Amazing Quilts by Grace

Quilts and Workshops by Grace Errea

5 Day Retreats or Seminars

In this longer journey together we will begin by focusing on and understanding Value. Students will see Value in a new way.  They will create a “Fabric Gray Scale” with fabrics provided, and will be introduced to Grace’s “Periodic Table of Value in Color”.   These are must have tools for all art quilters.

Secondly, we will begin with an introduction to the techniques and methods I have found successful in creating my art quilts.  Students will learn a very simple, foolproof and easy machine applique technique  – the “Heat-Set” applique technique.  This method or doing applique is brand new, never taught or introduced before.  You will love it! For all you who like fusible products, like Steam-a-Seam 2 or Wonder Under, or glues, you will love this new method.  All of you that use lots of pins and nylon thread stitching to create your quilt top, you will never return to that process.  A second benefit of the “Heat-Set” technique is that you will never have any fraying again.  Finally no more fuzzies in your quilts.

In this class you will also learn how to create an Art Quilt in sections and will be introduced to a special lightweight and flexible stabilizer, provided by the teacher, on which the applique is built.

Finally, to make this a “Start to Finish” experience, students will be given, with guidance, the opportunity to create an art quilt using images they will bring. You will learn how to look at your original photo, what to choose from it and how to translate it into a Master Pattern and Templates. Using fabrics, you will then create a Quilt Top that reflects your inspiration.

Optionally, if you prefer, you can execute one of the instructor patterns, rather then your own photo. There will be many patterns available.  Contact the teacher so that she can bring your favorite pattern.

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