3-Day Appraisal Skills Course, #34301

3-Day Appraisal Skills Course – #34301

Day: Monday-Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Museum S1 and S2, 215 Jefferson Street, Paducah, KY 42001
Teacher: Carol Butzke, Carol Elmore, Gerald Roy
Level: All levels
Member: $280 Retail: $350
(No Kit Fee)


This course is open to professional appraisers as well as anyone interested in becoming a quilt appraiser certified by the American Quilter’s Society. Students will receive an introduction to the procedures and practices that are necessary in order to become certified by AQS. This three-day course allows candidates an opportunity to determine their strengths and weaknesses in preparing professional quilt appraisals that meet legal and ethical standards for insurance, sale, and donation purposes. A prerequisite for who aspire to become certified by AQS, the course is an important step toward understanding the serious nature of appraising, as well as an opportunity to test your knowledge and abilities while learning through the experiences of others.


Birds-A-Flying: Learn Three New Techniques (2 days), #33201

Birds-A-Flying: Learn Three New Techniques (2 days) – #33201

Day: Monday, 12:00 – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Truman Room (Day 1), Kennedy Room (Day 2)
Teacher: Grace Errea
Level: All levels
Member: $184 Retail: $224
(Plus Kit Fee)


Join Grace Errea and make your quilts “take flight” by using her own techniques. Students will learn a number of new skills and be introduced to tools that will enable them to create amazing textile work. Students will focus on creating bird images and giving them a 3-dimensional, realistic look to make your quil stand out.. Using a provided generic bird pattern, you will be able to choose your colors, change the head-crest, tail, or beak, and create your favorite bird. On day one, class will focus on the creation of a quilt top using the “Heat-Set” technique and free-edge machine appliqué for the feathers. Grace will introduce you to the 8-value scale, and teach her secrets on how to use value to choose fabrics that create amazing results. On day two, students will complete the quilt top sandwich and begin quilting. Grace will also demonstrate you how to produce an incredible look with 3D feathers. You will leave class with bragging rights and a number of amazing new techniques. Lunch will be provided.


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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.