workshops + events
July 22 - August 7 : Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina
Natural Dyes & Quilting: Expanding on Tradition
This workshop will explore the potential for combining natural dyeing and quilting. We’ll cover a wide variety of natural dye techniques on cotton fabric including immersion dyeing with indigo and mordant dyes, overdyeing, shibori, clay resist, mordant painting/printing, and discharge. After creating a colorful library of dyed and patterned cloth, students will learn the basics of quilting including traditional and improvisational piecing and hand and machine quilting. Throughout the workshop we’ll channel our inner pioneers and practice patience, perseverance, and thoughtfulness
May 12, 9am - 4pm : Sarah's Fabrics, Lawrence, Kansas
Color Theory for Quilters
If you're unsure how to use color in your quilts or feel like you're in a color rut, this fun and informative workshop is for you!
You will start with some background information on color theory and then play with some quick and easy exercises to explore color relationships and create palettes.
Learn how to translate your palettes to fabric using both solids and prints. Then move onto the sewing machine and design wall to test out different color combinations using simple quilt blocks, and finish up with small sewn color studies.
Leave class with greater confidence in how to put together colors in your quilts and a library of color palettes for potential future projects.
February 22 - 25 : QuiltCon, Pasadena, California
Fine Art to Functional Quilts lecture, Dyeing Fabric for Modern Quilts lecture, Reverse Applique workshop
June 1 : Mighty Lucky Quilting Club, online
My tutorial on Indigo + Machine Sewn Shibori is the June Challenge. A year long subscription is $50, or you can buy just my month for $5.
July 16 - 22 : Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Week long workshop: Planned and Improvised, Quilting Inspired by Architecture
July 29 - September : The Bank Artspace, Matfield Green, Kansas
Opening July 29, 4 - 6pm
Laura Berman and I have both been experimenting with watercolor recently. We will be showing some of these experiments, inspired in part by the Flint Hills.
August 6 - 11 : Slow Stitching Retreat, Washington, Maine
Four day slow stitching retreat at Camp Medomak. I will be teaching indigo and shibori.
October 7 : Powell Gardens, Kingsville, Missouri
Day-long workshop: Introduction to Natural Dye