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Beginning Collage



Have you ever thought about doing a quilted collage wall hanging? Here is your chance! Join this two-day workshop on the basics of how to get started on your own creations.

 In this introductory class you will learn how to use simple shapes of animals and objects to create a fabric collage. There are several patterns that will be available (dog, cup w/flowers, sewing machine, owl, or possible a witch for Halloween) but you add your own signature with the choice of fabric and motifs. It is a great opportunity to dive into your stash for floral and thematic fabrics. The more colorful and whimsical the motifs, the better! No machine work is required for this initial step. Limited knowledge of sewing is needed.

Examples of some of the free patterns:

  1. My Cup Overflows 
  2. Basic Owl              
  3. Singer sewing machine  
  4. Puppy                                                                                           

 

 

Skill Level:
beginner
Materials Included:
Includes choice of pattern (You are welcome to bring your own pattern but please keep this first project to under 20
Requirements:
Supplies which you need to provide: Fabrics (fat quarters work fine) which have large, medium, and small scale motifs with a definite outside edge. Make sure you have different colors and contrasts. Besides flowers and paisleys, look for motifs that will go with the pattern you select. For example, with the puppy you might use small bones, paw prints, small cats or other animals. 2-3 different pieces of fabric that coordinate with your motifs but that read as a solid. Sharp pair of scissors like Karen K Buckley's orange or blue handled scissors Fine tip Sharpie pen 2-3 yards of Steam-a-Seam 2. This is re-positional which allows you to change your mind as often as you like before your collage becomes permanent. IMPORTANT NOTE: Other types of fusible do not work with this class. It must be Steam a Seam 2! Pressing Sheet 1 yd Pattern Eaze (you will have some left over for your next project! Stiletto Fabric Fuse glue or similar fabric glue Scrap garbage bag (this could even be a plastic bag to attach to the table) Used dryer sheet (this is to clean your scissors if needed as you cut fabric with fusible) Something to transport project. Preferably a flat, stable surface such as cardboard, large plastic lid, cutting mat, etc. about the size of the project. 25" x 35". Some people have used flannel to roll their collage in but had to be careful to attach pieces before rolling it up. When you have finished the subject of your collage, we will take it into the shop to "interview" backgrounds.
Instructor Name:
Jenny Satterthwait
Instructor Bio:
Jenny Satterthwait has been quilting for 20 years. She discovered collage quilts about 3 years ago and loved them so much she wanted to start sharing the process!! The best thing about collage quilting is there is no right or wrong!

Beginning Collage

Cost:
$ 65.00
Includes instruction and pattern