Classes Available for Guilds and Quilt Shows

 

 CLASSES

Come and take a class with me!  I promise you will have fun and learn new techniques that will jump start your art quilting!  I can also travel to your guild for workshops and/or lectures.

You can hire me directly for your conference or guild, call (919) 602-2260 or use the contact form

Here are some recent comments from some of my students at the International Quilt Festival in Houston this year:

“Very fabulous class. Roxane was an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, helpful, generous teacher.  Incredibly fun class. I took it to learn the technique for a particular quilt I had designed. It was perfect!”

“Great class. Great sharing and critiquing. Bring her back!”

“Very organized, helpful, calm, fun class.”

“Thank you so much. I will love implementing this technique in my quilting.”

“Very well organized and attentive to students needs.”

“Thank you for pushing me out of my comfort zone!”


NEW CLASSES!

Posh, Pet Portraits

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This is my new kitty Huey.  I had so much fun making him into a Posh, Pet Portrait, I decided to teach a class on how to do it.  Let me help you turn a photo of your favorite pet into a beguiling art quilt using easy, fused, raw edge applique, and free motion quilting.  These make great gifts for family members too! After learning this technique, you can also make landscapes and other types of art quilts!

6 hour workshop

Intermediate 


SCULPTURED SILK

River Eddies
River Eddies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Explore the 3-D technique called Sculptured Silk as seen on Quilting Arts TV! Working with a gorgeous piece of hand dyed silk, I will show you how to create your own 3-D art quilt.

6 hours, 1 day

Intermediate or above

Sewing machine required in good working order, bring free motion foot


 

Photo-Pattern-Quilt!

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hibiscus sample

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sea Shore sample

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cityscape sample

How do you translate all those wonderful photos you have into the art quilts you love?  In this fast moving class, I will show you easy ways to make a pattern from your photo, and an art quilt from your pattern.  You don’t need to know how to draw to make beautiful art quilts using this method!  Bring your machine too, because I will show you how to audition your quilting designs, and then we will quilt your little art quilt.  This is a great class for guild workshops.  Students will have a choice of 3 different photos to work from: Seascape, Hibiscus, and City Sunset.

6 hours, 1 day workshop

Sewing machine required in good working order, bring free motion foot.

Skill Level: Confident Beginner and up

Additional patterns are available at $5 per design


ThreadUtopia

In this class we will teach you how to use all those pretty specialty threads you have drooled over, but were afraid to use.  I’m talking about the sparkly ones, the thin ones, the fat ones, the invisible ones, the shiny ones- you get the idea.  We will learn about the importance of needle and bobbin tension, types of needles, what threads to use for different effects.  You will have confidence when using these wonderful threads.  We will make a sampler and practice with different threads. Bring your own: metallics, rayon, variegated, monofilaments, glitter, threads to heavy to go in the needle i.e. Candlelight, Razzle Dazzle for bobbin work.

3 hours

Sewing machine required in good working order, bring free motion foot.


Fused Applique & Paint Workshop: Morning Glory Pattern

Fused applique is fast, fun and very creative.   Applying a little textile paint to add depth to your flower or landscape can be addicting.  Here’s a class where you learn how to do both!!  In this class, I provide two patterns to choose from and we take off from there.  We will cover the basics of fusing fabric, choosing fabrics and colors to make your piece shine, and painting for depth and realism with a little bit of fabric paint.  Your fused and painted piece will  then be ready for you to quilt on your own.

6 hour workshop

 

Profab, Jacquard or Setacolor fabric paints , 1/4″ and 1/2″  flat angled brushes, and large plastic bag for covering table are recommended.  Paint kits can be provided for a $40 fee.  I have extra brushes you can use if you prefer not to buy your own.


Colorplay For Quilters

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Finally, the class you’ve been waiting for….calling all quilters, traditional, art quilters, beginners, advanced and everyone in between.  We will explore the element of color in designing your quilts by using simple exercises in FABRIC (after all that’s our medium!) First you will learn about value and the importance of it in all your work.  We will do some fabric exercises to help you master value. Then you will learn about different color schemes and create 2-3 small abstract fused quilt tops to demonstrate these color schemes. Your confidence in choosing colors for your quilts will be greatly enhanced. Don’t be intimidated by all those colors-take your quilts from boring to gorgeous!

6 hours total

No sewing machine

Skill Level: Beginner and up


Design Your Own Art Quilt

 

Have you ever wanted to make an art quilt from a photo, sketch or idea, but don’t know where to start?  In this class, we will learn an easy method of transferring your image to a workable pattern.  From there, we will work on selecting fabric for your design, and cut and fuse your design onto a background fabric.  This is the method I use to make all of my landscape, cityscape and botanical quilts.  Once you know this method, it will be like having the keys to the car.  You will be able to make any quilt idea you have.  No sewing machine will be used, but I can give advice for quilting ideas.  This method is suitable for beginners and advanced students as well, so come on, let’s make your art quilt!

12 hours total- 2 day workshop

No sewing machine

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner and up


 

Quilting Your Masterpiece

So now you have a beautiful quilt top and it’s all layered and ready to go.  Where do you begin?  What threads should you use to enhance your work?  What tensions and needles should you use for your chosen threads?  What kind of quilting patterns should you use for each area of your piece?  If you are like me, these are the questions I am always faced with when starting to quilt a new piece.  In this class, we will answer all these questions with group and individual instruction.  Bring your  completed art quilt that is ready to quilt.  No need to layer with batting yet, but bring your batting, and backing.  Also bring your scraps to make a small practice sandwhich.

Previous free motion quilting experience is a must!

6 class hours total

Skill Level: Advanced beginner and up


Teeny, Tiny Art Quilts

 

Make a tiny art quilt in this easy, no stress class.  We will play with the elements of design and learn about successful composition, using your scraps of fabric, thread and embellishments.   We will learn an easy finishing technique, then quilt and mount your tiny gem onto a small canvas.

Skill Level: Beginner and above.

No sewing machine

4 class hours total


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