Making Prints Out of Solids and Riffing on Tradition Mashup
Instructor: Maria Shell
Three day class: March 27, 28 & 29, 2019, 10 am to 4:30 pm (Port Gamble Pavilion)
We are excited to welcome quilter Maria Shell to Port Gamble for the first time in the spring of 2019. Maria is an artist who uses her quilt making skills as a tool to explore the relationship of line and shape to color. Her book Improve Patchwork, Dynamic Quilts Made with Line and Shape was published by C&T in 2017. Maria has participated in a number of solo and group shows, has taught extensively, and her art has been commissioned and purchased by a number of public organizations.
Maria is committed to fostering original work and creativity in each of her students and her workshops are designed to be appropriate for a variety of skill levels. Her three day class at Quilted Strait will be a combination of her Making Prints out of Solids workshop and her Riffing on Tradition workshop. Students will focus on learning how to stitch an assortment of pieced prints including stripes, tracks, dots and grids, and then use those prints to create new compositions by manipulating traditional quilt blocks. Topics covered in class will include exploration of color theory, composing abstract design, improvisation-ally cutting and piecing fabric as well as trouble shooting patchwork construction issues.
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