today to sign up. This will be a fun class.
Make your own decorative pillow. You will paint your own fabric and embellish it with stitching and beads. The class is on the schedule at Baron’s Sewing Center in Woodland Hills for Tuesdays November 12th and November 19th
6 pm until 9 pm
(6 Hours total – 3 hours each day)
You can create your own design or fashion your pillow along the lines of this one that I made for this class.
I started with a piece of white PFD Kona cotton and painted the background with an acrylic wash of color. Next I painted the flowers and layered the piece with batting and lining. Then the REAL fun began as I used thread painting to add depth and texture to the design. Here’s where you can really let yourself experiment with color and various thread weights. I particularly liked the look of some variegated 30 wt. thread.
When I declared the thread painting “done” I got out my beads and went to town! Because this will be used for “show and tell” in class I wanted to be sure to incorporate several basic beading stitches. I used moss stitch, scatter stitch, seed stitch, bugle pathways, back stitch and stacked stitch.
My goal was to achieve a vibrant mix of color, texture and bling.
Call Baron’s today to sign up – This is a FUN class.
Whether you call it your “Goin Quiltin” bag, your beach bag, your diaper bag or your all purpose “shlep” bag – this tote will hold whatever you like, whenever you like; sturdy, roomy and with pockets galore inside and out.
And we’re having a class on how to make it at Baron’s Sewing Center this Fall.
Tuesday October 15 6 PM to 9 PM Part 1
Tuesday October 22 6 PM to 9 PM Part 2 6 hours total.
It’s time to get bitten by the Quilt Bug – definitely a LOT more fun than mosquitoes.
You’ll have a great chance to jump in with our newly scheduled Introduction to Quilting Course to be held at Quilty Pleasures in Simi Valley starting in September. During the series of 6 classes you will learn the skills that you need to make your first quilt.
You will be making a vibrant Autumn (or theme of your choosing) wall quilt 32 inches by 32 inches featuring fabrics that you will choose at the first class meeting.
We just dropped off 2 embellished journal covers at Baron’s. “How to create an embellished/collaged fabric journal cover” Workshop is scheduled for Saturday March 16 and repeated Tuesday March 19. Call Baron’s to register or for details.
This cover fits a composition book approximately 9 inches high by 7 1/2 inches wide.
Collaged Fabric Journal Cover
This is the size we will be making in class. We will provide the composition books in the purchased supply kit.
This cover was adapted to fit a spiral bound art journal measuring approximately 5 1/2 inches by 8 inches. We will provide guidelines for adapting directions for other sizes.