Art Quilt (five-session workshop)

Program Description

It’s time to bust out that stash of fabric and thread, and make something beautiful with it! In this five-day intensive workshop you will have a chance to work through the design process to develop a small work of fiber art. You will learn a few ways to alter your fabrics through dye and print, develop an image to piece or applique, and explore machine and hand-sewn quilting and embroidery techniques to add dimension, mark, and texture. Finally, you will learn several techniques for binding and displaying your art quilt. You may bring your own portable sewing machine or share time on ours. Some familiarity with sewing and embroidery is recommended but not required.

  • Dyeing and printing techniques for getting color, mark, and pattern on fabrics

  • How to plan out a design to be pieced or appliqued

  • How to layer fabrics for quilting, and how to use machine or hand-stitching to quilt a design

  • How to bind a quilt and prepare for display

Special Notes

This is an in-person class which will take place in our building with strict social distancing protocols and reduced student capacity. Please see our COVID-19 community safety policies.

Tuition Assistance is Available

To make our classes and workshops accessible to everyone, Fleisher offers tuition assistance every term so that everyone can join our creative community. We have recently streamlined the application process, making it even quicker and easier. Tuition assistance applications can be completed once registration is open by clicking here. The deadline to apply for fall term assistance is Monday, August 29th. Tuition assistance notifications will be sent by Friday, September 2nd.

Required Supplies:

  • Any fabric scrap/stash you’d like to use (cotton, silk, linen, netting, lace, etc.)

  • One fat quarter (1/4 yard) plain or patterned cotton for quilt backing

  • Two, or more additional fat quarters plain or patterned cotton for quilt image in preferred colors

  • 12 spools sewing thread or hand quilting thread in preferred color

  • Embroidery needles

  • Embroidery hoop (810 inches)

  • Scissors

  • Sketchbook/pencil/pen for designing and notes

  • Foam brush, stamps for printing (optional)

  • 12 packs double folded bias tape or quilt binding in preferred color and width (optional)

  • Beads, buttons, found objects, photos (optional)

  • If you own a portable sewing machine and a rotary cutter and mat you may bring them on 2nd day, but you do NOT have to purchase one.