In 1980 the confluence of art education, varied design experiences and a whole lot of talent converged as Jane Sassaman, quilt artist, designer and teacher as we know her today discovered quilting. Her easily identifiable bold graphic designs and exuberant floral motifs have won Jane international critical acclaim and grace both private and corporate collections. Jane will spend two days with us sharing signature appliqué, surface embroidery and floral construction techniques. Jane said that she wanted to" dazzle the viewer" so until her workshop you can visit her book, "The Quilted Garden".
Sign-up for the following workshops at the meetings in January or February or contact the workshop co-cordinators.
Workshop Location: The Latvian Canadian Cultural Centre, 4 Credit Union Drive, (at Eglinton Ave E., east of the DVP).
Time: 9:30am to 3:30 pm
Workshop 1 - Suns and Moons
No they are not Jane's more complicated flora or fauna but her signature appliqué techniques are used just the same. The circle motif is the basis for Suns and Moons, a machine appliqué workshop in which you will experiment with decorative stitches using Jane’s appliqué techniques. A series of colorful fabric discs will be made and arranged into a dramatic and contemporary composition.
One Day Workshop: Monday, March 19, 2012
Workshop Fee: $75
Workshop 2 -Bountiful Bouquets
Combine floral or printed fabrics with Jane's machine appliqué techniques to create a unique, colorful and energetic floral broderie perse collage. Especially effective are Jane’s wonderful printed FreeSpirit fabrics which she will bring for purchase if you would like to use them but don't already have them. There are ample opportunities to engage in decision making to compose your own creation.
One Day Workshop: Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Workshop Fees: $75