Fabulous Fabric Manipulations!
Sunday, February 24, 2019
Ann Silva's Bernina Baby Lock Sewing Center
4520B Alexander Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107
Cost: $65 members
Kit Fee: $25, payable to instructor
Learn unique techniques that will enhance your next quilt! These vintage sewing techniques will raise the surface of your quilt and truly impress. We’ll learn heirloom smocking techniques, tucking, ruching, and lots of other fabric manipulations, and then we’ll cover how to put it into a block in your next quilt. Whether you are a traditional, contemporary, art, or modern quilter, you can add a cutting edge, yet classic, look to your next project. Great for beginners and experienced sewists. You can choose classwork that is done without a machine.
To see a video about this class, click here.
I work in the comic book industry by day and am a fiber artist by night. I am fascinated by the intersection of technology and textiles. Juxtaposing heirloom techniques in modern quilts is part of my design aesthetic.
I create original and contemporary designs for my art quilts. I use electronic components, as well as fusibles, yarns, jewels, sequins, beads, and various other media to embellish my work.
My quilts are all pieced, appliqued, and quilted by machine, but my recent work has incorporated many traditional heirloom fabric manipulation techniques. My themes and subjects
vary, from simple shapes, abstracts, to realistic interpretations of still lifes and portraits. Much of my work is small, often under 8 inches square. Recent work incorporates LEDs, microprocessors, and other electronic components to make my fiber art and quilts light up.
I am influenced by my other hobbies and interests, including comics books, science fiction, Japanese manga, anime and culture, and pop culture. You can buy my heirloom tools, DVD, and e-textile supplies in my Shop .
photo by Bonnie McCaffery