Look at Denise Labadie’s art quilts, and you could easily mistake them for stone! She’s celebrated for her stonescapes, and in this hands-on workshop you’ll learn some of her techniques.
She’ll focus on appliqué and in-setting—exploring why and when to use reverse appliqué … versus turned-edge appliqué … versus raw-edge appliqué … versus in-setting. She’ll address the relative strengths, benefits and challenges of each technique, and how to consistently produce predictable, desired results.
If you’re not into stones or landscapes, no worries! This class is about techniques you can use to improve quilt color and texture, dimensionality, craftsmanship and design—no matter what the theme of your quilt. You can expect lots of explanations and demonstrations, and most important, hands-on activities that will exercise your creativity, boost your confidence and add to your skills.
You can register for this workshop at guild meetings. Tuition to be announced. Questions should be directed to Mary Whalen; her contact info is in the Membership Directory.
You can see Denise’s work on her web site and in person at her exhibition, Stone Portraits and Sacred Stonescapes, at the Porcella Gallery in the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, from June 5–July 14, 2019.