ELAINE QUEHL, Quilt Artist, Teacher, Dyer, Designer

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Haliburton School of Art + Design, Summer 2016

Dear Readers,

It is that time of year! Time to register in summer classes at the Haliburton School of Art + Design. Although registration began March 1, there are still a few spaces in my "Serendipity Strips and Curves" class, July 25-29. Registrations are going very well for my "Dyeing to Quilt" class, July 18-22, with just a couple of spaces left. Register soon to avoid disappointment. 

Dyeing to Quilt
Course Number: ARTS1812
Create one-of-a-kind cloth for your quilts while learning several methods of dyeing with Procion MX Fibre Reactive Dyes for natural fibres. You will be introduced to several ways of producing multi-coloured cottons, using both low-water immersion and parfait dyeing methods. Learn to wrap a pole and fold/clamp/stitch fabric to produce shibori-dyed cloth. Prepare and apply resists, such as flour paste and soy wax to create pattern on fabric. Mix thickened dyes to use with resists and to paint designs on your cotton. Learn how to use dyes safely and understand the chemical process involved to ensure your success and safety.

To see what we accomplished in previous classes, just follow all blog posts entitled Dyeing to Quilt, or Dye Happy.


Quilting - Serendipity Strips & Curves
Course Number: ARTS1657
Liberate yourself from the shackles of precision piecing and fly by the seat of your pants while producing original quilt designs using free-form strips and curves. You will be introduced to a different method of free-hand cutting and piecing each morning and shown a variety of options for using that method. The rest of the day will be available to cut, sew and work on your construction. Work from the previous day will be addressed for feedback and discussion on composition and design. There will be minimal measuring and little use of rulers!

To see what we accomplished in previous classes, just follow all blog posts entitled Serendipity Strips & Curves



This last beautiful quilt is made by my student Bev Cooper.

I hope to see you in Haliburton!!

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