Workshops

Paint and Bead Your Own Decorative Pillow

Back By Popular Demand at Baron’s Sewing Center

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.

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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.

818-224-2746

CHRISTMAS TABLE RUNNER – WORKSHOP THIS SATURDAY

Learn to “Quilt As You Go” with this Gorgeous Christmas Runner

Posted on October 31, 2013

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Sign up for this class at Quilty Pleasures – Simi Valley –  It is sceduled for Saturday November 2 from 10 AM until 4 PM.

You will make a beautiful piece of Home Decor to use as a table or mantel runner.  It is shown here in festive holiday colors but can be made in the fabric of your choice.

“Quilt As You Go”  so that when you have finished adding the last border you are finished!  Quilting has already been done.

This is going to be a fun class so go ahead and call the shop today to reserve your spot.

805-581-1577     1742 E. Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley

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**** NEW INTRODUCTION TO QUILTING COURSE SCHEDULED TO BEGIN JANUARY 22, 2014 AT QUILTY PLEASURES, SIMI VALLEY *****

Time To Get Bitten By The Quilt Bug !

Posted on August 6, 2013

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.

Here’s a photo of the sample we have prepared.

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Over the course of the six class meetings you will learn the skills to:  select your fabrics, follow a quilt making pattern, use a rotary cutter safely to cut quilt pieces, piece your quilt blocks and quilt so it all comes out right!, prepare and add quilt borders, layer and quilt the 3 quilt layers together, make and add quilt binding.

http://www.quiltypleasures.org

Call Quilty Pleasures to sign up today      805-581-1577

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Paint and Bead Your Own Decorative Pillow !

Make your own decorative pillow.  You will paint your own fabric and embellish it with beads.  The class is on the schedule at Baron’s Sewing Center in Woodland Hills for November 12 and November 19, 2013.
(6 Hours total – 3 hours each day)

Here is the one that I finished the other day.

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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.  Did I achieve it??

Make Your Own Artfully Embellished Journal Covers 
***New  Workshops scheduled September 10, Sept. 27 2013***
Call Baron’s in Woodland Hills to reserve YOUR spot.
818-224-2746
Dream CoverBirds and ribbons
Call Baron’s to register or for details.This cover fits a composition book approximately 9 inches high by 7 1/2inches wide.
Collaged Fabric Journal Cover

Collaged Fabric Journal Cover

Above is the size we will be making in class.  We will provide the composition books in the purchased supply kit.

The cover below 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.

Journal Cover for Spiral Art Journal

Journal Cover for Spiral Art Journal

Can You Believe it’s February?   Here’s the rundown on workshops we will be presenting during the months of February and March 2013

Tuesday February 19 and 26:  6 PM to 9 PM at Baron’s Sewing Center  (total of 6 hours)
Introduction to Surface Design:  A veritable smorgasbord of techniques to fire up your imagination and your fabric!  We will be painting with acrylics – stencilling, stamping, using paintsticks with rubbing plates, discharging fabric – you name it!  You will also learn how to apply some glitz to your work with angelina fibers, foil and glitter.

Tuesday March 5 and 12:  6 PM to 9PM

REPEAT OF Introduction to Surface Design

Saturday     March 16 from 10 AM until 1 PM

Collaged Fabric Journal Cover  (a 3 hour class)

Turn your journal into a work of art with this original cover that YOU will design with our guidance.  Photos will be posted here later this week

Tuesday March 19  from 6 PM until 9 PM

The Collaged Fabric Journal Cover class will be repeated.

asian tea web

Stencil and Lumiere Acrylic Paint

Stencil and Lumiere Acrylic Paint

discharged with foam stamp and bleach

Students’ Work!

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Call Barons Sewing Center in Woodland Hills for additional information and to enroll.

818-224-2746

January 2013

Tuesday Jan. 15        Painting on Fabric                      6-9 PM

Discharged FAbric – painted and quilted

See what a little paint will do for a “blah” fabric

Friday Jan. 18            Celebration Fabric Art Cards        4-7 PM

Create some mini art and send a greeting – use up bits of embellishments

Tuesday Jan. 22        Turning Your Orphan Blocks into Art Quilts: Part 1  6-9 PM

Tuesday Jan. 29        Turning Your Orphan Blocks into Art Quilts:  Part 2   6-9 PM

February 2013

 Tuesday Feb 5        Beading on Fabric                        6-9 PM

Beaded Art Quilt – mostly Improvisational

Tuesday Feb 12       Surface Design – Advanced Techniques   6-9 PM

RUBBING PLATE AND SHIVA PAINTSTIK

Tuesday Feb 19        Using Alternative Substances In your Art Quilts  6-9 PM

Lutradur, Sequin Waste, Angelina, Extravorganza

Friday Feb 22            Personalized Luggage Tags   4-7 PM

Tuesday Feb 26       More Alternative Substances For your Art Quilts   6-9 PM

Brief Descriptions for Art Quilt Technique Workshops

 Painting on Fabric

Learn how to transform fabric with paint.  You will learn to stencil and stamp with fabric and paint to achieve the look you want.

Surface Design Advanced Techniques

Take your surface design to the next level with fabric discharge, paint sticks and rubbings. Weather and sunlight permitting we will add sun printing.

Putting on the Glitz

Bring on the Bling and learn how to use Angelina Fibers, Foils, Glitter and Crystals in your art quilts.

Improvisational Art Quilting (6 hours)

Get into your right brain while you create.  Assemble a freestyle quiltlet using fused scraps and an off beat shape.  You will complete the quilt top during the first 3 hour session.  Add free motion quilting and embellishment including use of decorative threads, beads, charms and buttons during session number two.

Celebration Fabric Art Cards

Unleash your creativity while you create a fabric art card that is a piece of art as well as a greeting.  Perfect for gifting or framing!

 Personalized Luggage Tags

Make a decorative and functional I.D. tag for your luggage, your sewing supplies, for gifting – you’ll want them on everything!

 Using Orphan Blocks in your Art Quilts

Do you have a leftover block or an embroidered “stitch out” that has been sitting on the bottom of the pile but is much too cute to toss?  Come and  learn how to build an art quilt with them.

Alternative Substances for Art Quilting

Add drama and texture with lutradur, cheesecloth, tyvek, tea bags, softener sheets and much much more!

More Alternative Substances for Art Quilting

Add drama and texture with lutradur, cheesecloth, tyvek, tea bags, softener sheets and much much more!

(Enroll in both sessions to learn all the included techniques)

2013 Workshop Schedule

Topics in Art Quilting Techniques will continue into the New Year.  For those who missed them the first time around we are repeating key topics such as Painting on Fabric, Putting on the Glitz and so on.

For those of you who are eager to delve further into Art Quilting Techniques we will be scheduling additional classes such as Using Alternative Materials in Your Art Quilts,   Orphan Blocks as an Inspiration for Art Quilting and more!

I CAN tell you that the first scheduled workshop of 2013 will be Tuesday January 15 from 6 PM until 9 PM.  It will be Painting on Fabric.  You will learn how to select and prepare your fabric; how to select appropriate paint for your project and how to apply the paint.  You will learn techniques for stenciling and stamping with paint as well as how to apply paint with a brush to achieve the effect you are looking for.
  Make sure you wear clothes that won’t suffer if they receive some paint splashes or bring a coverup.  It’s going to be a fun and creative evening.

I expect to have the rest of the dates for the first quarter firmed up later this week so keep your eye on this space.

And enjoy your Thanksgiving Day with lots of good food and surrounded by family and friends!

Art Quilting and Surface Design Techniques

 

Fabric available to us is almost endless in its variety, color and design. But once you enter the world of Art Quilting you will find that you’ll want to create your own fabric in order to get just the look you want.  Sometimes it’s just a matter of adding some design elements to the commercial print; other times you may want to start with a blank canvas.

Plus it’s just plain FUN !!

Painting on Fabric

In this workshop you will learn how to select and prepare fabric for painting; the characteristics of available fabric paints and how to select the appropriate one for your project.  You will learn how to apply paint using stencils, stamps and resists.

STENCILED WITH LUMIERE PAINT

length of class:  3 hours

no sewing machine is needed for this class.

Surface Design – Advanced Techniques

Make your unique fabric creation even more special with discharge techniques and paint rubbings.  You will learn various techniques for removing dyes from your fabric to achieve your original design.  Once you have selectively removed the color, the possibilities are almost endless.
You will also learn how to apply oil based paint sticks to fabric using commercial rubbing plates as well as “found objects”.

SHIVA PAINTSTIK AND RUBBING PLATE

length of class:  3 hours

no sewing machine required for this class

Putting On The Glitz

FOIL APPLIED WITH FUSIBLE

Punch up the excitement and the sparkle. Learn how to use Angelina fibers, add metallic foil and glitter to your creation.  Bring on the Bling, add crystals with ease.

length of class:  3 hours

no sewing machine required for this class

Embellishment With Fusibles and Fibers

During this class you will learn how to add dimension and interest to your art quilt with fused and raw edged applique.  In addition you will have fun playing with some scrumptious fibers and using them to further enhance your art.

APPLIQUED WITH FUSED SCRAPS

length of class:  3 hours

YUMMY FIBERS

* Sewing machine is required for this class.

Finishing School for Art Quilts

If you have any art quilt “tops” lying around that you would love to transform into a finished piece then this is the class for you!  Bring them to our Finishing School and learn how to transform your small art piece into a wall hanging or a pillow.  (small art size pieces – no larger than 18 inches per side)

This is a 6 hour class held in 2 sessions of 3 hours each.

Part 1:  Quilting the Art Quilt

You will learn how to select batting and backing for your piece and how to prepare it to be quilted.  We will also discuss choice of thread (including bobbin thread) for quilting and how to plan the quilting itself.

Part 2:  Finishing Techniques for Quilted Panels

If you choose to assemble a wall hanging you will learn how to finish the edges of your piece with a choice of binding techniques or other finishing methods.  You will also learn various ways of preparing your art piece for hanging.

If you choose to assemble a pillow you will learn how to put together a removable pillow case using a 2 piece lapped back.

* Sewing machine required for this 2 part class.

Stencil and Stamp

Boost your creativity by learning new ways of applying decorative elements to fabric by using stencils and rubber stamps. These versatile tools lend themselves well to beautifying your backgrounds and more!

ART QUILT WITH STENCIL, PAINT, HANDSTITCH AND BEADS

length of class:  3 hours

no sewing machine is required for this workshop

Beading on Fabric

Beading adds drama, texture and sparkle to your fabric piece.  Learn how to select and apply beads with various beading stitches to achieve the effect that you want.

INTENSIVELY BEADED ART QUILT

EXTENSIVE BEADING

length of class:  3 hours

no sewing machine is required for this class.

Stitch Art

Learn how to select and apply a broad range of threads to your quilt surface.  Topics will include bobbin work and stabilizing/hooping your fabric.

DISCHARGED THEN THREAD PAINTED WITH METALLIC

length of class:  3 hours

* Sewing machine is required for this class

Improvisational Art Quilt

Get into your right brain while you create.  Assemble a free style quiltlet using fused and/or pieced scraps and an off beat shape. No patterns.  No templates.  No blueprints.  Your quilt will tell you what to do as you go along as you embellish, quilt and finish it.

IMPROVISATIONAL ART QUILT – FUSED, BEADED, UNUSUAL SHAPE

length of class:  6 hours   (2 sessions of 3 hours each)

CURRENTLY SCHEDULED CLASSES

Location:    
Baron’s Sewing Center              22635 Ventura Blvd. Woodland Hills, CA 91364  Call:                                               818-224-2746     to reserve a spot in a class.   Baron’s will provide you with a class Supply List when you make your class reservation.

OCTOBER 2012

  • Painting on Fabric:                                        Oct 2           6 PM to 9 PM
  • Surface Design – Advanced Techniques:   Oct 9           6 PM to 9 PM
  • Beading on Fabric                                         Oct 10       10 AM to 1 PM
  • Putting on the Glitz                                       Oct 16         6 PM to 9 PM
  • Embellishment with Fusibles/Fibers           Oct 30         6 PM to 9 PM
  • Stencil and Stamp                                         Oct 31        10 AM to 1 PM

NOVEMBER 2012

  • Art Quilt Finishing School  – Part 1            Nov 6          6 PM to 9 PM
  • Art Quilt Finishing School  – Part 2            Nov 13        6 PM to 9 PM
  • Stitch Art                                                       Nov 14       10 AM to 1 PM
  • Beading on Fabric                                       Nov 16         4 PM to 7 PM
  • Improvisational Art Quilt Part 1                  Nov 28        10 AM to 1 PM

DECEMBER 2012

  • Improvisational Art Quilt Part 2                 Dec. 5         10 AM to 1 PM
  • Stencil and Stamp                                       Dec. 7           4 PM to 7 PM

And stay tuned for Sunday “make it – take it” sessions at Barons planned for November 25, December 2 and December 9.   You’ll have a chance to stop by and make a quick Holiday gift – more info to come from Baron’s.

 

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