Upcoming Events

Overview of 2018-2019 programs

Laura Murray: Creating the Wow Factor with Paintsicks Friday July 26, 9:00 – 4:00

Have you ever been partway into a project, and discovered you now urgently need a different fabric than your stash contains? You’ll never after to settle for less than optimum again, by learning how to transform plain fabric into bold graphics, subtle batiks, and much more in this fun, fast-moving overview of paintstik techniques. No artistic skills are required; bring your sense of adventure and willingness to play while creating a series of samples illustrating a variety of techniques.

Following the basic techniques, the focus shifts to a specific design using Laura’s Starbuilder stamps as the texture for paintstik rubbings. The results are used in a breakthrough fusible appliqué method which puts amazing images within the reach of everyday quilters and sewers. Students will enjoy the use of instructor’s paints and stamps while learning simple and fun techniques to complete a unique design in class.

Kit fee: $20.00 Includes: one stencil brush, handouts, fusible web, plus use of paintstik colors, texture plates, stencils, stamps and miscellaneous workroom supplies.

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Laura Murray: Queen’s Court Sampler Saturday July 27, 9:00 – 4:00

Create a one-of-kind sampler for use as a table runner or wallhanging (18” x 44”) . Students use Laura’s paintstiks and three of her unique stamp sets to create shapes with paintstik rubbings, each backed with fusible web, and assembled on a background fabric. Explore the possibilities of numerous designs with a a no-fail, layered fusible applique technique that requires no sewing for assembly.

Suitable for all levels of quilters, no artistic ability required. If you can color, cut and fuse…. you can do this. Just bring your sense of adventure to develop a completed project in class that is sure to impress your friends and family.

Kit fee: $25.00 Includes several prepainted shapes to save class time, several precut fabric squares, fusible web, full color instruction booklets, plus use of instructors paintstiks, stamps and miscellaneous workroom supplies.

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