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    • September 12, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Westminster Presbyterian Church of Austin, Fellowship Hall, 3208 Exposition Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

    AAQG September General Meeting will be a HYBRID meeting – in-person at Westminster Presbyterian Church of Austin and virtual by Zoom.

    6:30 pm Arrival in-person and in Zoom; 6:45 pm Show and Tell,    7:00 pm Meeting and final preparation for QuiltFest 2022;                7:30 pm Fall Social

    Join us in-person for an informal fall social to thank you for all of your hard work to prepare for our QuiltFest!

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    • October 01, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Austin Sewing Machines & Quilting, 1601 S. IH 35, Suite 300, Round Rock, TX 78664
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    Let's take a modern approach to an ancient textile art in this fun and productive Itajime Shibori class, Welcome to the Fold. You will fold, clamp and dye your way into a unique collection of bold and graphic Itajime patterns. This technique and tool driven class will teach you five main folds and show you how to create infinite patterns with the use of 12 high quality acrylic shaped resist template sets.

    There is a $100 materials fee for this workshop in addition to the workshop registration fee of $40. Your materials kit includes a three (3) yard pack of Cindy's high quality PFD (prepared for dyeing) fat quarters, all dye, fixatives, detergent, gloves and mask, along with a reusable toolkit that contains mixing cups and spoons, squeeze bottle and funnel, and a set of high quality resist shaped templates. Click here to order your materials kit directly from Cindy. 

    Hands On Hand Dyes is a line of DIY (Dye It Yourself!) Kits developed by fiber artist and color specialist Cindy Lohbeck of Scottsdale, AZ. Cindy has worked as a professional faux finisher and muralist, and also owned a tie-dyed clothing business in the early years, all of which helped refine her color mixing skills. With the addition of quilting to her creative repertoire in 2002, all of her passions collided and Hands On Hand Dyes was born.

    Committed to quality, convenience and simplicity, her hand-dye kits teach color mixing, dye techniques, and valuable lessons in fast, fun, and affordable methods. There is even a non-toxic textile detergent to ensure that each treasured hand dyed fabric is brilliant and color fast. Each kit starts with her own brand of high quality prepared for dye fabric. This 100% Cotton, mercerized “PFD” dyers cloth has become a favorite, and ensures each student will achieve remarkable results. It is also crafted in the USA!

    Participant Supply List  

    Art clothes or apron and comfortable shoes 

    1 plastic tote bin and lid – approximately 24” x 18” x 6” 

    Craft scissors 

    Permanent marker 

    1 large plastic bag (lawn & garden size)  

    Roll of paper towels 

    A dozen - 4” and four (4) - 6” spring clamps – plastic works best. (Check the big orange box store, dollar stores, and pjtool.com for best prices.) The more clamps you have, the more creative you can be! 

    Registration Opens: Sunday, July 3, 2022

    Click to view Cindy's website.

    • October 02, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Austin Sewing Machines & Quilting, 1601 S. IH 35, Suite 300, Round Rock, TX 78664
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    Kick your ice dyeing up a notch in this mash up of Shibori, tie dye and ice dyeing! Cindy's folding and pleating tips, and fabric dyeing tricks will leave each student with a unique collection of radiant ice dyed mandalas and more! 

    There is a $100 materials fee for this workshop in addition to the workshop registration fee of $40. Your materials fee includes five (5) yards of Cindy's very own line of high quality PFD (prepared for dyeing) quilter's cotton, all dye, fixatives, detergents, bindings, gloves, dust mask, and a reusable toolkit that contains mixing cups and spoons, funnel, squeeze bottles and the Flexi-Net ice dyeing net. Click here to order your materials kit directly from Cindy. 

    Hands On Hand Dyes is a line of DIY (Dye It Yourself!) Kits developed by fiber artist and color specialist Cindy Lohbeck of Scottsdale, AZ. Cindy has worked as a professional faux finisher and muralist, and also owned a tie-dyed clothing business in the early years, all of which helped refine her color mixing skills. With the addition of quilting to her creative repertoire in 2002, all of her passions collided and Hands On Hand Dyes was born.

    Committed to quality, convenience and simplicity, her hand-dye kits teach color mixing, dye techniques, and valuable lessons in fast, fun, and affordable methods. There is even a non-toxic textile detergent to ensure that each treasured hand dyed fabric is brilliant and color fast. Each kit starts with her own brand of high quality prepared for dye fabric. This 100% Cotton, mercerized “PFD” dyers cloth has become a favorite, and ensures each student will achieve remarkable results. It is also crafted in the USA!

    Participant Supply List

    Art clothes or apron and comfortable shoes 

    12 large or 15 medium binder clips (office supply store)

    1 plastic tote bin and lid – approximately 24” x 18” x 6” 

    Craft scissors 

    18” to 24” acrylic ruler 

    Water soluble fabric marker or fabric marking pencil – medium color 

    1 large plastic bag (lawn & garden size)  

    Roll of paper towels 

    Registration Opens: Monday, July 4, 2022

    Click to view Cindy's website.

    • October 03, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Westminster Presbyterian Church of Austin, 3208 Exposition Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

    AAQG October General Meeting will be a HYBRID meeting – in-person at Westminster Presbyterian Church of Austin and virtual by ZOOM.

    6:30 pm Arrive in-person or on Zoom; 6:45 pm Show and Tell; 7:00 pm Meeting; ~7:30 pm Program Presentation and Q&A

    Join us to meet our special guest, Cindy Lohbeck, fiber artist and color specialist, for her presentation Diary of a Dyehard

    Having worked in textiles and fabric dyeing for over 30 years, Cindy Lohbeck is truly a DYEHARD at heartCindy was raised with a passion for creativity and color. Her mother taught her to sew at age 7, and she has worked with fabric ever since. With more than 25 years of experience as an interior designer, she has a love of textiles and an eye for color that is the foundation for her winning designs.

    She has worked as a professional faux finisher and muralist, and also owned a tie-dyed clothing business in the early years, all of which helped refine her color mixing skills. With the addition of quilting to her creative repertoire in 2002, all of her passions collided and Hands On Hand Dyes was born. Hands On Hand Dyes is a line of DIY (Dye It Yourself!) Kits for quilters developed by Cindy in Scottsdale, AZ. Committed to quality, convenience and simplicity, her hand-dye kits teach color mixing, dye techniques, and valuable lessons in fast, fun, and affordable methods. Her beautiful color pallets and value gradations are perfect for today’s busy quilter and make hand-dying fabric accessible to everyone.

    Click to view Cindy's website

    • November 12, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Austin Sewing Machines & Quilting, 1601 S. IH 35, Suite 300, Round Rock, TX 78664
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    Natalya Khorover's Plastic Nature, a sustainable mixed media workshop

    Here’s a creative way to help clean up our planet: make art from single-use plastic bags. Collect them for a few weeks and you’ll discover a myriad of colors, thicknesses, patterns and textures available to you. With Natalya's guidance, you’ll make art inspired by nature from the plastic bags you’ve gathered. She will show you how to prepare the plastic, cut it and stitch it by hand and machine. You will experiment with different types of stitching and finishes, and create an artwork like no other.

    Supply list

    • a collection of soft single-use plastic (various colors, sizes, thicknesses and patterns; from bags to bulk item wrapping to supermarket packaging)
    • look for plastic with lots of solid color portions, or with interesting patterns allover
    • sewing machine (no need for special needles)
    • sharp paper scissors
    • sharp embroidery scissors
    • glue stick
    • various sewing machine and hand stitching threads
    • needles for hand stitching (thimble if used)
    • tracing paper, pencil, black marker and pointy tweezers 
    • base material. Natalya's preferred material is Pellon 70 Peltex Ultra Firm Sew-In Interfacing. It is 20” wide. It can be purchased at JoAnn Fabrics or maybe your local quilt store. Any similar interfacing is acceptable.

    You will also need an inspiration photo or two or three, of a nature scene (a flower, a tree, rocks, landscape) printed on plain paper to 8”x10” or larger to use as a starting point. 

    Don’t spend good printer ink on this photo, plain paper is just fine. If you want to print it larger than 8”x10”, just print out in sections and tape together.

    Registration Opens: Sunday, August 14, 2022

    Click to view Natalya's website.

    • November 13, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Austin Sewing Machines & Quilting, 1601 S. IH 35, Suite 300, Round Rock, TX 78664
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    Registration is closed


    Natalya Khorover's Graffiti Lab, a sustainable mixed media workshop

    Explore the artistry of urban graffiti and wordplay. A few trips to the supermarket will provide you with a diverse collection of fonts in different styles, sizes and colors from single-use plastic product packaging and bags. This is perfect fodder for graffiti and letter inspired art.  Create puns, superlatives, proverbs and haikus you’d like to immortalize forever.  (It is plastic after all, so it’ll last!)  Add machine stitching and hand stitching and end up with a fun and striking new piece of art.

    Supply list

    • a collection of soft single-use plastic with lots of lettering and graphics (various colors, sizes, thicknesses and patterns; from bags to bulk item wrapping to supermarket packaging)
    • look for plastic with lettering and graphics, we’ll need all the letters you can find!
    • sewing machine (no need for special needles)
    • sharp paper scissors
    • sharp embroidery scissors
    • glue stick
    • various sewing machine and hand stitching threads
    • needles for hand stitching (thimble if used)
    • pointy tweezers
    • base material. Natalya's preferred material is Pellon 70 Peltex Ultra Firm Sew-In Interfacing. It is 20” wide. It can be purchased at JoAnn Fabrics or maybe your local quilt store. A similar sturdy interfacing is acceptable.

    Registration Opens: Monday, August 15, 2022

    Click to view Natalya's website.

    • November 14, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Westminster Presbyterian Church of Austin, 3208 Exposition Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

    AAQG October General Meeting will be a HYBRID meeting – in-person at Westminster Presbyterian Church of Austin and virtual by ZOOM.

    Join us to meet artist, Natalya Khoroverand see her lecture Alternative Stitching Practices


    6:30 pm Arrive in-person or on Zoom; 6:45 pm Show and Tell; 7:00 pm Meeting; ~7:30 pm Program Presentation and Q&A

    Art for earth’s sake – Natalya is inspired by plastic pollution, overconsumption and the urban environment. She strives to use materials which would be condemned to the landfill and chooses to use the unusual techniques of stitching and sewing to bring her artwork to life.

    While her design inspiration is mainly drawn from the urban environment, it is also reliant on observations of flora and fauna around us, especially all the little details, like bubbles of rust on a railing, a gleaming reflection on a skyscraper or in a creek, and the ragged bark of a tree.

    Natalya’s lecture is Alternative Stitching PracticesWhat can you stitch on? Just about everything! Natalya will show examples which will motivate you and inspire you, sharing details of the pleasures and occasional pitfalls of working with each.  This lecture will broaden your understanding of what you can use in your art.

    Click to view Natalya's website

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