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November Monthly Meeting - It's All About the Words

  • November 01, 2021
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Zoom


Your quilts can tell a story with images and colors that you use through your design. Asemic writing is an exciting art form that relays feelings and thoughts through images that look like letters but are no part of a formal language. You can also design your quilt to use actual words. By using different techniques and fonts, you will see the endless possibilities for combining typography and quilting. Then we will cover all sorts of fun techniques to apply your lettering onto cloth/quilt. This lecture sheds light on the use of many products that are currently available for ink jet printers.

Birgit Ruotsala grew up in a home with fiber artists. Both grandmothers taught traditional handiwork and sewing. Her mother was a professional seamstress involved in tailoring, dressmaking, and drapery work. With that background, Birgit took an early interest in fiber arts. She graduated from Vermont College with a degree in art therapy and art education. She spent many years in the 80’s developing new techniques, then traveling the country teaching her techniques at conferences, workshops, seminars and trade shows.

Birgit took a break from teaching to gain more education and to work in the Lutheran church. During this time, Birgit experimented on techniques for art quilting and is now happy to share those techniques with others. Her current art quilt passions run in two directions. One is Quiltustration – a combination of techniques she uses to combine pen and ink illustrations using ink and markers, ink jet printer, and thread painting on quilts. The other direction she has explored in depth is mandala design. Combining several fun techniques, she uses the mandala form to tell stories and to make “a quilt in a circle.”

Birgit’s award-winning work has been exhibited internationally.

6:45 pm Show and Tell, 7:00 pm meeting 

Click here to visit Birgit's site



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