The ETC Committee is excited to announce our upcoming event with
October 12, 2023
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
In any art endeavor, the artist needs to have an understanding of their medium. As quilters our medium is fabric so it is important to learn how to use it.
Our informal class will continue and expand on the information in the trunk/show/lecture with the emphasis on landscape construction. We will play with strips of fabric to learn to SEE the colors and how they create depth, season, feelings, etc.
We will use that knowledge to build one or more small landscapes, depending on time.
The emphasis will be on learning and not as much on creating a masterpiece. I would rather have you leave with the tools and knowledge to be able to look at a photo and create your own. We will explore different methods of construction.
No matter the medium, your eye is your most important tool but it needs some training.
Hosted by Missoula Quilters' Guild at A Clean Stitch
Class Size Limited to 12
Small iron and mat/power cord
If we cannot plug them all in, then maybe two neighbors could share an iron several or we set up several ironing stations
Rotary cutter and small cutting mat
45mm or smaller works best
One needs to be sharp and cuts well to the tip (I like a small one)
Fabric strips: tone on tone/solids/small-low value change prints
Sky and water colors about 2-4” wide by 10-12 inches long
Distant hills 2” wide by 10-12 inches long
Foreground 2-4” wide by 10-12 inches long, larger ones can be the darker
Include a wide variety of values, clear and toned to play with. I have cut MANY to share
Muslin or scrap fabric
10x12” rectangles to build your landscape on
Sharpe thin pins
Something to stand a small glue bottle in
Demagnifying glass, door peep hole or camera (not cell phone)
Paper and pencil for notes
A smile and a good attitude! It will be fun.