Introduction to Fibre Art - Portrait Quilts with Valerie Wilson - Sunday, September 30
Join award-winning fibre artist, Valerie Wilson and learn to create a portrait art quilt based on the painting Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer.
Portrait quilts are the perfect medium to capture the expression of not only a famous painting but also a friend or family member from a photograph. Portrait quilts can also create images of pets and other animals.
In this full-day class, Valerie will lead you through:
- How to choose a photo appropriate for a portrait quilt.
- How to use a pattern based on Girl with a Pearl Earring
- Selecting fabrics
- Using fabric to create depth and realism
- How to stitch and quilt your portrait
A kit of hand dyed fabrics will be available for this class at a small charge.
This class is designed for beginners and people with no experience in portrait quilts. The class will focus on replicating Girl with a Pearl Earring as a portrait quilt. A two day class that focuses on creating a portrait quilt from a photograph of your choosing will be on Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21.
Sunday, September 30
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
7-851 Lagimodiere Blvd