Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Mixed Media Class......May 21, 2011

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Adventures in Mixed Media Art Quilts
Instructor: LuAnn Kessi
Saturday, May 21, 2011
9:30 - 4:00
JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop
1243 Main Street
Philomath, Oregon 97370
541-929-3795 Call to Register for Class

Class Description:
Come and experience the fun of incorporating fabric, paper, wood, metal and fibers into your quilts.
Start out with an inspiration: birds, flowers, horses, dogs, etc. and build on that theme by adding layers of interesting found objects.
Instructor will provide the found objects, you will bring your inspiration as a starting point.
Learn simple techniques to bring your quiltmaking skills to the next level of Mixed Media.
You will create a journal size quilt in class.
Come into JLC and view the Mixed Media Quilts on display!
Beginner Level class, however, you will need sewing machine skills to do simple machine quilting later in the class.
Lab Fee $15 to cover supplies used during class.

Class Supply List:
Mixed Media Journal Quilt Class
JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop, Philomath Oregon
Saturday, May 21, 2011
9:30 - 4:00

Choose a theme for your journal quilt: Birds, Flowers, Animals, whatever you are interested in.
Bring along a photo, magazine cut out, an actual object etc. of your theme inspiration.
Sewing Machine cleaned and in good working order w/Manual
Free Motion Darning Foot for machine quilting
Topstitch Sewing Machine Needles
Variety of thread colors in cotton or polyester
Basic Sewing & Rotary Cutting Supplies (fabric & paper scissors, rulers, cutters, etc)
Variety of Fat Quarter Fabrics (you may want to wait until after class begins to choose fat quarters from the quilt shop that coordinate with your theme.)
Batting - very thin cotton (approx. the size of a fat quarter of fabric 18x22)
1/2 yard Fusible Web
Glue Stick
Smock or Apron
Sack Lunch

Instructor will provide the mixed media objects: Paper, metal, cording, fibers & various findings.
(There is a $15 lab fee to cover the cost of these items)

Students will learn:
To work with a theme and create a journal size quilt to reflect that theme.
Techniques for incorporating unconventional objects on your quilt surface.
Basting your quilt layers together
How to work with various thread types and colors.
Couching Cording & Fibers to the quilt surface.
Free Motion Quilting for Art Style Quilts
Corded Binding Technique
Fast Fused Binding Technique & Label
Various Hanging Options for Displaying your Quilt.

We will also be playing with Stamping on Tea Bags!
CLICK HERE to view Tea Bag Stamping

Visit my blog to view my Mixed Media Sample Quilts:

CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts

Please contact me if you have any questions.
LuAnn Kessi

1 comment:

Dirt Road Quilter said...

Oh you had better be glad that I'm not closer to Oregon because I would SO be taking your class...and then you would never get rid of me!