I am so excited that Handmade U is just around the corner! Our Lodge spots are full, but we do have spots left to attend the whole days at the lodge and sleep nearby at a hotel, and/or add yourself to a waiting list for the lodge.
I know Michelle has completed two class samples for her class and they are featured on her blog Hold Dear. Check her out over there!!
My main class is shaping up. I love vintage papers, I love fabric, I love quilts, I love painting, I love LOVE MOD PODGE, I love stiching, and so I tried to create a fun project that would incorporate all of those into a beautiful piece of ART.
"QUILT ART WITH SUNDRIES"
We use the word sundries a lot. Sundries can mean a variety of things. Just a mixed media person's favorite thing "sundries". You can use fabric, buttons, glitter, papers, paint, texture pastes and mediums, and anything else your mind can dream up!
I started with a 12x12 canvas, and sketched out four quilt patterns.
Using vintage french papers gathered last month in the South of France, stashed vintage wallpaper, new scrapbook papers that I loved, tissue paper, MODA French General fabrics, paints, and more I began "piecing" this quilt together.
I added some embroidery stiching where I thought some real quilting might show up.
A favorite bit of lace and buttons add a final touch.
Using Kaari Meng's new line of fabric for this block, with gold paint, and a patch I found at a French Flea market added some flair to this block!
I can't wait to see what creations my Handmade U students come up with!! Everyone will have a different take on this project which will be fun to see!!
Hope you can join us at Handmade U!! EMail me for more information!!
Happy Monday -