Kim E-M Quilts

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Layers of Blue Master Class
Jun
20
Jun 24

Layers of Blue Master Class

  • Kansas City Art Institute

The Layers of Blue Master Class will explore the depth of color and mark making potential of indigo. Students will learn how to dye a variety of shades of blue from an indigo vat that they start and maintain as a group. Participants will also create a variety of small works using Japanese techniques such as shibori, sashiko, and boro. This Master Class will embrace slow, thoughtful making, and the poetic potential of layered color, stitch, and cloth.

Kansas City Art Institute
School for Continuing and Professional Studies
6/20 - 6/24
9am - noon

Aug
21
5:00 pm17:00

Studio Garage Sale

Art supplies seem to multiply over time. Come on down to the studio for an Art Supply Garage Sale! My friend Jaime David and I will be selling all the great stuff we don't need anymore. You can find treasures like fabric (including hand dyed), embroidery thread, books, tools, yarn, and maybe even some hand made goodies.

 

Exploring Color with Dye at Pacific Northwest Art School
Jul
6
Jul 9

Exploring Color with Dye at Pacific Northwest Art School

  • Pacific Northwest Art School

Join me on the beautiful Whidbey Island this July for a 4 day dye intensive workshop. This is the perfect opportunity to take your fabric dyeing to the next level. Learn the uber precise percentage method for creating and scaling your own accurate dye recipes. It's going to be four days of fun, color, math, and more fun.

http://pacificnorthwestartschool.org/product/eichler-messmer-kim-exploring-color-for-dye-july-6-9-2015/

Exhibition at James May Gallery
Jul
3
Jul 31

Exhibition at James May Gallery

I'm part of an exhibition at James May Gallery in Algoma, Wisconsin this July. Several of my landscape quilts will be shown along with paintings by Bethann Moran and Michael Wartgow. If you're near there, check it out!

May
15
6:00 pm18:00

Studio Sale

Studio Sale at the KC Textile Studio. 924 E. 5th St, KC MO 64106. Quilts, quilted items, hand dyed fabric, and t-shirts all on sale!

kimem studio sale
Feb
20
9:00 am09:00

QuiltCon 2015 Workshop - Creating Patterns on Cloth with Dye

SOLD OUT

This workshop is an exploration of color and pattern through dyeing, over-dyeing, and removing color from fabric. Using the fun, versatile technique of itajime shibori on white and pre-dyed fabric, students will experiment with layering color and pattern to create at least 3 yards of their own hand dyed fabric.
Material Fees: $40 includes 2 yards of PFD White Kona Coton, 1 yard of Kona Cotton in a medium or dark color, a custom dye kit that contains 1 oz. each of 6 different dye colors, 8 oz. soda ash, 4 oz. synthrapol, a dust mask, rubber gloves, bleach, and antichlor
Please note: Dye workshops are held walking distance offsite at the Side Bar, 602 E. 7th St.

Feb
19
9:00 am09:00

QuiltCon 2015 Workshop - Fabric Dyeing for Modern Quilts

SOLD OUT

This workshop is an in-depth exploration of fabric dyeing that will include hands on experience in a variety of different dyeing techniques using Procion MX dye. Students will learn how to dye a solid color, mottled color, gradations, and ombre. Each participant will come away with 3 yards of hand dyed fabric.
Material Fees:$40 includes 3 yards of PFD Kona Cotton, a custom dye kit that includes 1 oz. each of 6 different dye colors, 8 oz. soda ash, 4 oz. synthrapol, a dust mask, rubber gloves, salt for dyeing and Ziploc bags
Please note: Dye workshops are held walking distance offsite at the Side Bar, 602 E. 7th St.

Jan
21
8:00 am08:00

Road to California Workshop - Fabric Dyeing for Quilts

2301C Fabric Dyeing for Quilts $155

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
In this fabric dyeing intensive class you will learn how to dye all of the fabric needed to make a quilt top of your choosing. We will cover: calculating fabric needs for a quilt, dyeing fabric to match your designs, and scaling dye recipes.


KIT FEE: $40.00 includes use of Procion MX dyes, soda ash, salt, synthrapol, rubber gloves, and dust mask.

Jan
20
8:00 am08:00

Road to California Workshop - Fabric Dyeing for Quilts

2301C Fabric Dyeing for Quilts $155

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
In this fabric dyeing intensive class you will learn how to dye all of the fabric needed to make a quilt top of your choosing. We will cover: calculating fabric needs for a quilt, dyeing fabric to match your designs, and scaling dye recipes.


KIT FEE: $40.00 includes use of Procion MX dyes, soda ash, salt, synthrapol, rubber gloves, and dust mask.

Jan
19
12:00 pm12:00

Road to California Workshop - Beginning Dyeing for Quilters

1007C Beginning Dyeing for Quilters

This half-day workshop for beginners is perfect for quilters or anyone else who has always wanted to learn how to dye their own fabric. It will include three different methods for dyeing cotton, including custom dye gradations. Each participant will learn how to safely dye fabric and create 2 yards of their own hand dyed fabric.
KIT FEE: $40.00 includes dye kit with six colors of MX dye, soda ash, synthrapol, gloves, and dust mask

Jan
19
8:00 am08:00

Road to California Workshop - Shibori for Quilters

1002C Shibori for Quilters

SKILL LEVEL:Beginner
This workshop is an introduction to Shibori - the Japanese method of creating patterns on fabric through resist dyeing. This technique is where common Tie Dye came from. Learn three different techniques for creating beautiful patterns on cotton. Each participant will make multiple pieces of beautifully hand dyed fabric for use in quilts.
KIT FEE:$40.00 includes dye kit with six colors of MX dye, soda ash, synthrapol, gloves, and dust mask and two yards of white PFD Kona cotton.

Nov
15
9:00 am09:00

Shibori Workshop at Kansas City Textile Studio

Shibori is the ancient Japanese technique of resist dyeing fabric. In this half-day workshop for beginners, you will learn three different shibori techniques and dye a wide variety of samples to take home with you. The focus of this workshop is on learning a technique for use in your own projects - not on completing a finished product.

http://www.kctextilestudio.com/workshops/copy-of-shibori-workshop-1115

Nov
8
9:00 am09:00

Fabric Dyeing Workshop at Kansas City Textile Studio

This half-day workshop for beginners is perfect for quilters or sewists who have always wanted to learn how to dye their own fabric. It will include three different methods for dyeing cotton or silk fabric, including custom dye gradations. The focus of this workshop is on learning a new skill to apply to your own quilting or sewing projects - not on completing a finished product.

http://www.kctextilestudio.com/workshops/fabric-dyeing-workshop-118

Oct
12
10:00 am10:00

Fabric Dyeing for Quilts Intensive at KC Textile Studio

In this two-day fabric dyeing intensive you will learn how to dye all of the fabric needed to make a quilt top of your choosing. We will cover: calculating fabric needs for a quilt, dyeing fabric to match your designs, and scaling dye recipes.

The first day will be spent color matching and creating your own recipes. The second day will be focused on more individual work time to dye the amount of fabric needed for your quilt.

2 yards of fabric for sampling and all dye and dye auxiliaries are included.

This workshop is limited to 3 participants.

Previous dyeing experience required.

http://www.kctextilestudio.com/workshops/fabric-dyeing-for-quilts-intensive-1011-1012

Oct
11
10:00 am10:00

Fabric Dyeing for Quilts Intensive at KC Textile Studio

In this two-day fabric dyeing intensive you will learn how to dye all of the fabric needed to make a quilt top of your choosing. We will cover: calculating fabric needs for a quilt, dyeing fabric to match your designs, and scaling dye recipes.

The first day will be spent color matching and creating your own recipes. The second day will be focused on more individual work time to dye the amount of fabric needed for your quilt.

2 yards of fabric for sampling and all dye and dye auxiliaries are included.

This workshop is limited to 3 participants.

Previous dyeing experience required.

http://www.kctextilestudio.com/workshops/fabric-dyeing-for-quilts-intensive-1011-1012

Sep
27
9:00 am09:00

Shibori Workshop at Kansas City Textile Studio

Shibori is the ancient Japanese technique of resist dyeing fabric. In this half-day workshop for beginners, you will learn three different shibori techniques and dye a wide variety of samples to take home with you. The focus of this workshop is on learning a technique for use in your own projects - not on completing a finished product.

http://www.kctextilestudio.com/workshops/shibori-workshop-927

Sep
25
6:00 pm18:00

Quilting 101 Workshop

Quilting 101 Workshop

Learn the essentials for making a patchwork quilt from start to finish. In this four session workshop for beginners, you will learn how to piece a patchwork quilt top using a variety of traditional quilt blocks, baste a quilt,  quilt by machine and hand, and bind a quilt. Each participant will create a small sampler quilt, similar to those shown. Some sewing experience is helpful, but not necessary.
Class size is limited to 5.


$200, 6 - 9pm Thursdays, September 4, 11, 18, 25
At 924 E. 5th St, Kansas City, MO 64106

http://www.kctextilestudio.com/workshops/quilting-101-workshop-94-925

Sep
18
6:00 pm18:00

Quilting 101 Workshop

Quilting 101 Workshop

Learn the essentials for making a patchwork quilt from start to finish. In this four session workshop for beginners, you will learn how to piece a patchwork quilt top using a variety of traditional quilt blocks, baste a quilt,  quilt by machine and hand, and bind a quilt. Each participant will create a small sampler quilt, similar to those shown. Some sewing experience is helpful, but not necessary.
Class size is limited to 5.


$200, 6 - 9pm Thursdays, September 4, 11, 18, 25
At 924 E. 5th St, Kansas City, MO 64106

http://www.kctextilestudio.com/workshops/quilting-101-workshop-94-925

Sep
13
9:00 am09:00

Fabric Dyeing Workshop at the Kansas City Textile Studio

SOLD OUT

This half-day workshop for beginners is perfect for quilters or sewists who have always wanted to learn how to dye their own fabric. It will include three different methods for dyeing cotton or silk fabric, including custom dye gradations. The focus of this workshop is on learning a new skill to apply to your own quilting or sewing projects - not on completing a finished product.

http://www.kctextilestudio.com/workshops/fabric-dyeing-workshop-913

924 E. 5th St, Kansas City, MO 64106

Sep
11
6:00 pm18:00

Quilting 101 Workshop

Quilting 101 Workshop

Learn the essentials for making a patchwork quilt from start to finish. In this four session workshop for beginners, you will learn how to piece a patchwork quilt top using a variety of traditional quilt blocks, baste a quilt,  quilt by machine and hand, and bind a quilt. Each participant will create a small sampler quilt, similar to those shown. Some sewing experience is helpful, but not necessary.
Class size is limited to 5.


$200, 6 - 9pm Thursdays, September 4, 11, 18, 25
At 924 E. 5th St, Kansas City, MO 64106

http://www.kctextilestudio.com/workshops/quilting-101-workshop-94-925

Quilting 101 Workshop
Sep
4
6:00 pm18:00

Quilting 101 Workshop

Quilting 101 Workshop

Learn the essentials for making a patchwork quilt from start to finish. In this four session workshop for beginners, you will learn how to piece a patchwork quilt top using a variety of traditional quilt blocks, baste a quilt,  quilt by machine and hand, and bind a quilt. Each participant will create a small sampler quilt, similar to those shown. Some sewing experience is helpful, but not necessary.
Class size is limited to 5.


$200, 6 - 9pm Thursdays, September 4, 11, 18, 25
At 924 E. 5th St, Kansas City, MO 64106

http://www.kctextilestudio.com/workshops/quilting-101-workshop-94-925

 

Quilting 101 Workshop
May
31
5:30 pm17:30

Quilting 101 Workshop

  • KCTS

Learn the essentials for making a patchwork quilt from start to finish. In this three session workshop for beginners, you will learn how to piece a patchwork quilt top using a variety of traditional quilt blocks, baste a quilt,  quilt by machine and hand, and bind a quilt. Each participant will create a small sampler quilt, similar to those shown. Some sewing experience is helpful, but not necessary.
Class size is limited to 6.
$150
Tuesdays 6 – 8:30pm, June 3, 10, 17
At 924 E. 5th St, Kansas City, MO 64106

Beginning Fabric Dyeing
Mar
1
9:00 am09:00

Beginning Fabric Dyeing

  • Kansas City Textile Studio

This half-day workshop for beginners is perfect for quilters or anyone else who has always wanted to learn how to dye their own fabric. It will include three different methods for dyeing cotton or silk fabric, including custom dye gradations. Each participant will learn how to safely dye fabric and create 2 yards of their own hand dyed fabric.

Cost = $100 ($75 for the workshop, plus $25 supply fee that covers everything you need)

Sign up here: kimem.etsy.com

 

Beginning Shibori Workshop
Feb
22
9:00 am09:00

Beginning Shibori Workshop

  • Kansas City Textile Studio

This workshop is an introduction to Shibori - the Japanese method of creating patterns on fabric through resist dyeing. This technique is where common Tie Dye came from. Learn three different techniques for creating beautiful patterns on cotton or silk. Each participant will make multiple pieces of beautifully hand dyed fabric. Some experience with dyeing fabric or yarn is helpful, but not required.

$75 + $25 supply fee
Sign up here: kimem.etsy.com
 

Dyeing Fabric For Quilts Intensive Workshop
Feb
8
10:00 am10:00

Dyeing Fabric For Quilts Intensive Workshop

  • Kansas City Textile Studio

In this day-long fabric dyeing intensive you will learn how to dye all of the fabric needed to make a quilt top of your choosing. We will cover: calculating fabric needs for a quilt, dyeing fabric to match your designs, and scaling dye recipes. There is homework for this workshop. Each participant will come to the workshop with a quilt pattern chosen ahead of time and a finalized color scheme with no more than 6 or 7 colors. Adjustments to color choices can be made in the workshop, but its best if you have a clear idea of what you want your quilt to look like coming into the workshop.

Depending on how many colors are in your design, you may or may not have time to dye all of your fabric. You will, however, have dye samples and scaled recipes to dye the fabric on your own or during open studio time.

 The beginning fabric dyeing workshop, or previous dye experience, is a pre-requisite for this workshop. The workshop is limited to 4 participants.

Cost = $150 (includes dye and auxiliaries, fabric is extra and can be purchased from Kim or you may bring in your own white PFD fabric)

Sign up here: kimem.etsy.com

Dip Dyed Place Mat Workshop
Dec
8
10:00 am10:00

Dip Dyed Place Mat Workshop

  • Kim E-M Quilts @ Kansas City Textile Studio

Learn how to make the awesome dip dyed placemats from my book “Modern Color: An Illustrated Guide to Dyeing Fabric for Modern Quilts”. Each participant will learn how to dip dye fabric and then make a set of 4 hand dyed and quilted place mats. This is a fun, easy workshop suitable for beginners and the place mats make great gifts! Supply fee includes fabric, dye, and quilt batting.

$95 + $25 supply fee (collected at the workshop) 

Enroll online at http://bookwhen.com/kcts 

Book Signing and Trunk Show
Nov
15
6:00 pm18:00

Book Signing and Trunk Show

  • Kim E-M Quilts @ Kansas City Textile Studio

I wrote a book! And it's finally available for sale! I am so excited about it, as you can probably tell. The book is called "Modern Color - An Illustrated Guide to Dyeing Fabric for Modern Quilts" and is being published by Stash books, an imprint of C&T Publishing. It is being released on November 1. To celebrate, I am having a book signing and trunk show on November 15, 2013 at my studio - the Kansas City Textile Studio.

Shibori Dyeing Workshop
Nov
10
9:00 am09:00

Shibori Dyeing Workshop

  • Kim E-M Quilts @ Kansas City Textile Studio

This workshop is an introduction to Shibori - the Japanese method of creating patterns on fabric through resist dyeing. This technique is where common Tie Dye came from. Learn three different techniques with tons of variation possibilities for creating beautiful patterns on cotton or silk. Each participant will make multiple pieces of beautifully hand dyed fabric. Some experience with dyeing fabric or yarn is helpful, but not required. Supply fee includes fabric, dye, and shibori tools.

$75 + $25 supply fee (collected at the workshop) 

Enroll online at http://bookwhen.com/kcts.