Bess Lomax Hawes National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow
Historian, Curator, Author, Lecturer, Artist, Mentor, Founder, and Facilitator — the remarkable and tireless Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi has left her mark on many lives. Trained as an aerospace engineer, Carolyn Mazloomi turned her sites and tireless efforts in the 1980s to bring the many unrecognized contributions of African American quilt artists to the attention of the American people as well as the international art communities.
Visit Dr Mazloomi's beautiful site https://carolynlmazloomi.com
6:45 pm Show and Tell, 7:00 pm meeting
This is an in-person workshop.
Over the course of the last 25 years, MJ Kinman's quilts have taught her ways to help them sparkle and glow. They’ve shown her the power of value contrast, saturation contrast, asymmetry, and transparency.
In her new workshop Color Play: Beyond Color Theory, she'll share what she has learned about how to add sparkle and radiance to your quilt designs. No matter your design inspiration – whether it be landscapes, flowers, portraits, animals, abstracts, or gems – these concepts translate to all types of work. This class encourages experimentation in an environment of joyful exploration and play. When it comes to color there are no wrong answers! We all see color differently. Different things make our heart sing. And MJ will give you tools to make that happen. Using strips of solid fabrics in a rainbow of colors, values, and saturation, you’ll create “color windows”, 12” blocks of concentric squares that showcase these concepts. By the end of your time together, you’ll have a variety of blocks to begin a quilt top in the style of iconic artist and professor Josef Albers’ series 'Homage to the Square.'
Registration Opens: April 10, 2022
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Using the design and piecing techniques MJ Kinman relies on to create her giant gemstone quilts, students will create their own singularly beautiful work of faceted light in the Bite-Size Gems one day workshop.
Freezer paper piecing techniques are powerful techniques that can transform any quiltmaker’s ideas into reality. This is NOT foundation paper piecing! Instead this is traditional piecing using freezer paper as your template.
Over the course of a single, day-long session, students will learn how to:
Registration Opens: April 11, 2022
AAQG July General Meeting will be a HYBRID meeting – in-person at Westminister Presbyterian Church of Austin and virtual by ZOOM.
Join us for our special guest, MJ Kinman, presenting her Gems & Joy Trunk Show.
The most beautiful gemstones capture light and reflect it back to us with unique brilliance, revealing their fiery personalities. Every gem has a story to tell…just like people.
This slide lecture and trunk show chronicles MJ's own story – her 20+-year adventure learning how to create the biggest diamonds in the world in cloth. Most importantly, though, the underlying message to her audiences throughout her presentation is the importance of choosing joy and saying “no” to fear, both in our creative lives and in our personal lives. During her presentation, she'll discuss how she learned to spot gemstones with personality – the unique configuration of light and color that translate into a successful work of art. She'll discuss her techniques to create and assemble the hundreds of pieces in each diamond, materials used to create the wash of color and light across a gem's surface, and the quilting techniques that enhance a gem's facets. MJ may even talk a little bit (maybe a lot) about Kentucky Bourbon, as she describes the gem quilts in her series “Bourbon Diamonds!” And as so often happens with any artist's decades-long journey, she will share insights gleaned from her walk away from the Corporate Life and into the Creative Life.
MJ's conversation with lecture participants includes the following topics:
1. Selecting gemstones with “personality” – the unique configuration of light and color that translate into a successful work of art
2. My unique use of single-foundation piecing techniques, including the coding I’ve developed for color wash, placement, and adjacency
3. Techniques for painting fabric that provide my diamonds with depth of color and flow of light across the facets
4. Quilting techniques that enhance the diamond’s facets
5. Embracing joy and the creative life
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This is an in-person 2-day workshop.
Linda Hasselberg is the owner of Wimberley Stitch Studio and designer of Hassle-Free Patterns in Wimberley, Texas. Create a collage masterpiece using a published pattern (such as an Emily Taylor, Laura Heine, or Susan Carlson pattern) in Linda’s 2-day workshop, Fabric Collage: Simplifying the Complex.
New location! AAQG wants to ensure that our members in the greater south Austin area and beyond have access to a workshop location closer to home. This fabric collage workshop is located in Buda – easily accessible on I-35 south as well as the TX-1 Loop South/I-45.
When the Textile Collage patterns began arriving at Linda's shop, she and her team became interested in trying to help her clients understand how it worked. Requests for classes began. Intimidated by the complexity of these patterns, students both feared and desired to create beautiful collages. That is when Linda, who loves to simplify complex patterns, became obsessed with this art form. Now Linda brings her fabric collage workshop to our guild members.
This workshop is for all skill levels, even non-quilters! Sewing machines are not needed for the 2-day workshop, however, the collage quilt top will need to be finished by either longarm or sewing machine to ensure all fused pieces are secured.
Registration Opens: May 8, 2022
Registered workshop participants will receive instructions and a supply list by email from Linda.
Click to view Wimberley Stitch Studio's website. Use an existing published collage pattern that you may already have or purchase one for this workshop. Registered workshop participants receive 10% off their workshop supplies (collage pattern, fabrics, Lite Steam-a-Seam 2, etc.) at Wimberley Stitch Studio. Use code: AAQGaug
AAQG August General Meeting will be a HYBRID meeting - in-person at Westminster Presbyterian Church of Austin and virtual by ZOOM.
6:45 pm Show and Tell, 7:00 pm meeting
Join us for our special guest, Linda Hasselberg, owner of Wimberley Stitch Studio and designer of Hassle-Free Patterns in Wimberley, Texas.
Learning to sew as a child, Linda was a self-taught quilter through the 80s and 90s. Pursuing her passion after her children were older, she never turned back. She took classes, loved to quilt daily, then purchased a longarm. After working and longarm quilting for a quilt shop in the Rio Grande Valley, Linda never thought she would own one someday... but dreams do come true. In 2013, Wimberley Stitch Studio was born.
When the Textile Collage patterns began arriving to the shop, she and her team became interested in trying it to help her clients understand how it worked. Requests for classes began. Intimidated by the complexity of these patterns, students both feared and desired to create beautiful collages. That is when Linda, who loves to simplify complex patterns, became obsessed with this art form. From small classes to 3-Day retreats and guild lectures, Linda loves to encourage others that they can create a collage masterpiece using a published pattern and then, if they choose, branch out to design their own.
Click to view Wimberley Stitch Studio's website.