November 13 – 10am to 1pm
Learn the art of couching with yarns to create texture, flow and extra pizzazz. We will focus exclusively on mastering couching techniques. Students will bring a striped batik or gradient fabric or purchase the kit to make this 18ʺ x 45ʺ table runner size quilt. This class will show you the many ways to use couching for definition and sparkle, by incorporating a variety of cording, yarns and metallic threads in your work. Kit purchase optional – $30. PDF supply list will be provided prior to class.
The cost for the workshop is $35 for PVQA members, $55 for non-members.
To register for the Rachel Derstine Workshop, “Artful Couching”, please click the Workshop Registration link below:
Quilts of Illusion
October 16 – 10am to 4pm
Visual depth has fascinated artists for centuries, Karen has developed a quick and easy rotary technique that allows you to make quilts with a 3-D look. Frankly, this is Karen’s favorite class because it is so easy to create truly amazing quilts of illusion. Let Karen share her secrets, so you may become a master of illusion!
More examples from this class can be seen at Karen Combs Studio
The Cost for the workshop is $35 for PVQA members, $55 for non-members.
To register for the Karen Combs workshop “Quilts of Illusion” please click the Workshop Registration link below:
Artful Couching: Texture and Definition
Monday, November 8 – 7pm
Join Rachel as she gives her lecture presentation showing the many ways couching can be used to take your art to the next level. Instruction in specific techniques on how to couch will be shown. She will show examples of how couching can be added to garments and bags as well as quilts.
Quilts of Illusions
Monday, October 11- 7pm
Explore the world of optical illusions with Karen as she shows you some of the wonderful quilts that she has created and shares tricks and tips on how to make them. A native of Michigan, Karen Combs began quilting while still in high school. She has a degree in library science and has worked at many state, city and school libraries before finding her calling as a professional quilting instructor, writer and designer. Her quilts are known for taking a traditional pattern and giving it her own unique “twist.” Karen is intrigued with quilts of illusions and has been designing quilts with a 3-D look for many years.