Monday, December 30, 2013

Welcome Bunting

I have been working on samples for new workshops I will be teaching in 2014 and I am having a really good time with those I am creating for Quilt Week at Sorrento Centre.  My workshop this year is called "Creating Inspirational Flags and Buntings" and it will be five days of playing with surface design techniques with the objective of creating some flags and buntings.

I will be showing you some of the contemporary prayer flags I am creating in a future post, but for now I would like to show you the bunting I made which incorporates a few of the surface design techniques we will be using.

Each of the little flags in the bunting is quilted and the backing fabric is a holly leaves print, so it could be reversed and used as a Christmas bunting, too. Some flags are appliqued, some are painted, there is couching, beading, hand stitching, and painting after quilting, too. Click on the image below to see more details.

If you would like to know more about Sorrento Centre's Quilt Week, there are three concurrent workshops offered, two of which are more traditional quilting courses so your not-quite-ready-for-art-quilting friends can join you for a week of stitching fun. Here is the link to my workshop

I'll be back in the New Year with some of the inspirational flags that I am creating on my hand-painted fabric.