how those fabulous printed fabrics are made? We will try
monoprinting, screening and direct
painting on fabric. Using fiber reactive dyes, discover many
ways to add pattern, color and texture to fabric. It is a
great class to learn how to use surface design on fabric. All skill
levels are welcome. Use your finished cotton fabric for functional
pieces or in a quilt!
Limit of 20 students. This is a two to five day class.
this large graphic leaf using freezer paper to form the designtemplates for a final 24” x 24” hanging, or combine with three
additional blocks to make a stunning quilt. Pat Pauly will show you
how to transform a line drawing into templates, how to choose fabric
and color, and assemble this “Big Leaf” quilt. At the end of this
class you will know how to translate your own designs using this
freezer paper method.
A one day class. Class size limit: 20. Materials list on request.
A good improv comic acts spontaneously! How would a quilt artist
work improv? By building off the pieces that they worked before.
Join Pat Pauly in learning the quick steps to composing
improvisationally -- or
improv. With her handful of piecing techniques, and tips on
construction, we will make mini-works
that can be the finished art quilt, or become the base for larger
work that begins a series.
Improv is a way of construction where one piece is added to another,
then combined and recombined. After a few seams, a pattern develops,
then a set, then a composition. Learning how to alter that design,
finding cues in the assemblage, and then developing the path is how
you will look at composing the sketch that will become the design.
The workshop is a great way to let go of templates and see
possibilities develop. And these sketches become the jumping-off
point for more ways to play improv! A one or two day class, 6 hours
Class size limit 20. Materials list on request.
We all have that great yard of fabric that we purchased, made, traded or were given. But using it up is sometimes the most difficult thing to do! Sometimes that fabric just does not "play" well with others. Pat will show you how to “cut up the pretties” to use that special fabric to its best advantage. So gather those great and unique fabrics, in combination with other hand-made or commercial fabrics, and explore design and color in some careful exercises that will give you a road map for creating with one-of-a-kind pieces. Pat will show various design solutions while you learn a new language in design elements. This class will teach you to embrace and USE the special fabric we love (but are afraid to use) and we will overcome our fear of “Cutting Up the Pretties”. This is a hands-on sewing class where we will start a notebook of ideas as well as begin an art quilt using our great fabric.A two day class, 6 hours each day. Instructor fee. Class size limit 20. Material and supply list on request.
to compose using spontaneous fabric design. We will combine and
recombine a set of fabrics, using the resulting design as a
springboard for contemporary quilt making. This class will show you
techniques for adding to the composition, in floating areas, cutting
curves, and piecing, as well as a quilt-as-you-go process for
building the design. Be prepared for quick and active spontaneous
design. You will learn how to compose in a direct way. This workshop
focuses on how to read elements for line, contrast, repetition, and
value. You will be using the skills that you have; no special talent
required, so quilters of all stages are welcome to enjoy this
A one or two day class, 6 hours each day. Class size limit 20
we are encouraged to "be creative" and just design. Well, designing
from thin air is extremely difficult! Most artists return to an
image file, whether an actual one, or one in their memory. This
workshop reveals tips, ideas, and techniques that are useful for
starting from scratch for original art quilts. From small studies,
to full scale patterns, Pat Pauly uses various ways to design and construct art quilts, and in this workshop we will develop methods
for starting from nothing to learning how to go full scale. Bring
your notebooks, try some design exercises, and take away more than
a baker's dozen of ideas for kick starting your own original work.
A one or two day class, 6 hours each day. Class size limit 20. Materials list on request. This can be a 'no sew' class if desired.
Pauly will show you how to transform a line drawing with a simple
template to make this “Skinny Line
Leaf” quilt. Learn how to make
that skinny line, piece improvisationally, use color vibrantly, and
gain confidence in freehand rotary cutting. Use your scraps or Pat’s
shibori fabric to make the
final 32” x 32” piece, or combine with additional blocks.
Class is full day. Class size is limited to 20. Materials on request.
this modern version of a Bow Tie! We'll discover the ease of
freehand rotary cutting, learn how to add that skinny line, and use
color and pattern to compose with a simple Bow Tie shape. Methods
for quilting and finishing are discussed. But the end of this class
you will see how a simple shape makes a stunning quilt.
Class is one day.
Class size is limited to 20. Materials on request.
Focus on Fiber Workshop 2015 at New Smyrna Beach, Florida. We are 'Slashing and Burning'!