Thursday, September 29, 2011

What a class!

These are a few of the results of the quilted paintings class.
So Fun, and you can see the results.  GO GIRLS!

Next weel we start a new class on stamping, stenciling, and other methods of printing.
I will bring the Thermofax for a few screens to be made.
What to bring?
Ideas of what you want to make,  vest, small quilt, purse, etc
What theme you want to use
any screens, stamps, stencils you think you may want to use

We will make some types of stamps, stencils, screens etc.  First week we will make a plan
then you have two weeks to implement the plan.

See you.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Get Framed

We will be building frames for our  our quilted paintings on Wednesday.  Have your painting quilted,
and zig-zagged to an unprimed canvas 3" to 4" wider than the painting.  I will bring the saw, boards, nails, 1 hammer and 1 staple gun.  If you have a staple gun and a hammer bring them.
Also bring the eye screws and wire for the back and you will go home with a finished product.

This has been fun, fun, fun.

We have a winner

One of my students from the Free Motion Doodling class at Ginger's Quilt Shop won not only
a blue ribbon, but also BEST of SHOW.   WOW!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Today  was the second day of painting.  We worked in a more abstract style.  FUN!

Next week we will start the quilting.
Things to bring:  painting you want to quilt
any fabric for the backing (it won't show)
Cotton thread  (YLI  variegated,  Superior  King Tut,  Sulky Blendables)  Find a variegated that goes with your painting in darker shades.  These are just suggestions.
Jeans or Sharp needle size 90 or 100

I will bring spray basting glue
Sewing machine with free motion foot

The paints will still be there so you can start (or finish) another painting and sew while things are drying if you wish.

On the last class we will put the quilted painting on the stretcher bars.  I will bring my saw and the wood to make the frames.  You will need a piece of plain canvas at least 3" bigger than the painting.