AAFG 2019-20 Workshops
See the Workshop policies below.
October 11-12, 2019
“Exploratory Adventure into Leather Making”
Brenda will discuss how leather can be incorporated into sewing, quilting, knitting, and jewelry applications. Participants will make a small leather cross-body purse with a leather flower embellishment. There will be a few purse-shape options, different leather flower options, and creative ideas to further embellish their designs. The project is hand-cut and hand-sewn and will require some basic tools.
November 23, 2019
”Poppies Impressionistic Landscape Art Quilt”
Join Ann Loveless for this one-day workshop. Ann is a nationally recognized artist known for her large landscape art quilts. Her work won the Grand Rapids ArtPrize twice, has been published in Quilting Arts magazine, and she recently appeared on Quilting Arts TV. A native of Frankfort, Michigan, Ann’s inspiration comes from nature, the beautiful lakes and woods of northwest Michigan, and the Upper Peninsula. Learn Ann’s method for creating impressionistic art quilts, by layering fine-cut fabric “paints” under tulle, and then free-motion quilting the entire piece. Workshop participants will make a Poppy quilt or you may elect to use your own design. Ann will provide a photo to work from and printed poppy fabric. Students will bring fabric for fine-cutting: batiks, solids, shears, and hand-dyed scraps; various threads, yarns, ribbon, and other fibers; and small beads. A sewing machine with an embroidery, darning, or free-motion foot is required.
March 6–8, 2020
“Revelations in Rep”
This workshop will include a lecture covering the unique characteristics of rep weave color blending and designing, pattern block movement, selection of materials, and a demonstration of weaving technique. Each participant will be expected to bring a loom, warped according to instructions provided by the instructor. The instructions are for warping either a 4 or 8-shaft pattern, to create a 10” wide table runner. (For intermediate to advanced weavers.)
May 8-9, 2020
Sew, fold, gather, crinkle, and be inspired to create a new look. Learn about manipulating fabric with the tuck, pin-tuck, and center-cross-tuck, as well as endless variations on these tucks: couching, ruching, interlocking squares, flower folds, inserted trumpet flowers, and texture magic. Using muslin and silk in neutral colors, participants will make a variety of 6-inch blocks which can be used for home décor (pillows, bedspreads, wall art, art quilts), or fashion (garments, cuffs, collars, pockets, accent pieces, bags and purses).
Workshop registration for Guild members will be processed first. Non-members will be included in a workshop if the limit is not reached 6 weeks prior to the first day of the workshop. Registrations will be processed based on the date the registration is received. If a workshop is cancelled by AAFG, a full refund will be issued.
There will be no refunds for cancellations received within 6 weeks prior to the opening workshop date. 100% refund with 43 days notice. Non-members receive a complete refund if not accepted into a class.