You don’t want to miss this amazing hands-on class with Joyce Hughes! Joyce is an amazing award winning fiber artists that uses her domestic sewing machine to create breathtaking fabric panels and quilts using raw-edge appliqué, thread painting and other various embellishment techniques. During the class she will walk you through the process of creating a one-of-a-kind piece of art using your domestic sewing machine! Want to learn Dimensional Thread Painting but you think it is too hard. I often hear, “I am not creative and Can my Machine do this? etc., etc., Yes, You are Creative and Yes, you can do this on your Domestic Sewing Machine!!!
In this class you will start with a Beautiful Panel to Create a piece of Art! You will learn the proper steps of Dimensional Thread Painting and find it to be a fun and creative technique. Explore the various thread selection, setting up your machine for stitching techniques with free motion quilting of zig zag and straight stitching, bobbin work and embellishing with netting and crystals. See the fabric come to life as you sew and layer the threads on top of your design. You will use Thread as Paint –sew with different types of threads and color combinations. Learn how to create interesting texture and dimension to your quilting project. You will leave with a full knowledge of Dimensional Thread Painting and create a One of Kind piece of Art!
-Machine in good working order- Oiled and Cleaned- Please bring manual to help solve possible machine issues.
-Free motion foot/ Darning foot (Machine and foot must be able to do zig-zag).
-Open Toe Foot- for doing decorative stitches
Extra EMPTY bobbins, minimal 3
Scissors to cut threads
Practice quilt sandwich, approx., 12 x 12
*** If you like to use gloves, table sliders, etc. for Free Motion Quilting, Please bring to class!
Needles- Topstitch #90
Invisafil- Dk. Gray
Tutti Cotton 50wt Multi - Mixed Lime Greens
Mirage or Hemingworth - Mixed Pinks
Mirage SD39/SD05 -Mixed Blue and Tans
Mirage SD28 - Mixed Grays
Hemingworth 1264 . - Dark Blue
Konfetti 50wt Cotton Solids- KT 303 - Lt. Pink
KT 308 - Med. Pink
KT 300 - Dk. Pink
KT 807 - Tan
KT 101 - Ivory
KT 602 - Navy Blue
KT 704 - Dk. Green
KT 708 - Med. Green
KT 803 - Brown
Spotlight MT 8867- Metallic Green
I am a self taught quilter and fiber artist. My first quilt was a tee-shirt quilt, which I enjoyed making, but felt limited in the ability to express my artistic capabilities. Within several months, I began to design pictorial landscape quilts using raw edge applique, thread painting, and a variety of embellishments. I never knew the "rules", so I broke a lot of them, but with exciting results!
Amazingly, my first art quilt, "Mother's Day", was entered into competition and won a Blue Ribbon. This has lead to numerous awards, recognitions and opportunities in the quilting world.
My new found love and passion for quilting has allowed me to design handbags, art bags and art quilts. I have found these very challenging and rewarding at the same time. Each piece has allowed me to try a variety of new and different techniques with added dimension and texture.
On October 23, 2012, I was selected as "McCall's Quilt Designer 2012 - Professional Category" for McCall's Quilting Magazine. The contest winners will be featured in the May/June 2013 issue of McCall's Quilting Magazine.
I continue to create and design one-of-a-kind quilts and handbags that have personal meaning with a touch of whimsy that captures the heart and imagination.