Bayfield Chamber and Visitor Bureau

Welcome to Bayfield, WI | Apostle Island Dog Sledding | Lake Superior | Vacation in Wisconsin

Sign Up for Exclusive Offers & News

Contemporary Folk Art: Travel Journals

  • Share:
Name: Contemporary Folk Art: Travel Journals
Date: July 14, 2014 - July 18, 2014
Event Description:

This retreat is for quilters of all levels.

Use your own life experience to create imagery for a ‘Fabric Journal’ quilt. You will illustrate significant moments in your life with textural fabrics, hand dyed wools, embellishments and ethnic beads.

Sue will help you begin with a textural pieced background and an appliquéd tree. You will then develop your quilt with other images that tell the story of your own journey. The creative use of leaf and berry imagery will be discussed.

You will learn Sue’s favorite techniques for appliquéing wool, taffeta silk, silk velvet and cotton, as well as the many different ways to machine stitch hand dyed wool and fabrics. Instruction for adding dimension to your quilts with couching, embroidery stitches, and words will also be explored. You will finish with a design for the outer border that will enhance your quilt.

Madeline Island School of the Arts
Contact Information:
Set a Reminder:
Enter your email address below to receive a reminder message.