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Inspired by Art Workshop, with David Owen Hastings

Saturday, April 16th, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Starting with a favorite work of art, develop your own unique modern quilt design. Be inspired by shapes, colors, structure, or the feeling you get, and design a block or whole quilt with an eye on modern minimalism. Bring your own photo of a work of art, and explore the many ways you can take inspiration from it to develop your own quilt block or full quilt design. Participants will break down the image to its most basic elements, create a rough drawing, then start building a test block using improv techniques. David will demonstrate sewing curves without pins, and without fear.

Register here. This workshop is a 6-hour live-stream event, conducted on Zoom, consisting of live instruction (no recording, please). Learn more about David from his website.

> Experiment with different elemental geometric shapes, including gentle curves
> Explore spare, simple compositions for a modern look
> Think about figure and ground
> Consider the sewing lines as a key design element
> Select one work of art, and bring 1-2 photocopies of it to class
> Break the artwork down into elemental blocks
> Assess which blocks work well, and choose one to translate into fabric
> Discuss color and value choices and decide on a palette
> Map out pieces for one composition
> Label and cut out cardboard pattern pieces, or cut pieces improv style
> Audition colors and placement
> Translate pattern pieces into fabric, leaving a generous amount of extra fabric for seam allowances
> Build composition improv style, trying out multiple fabrics, stepping back to assess the effect of each
> Discuss surface design options: stitching by machine or hand, painting, drawing
> Watch a demo of facing a quilt for a modern look and joining finished quilt blocks


Saturday, April 16th, 2022
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Zoom Meeting