Autumn Leaves Quilting Workshops with Susan Stein October 25 through 28!

susanstein 1 150x150 Autumn Leaves Quilting Workshops with Susan Stein October 25 through 28!Quiltmaster and MN Textile Center instructor Susan Stein will present a set of four FREE contemporary quilting workshops October 25 through 28 in Lake Agassiz Regional Library!

Where traditional quilts are often created with function as a primary design element, contemporary quilting allows students to express themes and ideas in an artistic way, while building on the traditions of contemporary techniques focus on the art and aesthetics of a piece. Instead of letting pre-printed fabrics or repeating blocks guide the design, students will use surface design techniques to design and create their own custom blocks. The four contemporary quilting workshops will have a common theme of “Autumn Leaves”, but will each focus on a different surface design technique. A quilted wall hanging will be shown that incorporates all four projects and printed directions will given out to students so they can do the finishing at home. Students will make several sample pieces in each class and can choose a favorite for the wall hanging or use all of them together for an expanded project.

Monday, October 25 in Moorhead Library
(For Adults and Students 16+. Pre-registration required by calling 218-233-7594.)
9 a.m. to Noon- Image Transfer Techniques
1 to 4 p.m.- Gelatin/Monoprinting
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Tuesday, October 26 in Breckenridge Library
(For Adults and Students 16+. Pre-registration required by calling 218-643-2113.)
9 a.m. to Noon- Paintstiks on Fabric
1 to 4 p.m.- Dye-Na-Flow Paints
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Wednesday, October 27 in Shelly Senior Center
(For Adults and Students 16+. Pre-registration required by calling 218-886-7056.)
9 a.m. to Noon- Image Transfer Techniques
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Wednesday, October 27 in Halstad Cafe
(For Adults and Students 16+. Pre-registration required by calling 218-456-2162.)
(117 3rd St. W in Halstad)
2 to 5 p.m.- Gelatin/Monoprinting
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Thursday, October 28 in Fosston Library
(For Adults and Students 16+. Pre-registration required by calling 218-435-1320.)
9 a.m. to Noon- Paintstiks on Fabric
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Thursday, October 28 in Gonvick Community Center
(For Adults and Students 16+. Pre-registration required by calling 218-487-6220.)
2 to 5 p.m.- Dye-Na-Flow Paints
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Workshop Descriptions

Image Transfer Techniques- Use high and low tech methods to transfer photos onto fabric. Printing onto treated fabric, iron-on transfer printing, and transparency transfer will be covered so you can create a piece totally your own, whether it be home dec items, a quilt, or a garment. Instructor’s images will be used in class but you will be able to make your own photo transfer projects in the future using simple home or office equipment.

Gelatin/Monoprinting- Have fun making original prints on fabric using hard and soft surfaces for paint manipulation. Using readily available metallic fabric paint, beautiful prints can be made quickly, even two or three prints from the same set-up so you’ll have related designs to use for a project. This is a great technique for all ages.

Paintstiks on Fabric- These big “crayons” are great for making all kinds of designs on fabric using stencils, rubbings, and direct applications. The paint is permanent once it is dry and heat set and can be used for bold or very transparent effects. Matte and iridescent colors give you many options and a paintstik motif added to an already finished quilt has saved many a mediocre project.

Dye-na-Flow Paint- Sun printing (weather permitting), painting fusible web, and using resists are some of the methods we’ll do with Dye-na-Flow paint, a watercolor type fabric paint that looks like dye but is so much easier to use. You’ll splash and puddle on fabric for serendipitous results that will allow you to make your own fabric for any effect you want.

Programming sponsored by Lake Agassiz Regional Library and supported in part or in whole with money from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage fund.