Sun, Aug 29|
Kitchen Garden Quilt with Lisa Thorpe
ONLINE: The Kitchen Garden Quilt with Lisa Thorpe
Join us for an exploration of fabric coloration and stitch to create a personal and unique art quilt with a tasty theme! Lisa will teach a stitch technique that borrows from the traditional Japanese styles of boro patches and sashiko stitch and sprinkles in a bit of Grandma’s crazy quilting, too.
Time & Location
Aug 29, 2021, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM PDT
Kitchen Garden Quilt with Lisa Thorpe
About the Event
The Kitchen Garden Quilt workshop is an exploration of fabric coloration and stitch to create a personal and unique art quilt with a tasty theme!
Class will begin by colorizing fruit and vegetable block prints with fabric dye pastels (which are provided in your kit). Then let the stitching begin! Lisa will teach a stitch technique that borrows from the traditional Japanese styles of boro patches and sashiko stitch and sprinkles in a bit of Grandma’s crazy quilting, too. You get to choose if you want the look of colorful patches, or a solid color background so the stitches shine, or some of both!
Your finished blocks can be framed or finished individually or stitch them together in any combination to create a larger art quilt. Lisa will show you lots of examples and share finishing ideas and techniques too.
This class will be recorded and available for students to view for 2 weeks after class.
Skill level: ✂️
This class is open to all levels, age 12+.
A complete class kit will be mailed to you for this workshop.* Your kit includes:
- 6 - Fruit/veg block prints with 12 words on white cotton
- 6 - 9x12” rectangles of muslin with Misty fuse applied
- 1 - Ball of white pearl cotton thread size 8
- 1 - Chenille needle size #24
- Set of 15 Pentel fabric dye sticks
To complete your 6 kitchen garden art quilt blocks you will also need:
- 6 – 9x12" pieces of cotton - color of your choice or
- Enough small scraps of fabric to cover six 9x12" rectangles with patches of print or solid cotton fabric.
- Iron and pad or board to iron on
- Pins and or glue stick.
- Scissors or rotary cutter (pinking shears are nice but not required)
- Optional: disappearing fabric marker such as Pilot FriXion or Fabric Chalk such as Dritz Quilting Chalk Cartridge set is good if you want to mark precise stitch lines – you can also stitch freehand with no marking (I do both)
*All kits will be mailed to participants. The last day to register for this class will be August 18th to be sure the kits arrive on time. Shipping to US participants only.
About the instructor:
About Lisa Thorpe - As an artist I am an explorer and observer first. I like to wander and wonder, let things percolate while I ponder. I have numerous sketchbooks full of chicken scratch drawings and cryptic thoughts. Over time (and often during a long hot shower) an idea will keep rising to the surface, I might even push that thought bubble below the surface, telling it I don’t have time for you, but the best ideas won’t pop and so I move on from thought to action. I have used many mediums over the years from fabric to painting to printing and collage but the unifying thread through all these mediums is a love of the puzzle. I like to problem solve, to piece and play with an idea until it can take shape as a visual idea. Once I solve a creative problem I have a drive to share it with others. I have been teaching art to adults and children for many years in the public schools and at art centers and retreats venues across the west. Currently I am the resident artist at The Bishop’s Ranch retreat and conference center outside of Healdsburg, California. I have had technique articles featured in Cloth Paper Scissors, and Quilting Arts magazines and have taught surface design and art quilting workshops at Mendocino Art Center, Craft Napa, and numerous quilt guilds throughout the west.
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. The class kit fee of $35 is not refundable.
If a student arrives 10 minutes or more after the start of class, it is at the discretion of the teacher as to whether the student will be admitted to the Zoom meeting. No refunds or studio credit will be given for late arrivals or no-shows.