ONLINE: Godharis - Intuitive Utilitarian/Art Quilts with Sujata Shah
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About the Event
Be mindful, present and resourceful. Explore the art of quilting the way it is done in India. Rethink freedom of expression with the idea of rescue and repurpose and immerse yourself in the process. Each quilt has a mark of its maker. What is yours?
This workshop will focus on making a memory quilt with little use of tools and gadgets. Sujata will walk you through each step of her creative process and help you to find a personal voice. Participants are encouraged to use at least one personal clothing item of themselves or of a family member.
Skill Level: ✂️✂️You have a few projects under your belt. You aready know how to thread and use a sewing machine and you're ready to learn more advanced basics.
This workshop will include a short break for lunch.
About the Instructor:
Sujata Shah, a graphic designer and textile artist, is originally from Mumbai, India. She found an instant connection between the abstract utilitarian quilts of Gee's Bend and Godharis from India. Her instinctive ability to work with colors and textures combined with education in graphic design has helped her develop a unique style as a designer. Sujata draws her inspirations from imperfections and irregularities of free-spirited folk art and crafts from around the world. In her book, Cultural Fusion Quilts - A Melting Pot of Piecing Traditions, she introduced free-form blocks and abstract interpretations of traditional quilt blocks that reflect her theory that each handmade craft has a stamp of the maker. On her blog, The Root Connection, she started the inspiring hashtag, #UANDUQAL, which encourages makers to create their own quilts based on the works featured in Roderick Kiracofe's book, Unconventional and Unexpected.
Class fees are transferable to another class or to studio credit if cancellation is made at least 72 hours before class. If cancellations are made after the 72 hour advance window has passed, we will not be able to issue refunds or studio credits. You can, however transfer the class to a friend.
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