Art Quilt Gallery

I offer several different workshops that can be set up individually or can be combined into a retreat format of 3-5 days.

Workshops available are:

Color for Quilters: an all day workshop packed full of information about color. Students work on color wheels, learn to understand and use the color wheel and play with different palettes. Students will learn how to utilize the color wheel to make dynamic quilts: traditional, contemporary or art. Students leave with a variety of mock-ups for color combinations. This is a non-sewing class.

Design for Art Quilts: an all day workshop. Students will learn the basic principles and elements of design and how to put it all together for an original, individual art piece. Students leave with a number of ideas for new quilts. This is a non-sewing class

Introduction to Surface Design: A 1 to 2 day workshop. Let Liz bring the paints and coloring agents (except for dyeing) and other supplies and Liz will introduce students to various ways of adding color to white fabric. Students will leave with several yards of fabric ready to use in new works. (There is a $30-50 per person supply fee in addition to the workshop fee.) This class requires flat space for drying fabrics and access to water.

Introduction to Fiber Reactive Dyeing: A very busy 6 hour workshop during which students will dye gradations of the primary colors and then will fill in the color wheel. Using low immersion techniques, messes are kept to a minimum. Students leave with fabric ready to wash and iron. Instructor can provide fabric and dye kits if necessary.

Better Art by Design: Create a three to four day workshop perfect for retreats or longer time periods. Include Color, Design, and Surface Design with an additional day to make a fun four days which will also incorporate actually making small art quilts using all the new things that have been learned. This workshop has been designed especially for those who have always wanted to do art quilting but didn't know where to start!

Lecture: A fun look at how a traditional quilter became an art quilter. Includes a trunk show along with a power point presentation so that the audience may follow this evolution of this artist in quilting.

Enjoy the irreverence of someone who was fearful of the quilt police to that of an artist whose quilts are accepted, and win awards, in both quilt and art shows (where they don't check stitch length!)