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Friday, 13 February 2015

Spring Retreat Dates Set

UPDATE - I'll be teaching two workshops and doing a brief but inspirational lecture at the Tiger Lily Quilts Spring Retreat in southern Saskatchewan.  SPRING.  Yes, it's coming.  Mark your calendars. The quilting retreat is set for March 13, 14 & 15 which is next month already!  You can come for the retreat which is a terrific package that includes meals and accomodation.  You can come for the classes only.  You can also come for a bit of both. That's totally up to you.

I love Spring road trips in Saskatchewan! 

I thought I'd repost this now that we have confirmed dates and times.  Here's the schedule:

Creative Quilted Postcards Theme/Challenge class at 2pm on Friday, March 13.  This class has 8 registered but I have opened it up to accommodate as many people as the room can comfortably hold. There will demonstrations on some unconventional machine sewing techniques.  You won't know the theme or see the materials until you get there.  This is a spur-of-the-moment, highly creative workshop where you get to play outside of the box.

SO creative - 'What's in My Jar?' theme form a past workshop

On Saturday, March 14th from 1 to 5, I will run my Threadpainting class.  I've had lots of questions about this, and yes - it is appropriate for beginners, however I will also be demonstrating a variety of threadpainting techniques for those who want to expand their threadpainting skills.  It is a technical class where you learn and utilize long and short stitches, cross hatching, and blending. Enrollment is limited to ensure one-to-one availability and there is still room for more participants.

learning to see, learning to paint with the sewing machine

What to bring?

Easy.  For the Postcards Class, you will need a machine in working order, a variety of thread colours, scissors, and accessories/feet/manual just in case you want to really get creative.  That's all.  I bring everything else - the fabric, the stamps, the backings, the stabilizer, the embellishments.

The same goes for the Threadpainting class.  Bring a working machine with manual and accessories (free motion foot and screwdriver), and a variety of thread colours, and a pair of scissors.  In your thread colour choices, you should try to have shades of beige, grey, white and black for the project itself.  I bring images, hoops, fabric, stabilizer, my favourite needles, lightbox... the whole shebang.

we'll still have snow, but I can dream about what comes next.  : )

After supper on Saturday March 14th, there will be a retreat show & tell for those working on their own projects. This will be followed by a 1 hr Lecture & Slideshow about how to get the most out of your photos for use specifically in fibre art applications (approximately 8 pm).  This is planned to be very inspirational to open up creative ideas for your art where I will be sharing a lot of my own tips and tricks.

How to sign up?
You can phone Liz at Tiger Lily Quilts 306.698.4000 or email her at TigerLilyQuilts at sasktel dot net.  She can tell you more about accommodation, meals, directions, and fees.

1 comment:

arlee said...

ohhhhhhhhhhh i wish i could! Break a needle, Babe!

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