“Totem of Life”
I am thrilled to welcome Jane Sassaman for the first time!
In this workshop we will stylize some of your favorite characters in nature and arrange them into an interlacing appliquéd fabric collage, a colorful and graphic “Totem of Life”.
Come to class with a chosen “theme” to help organize your ideas. For, example, you could pick “Autumn” as your theme. Your characters could be fall leaves, moths, chrysanthemums and a harvest moon. Or your theme could be Butterflies and Flowers, Ocean Life or even The Planets.
Then you will collect photos and prints of the characters that are candidates for your composition. From these we will stylize ( simplify and exaggerate) each object so they can be made as graphic fabric shapes for appliqué. Your composition will evolve as your shapes begin to “play off” one another.
This is a perfect way to learn my appliqué and construction techniques, but also a chance to make a uniquely personal project.
We hold our retreats at a church in Carpinteria, California with lovely light to sew by and an really beautiful outdoor patio. Our catered lunches are delicious and our check in Wine and Cheese is a very fun get acquainted event! We do offer each person attending table space of their own to work on and we have a great ironing set up! For those not familiar with Carpinteria it is home to one of the best quilt stores in the state, Roxanne’s a Wish and a Dream, with a huge selection of fabrics and also yarns, notions and gifts. It is located on the beach, just off the 101 Highway between Santa Barbara and Ventura.
We have arrangements with the Holiday Inn Express Carpinteria for lodging (not included in our pricing) and if you call the local number and tell them you are with us they will set you up with our discounted rate. Number is 1-805-566-9499!
Hope to see you there!
Thanks to all who attended!
• 5 Days of Excellent Quilting Instruction
• Coffee, Tea and Water
• 4 Lunches
• 1 wine + Cheese Event
• & Quilting till your heart’s content!
November 10-15, 2019
We are pleased to be working with the Holiday Inn Express in Carpinteria.
They are offering a special rate to Santa Barbara Quilting Retreat attendees.
Call 805-566-9499 ask for the SBQR rate!