Influences of Africa, #32803

Influences of Africa – #32803

Day: Wednesday, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Eisenhower Room
Teacher: Hollis Chatelain
Level: All levels
Member: $24 Retail: $30


Leaving the USA with the Peace Corps just after college and living 12 years in West Africa has had a major impact on Hollis’s artwork. During this lecture, using her large quilts and photos of her work and her life in Africa, Hollis will lead you on a voyage from her discovery of African cloth through the evolution of her artwork. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

Painting Images with Dyes (2 days), #35201

Painting Images with Dyes (2 days) – #35201

Day: Monday, 12:00 – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Jefferson Room
Teacher: Hollis Chatelain
Level: All levels
Member: $200 Retail: $244
(Plus Kit Fee)


Join world-renowned artist Hollis Chatelain as she shows you how to paint with Procion dyes on cotton and control the dyes for a beautiful effect. Among other things, Hollis will cover blending, layering, special effects, and painting without bleeding while using no resists. All of these techniques can be used to create images as complex as portraits or as simple as a line on a scarf. Each student is asked to bring two or three 18″ x 20″ designs or drawings that they will transfer onto cloth and then paint. These drawings can even be drawings from a coloring book as students will be concentrating on how to apply the dyes. Students will leave with an original painted piece that can be worked into a one-of-a-kind vest, quilt, or pillow top. Lunch will be provided.


Quilt Line as the Third Design Element, #38106

Quilt Line as the Third Design Element – #38106

Day: Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Lincoln Room
Teacher: Hollis Chatelain
Level: Intermediate, Advanced
Member: $88 Retail: $110
(No Kit Fee)


This is a process class that will help you find new ideas on how to use quilting to enhance the look of your quilt. Students will work on design, not technique. Hollis wants to take you further than just holding three layers together with stitches. The main objective is to use quilting lines to create depth, texture, tension, and shadowing, which will give your quilt new dimensions. Lines can be inspired by an endless variety of things (nature, architecture, technology, etc.) to add visual interest and reinforce the overall design of your quilt. Even straight lines can become a design in themselves! Students will discuss how to enhance what they like best and diminish what they like least in their quilts. This class is based on free-motion machine quilting, but the design techniques can be adapted to hand quilting. Students should have some experience in quilting by hand or machine.


Studio Secrets: Hollis Reveals Her Creative Process (Lecture/Demo), #35501

Studio Secrets: Hollis Reveals Her Creative Process (Lecture/Demo) – #35501

Day: Wednesday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Lincoln Room
Teacher: Hollis Chatelain
Level: All levels
Member: $56 Retail: $70
(No Kit Fee)


Join us for a “private view” of Hollis’s unique techniques. As you watch on a large screen, Hollis will dye-paint and quilt a small piece while discussing design, composition, color, and how convey emotion through your art. You don’t need to bring supplies, just participate with your eyes. Hollis will be answering your questions throughout the demonstration, and you will leave with secrets to create incredible textile art. This is a lecture/demo class.


Upcycle Your Jeans Into Art, #39110

Upcycle Your Jeans Into Art – #39110

Day: Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: McKinley Room
Teacher: Hollis Chatelain
Level: Intermediate
Member: $88 Retail: $110
(No Additional Fee)


Get ready to think outside the box. Learn a new-raw edge technique and “upcycle” your old blue jeans! We will be combining hand-dyed fabric with blue jeans to create a small wall quilt or a tote bag. Both projects are avant-garde and beautiful. You may choose to make one or the other in the class. Come join in the fun!

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