Turning Travel into Treasures
June 18, 7PM
Traveling whether overseas or to the town next door can lead to inspirations for lots of quilts. Learn to look at your pictures with a quilter’s eye.
Details of a building, like the wrought iron banisters in Barcelona or a scene from your summer vacation to the beach, can be transformed using fabric to create lasting memories. She shares how she turns her inspirations into quilts by printing photos onto fabric, converting photos into a quilted scene, using architectural motifs to create a contemporary quilt or combining them all into a fiber book.
June 19, 9:30AM-4:30PM
Arlington Heights Library
This is a fun no sew workshop that imitates the ancient art of mosaics, inspired by a trip to Israel. Learn how to create a mosaic picture from small pre-cut pieces of lots of colored fabric, using a technique that was developed to simplify the process. Pick one of the available patterns in class that finishes at 9″x12″, which then can be bordered and quilted to your preference at home. Bring tweezers and a sharp small scissors to use with a provided kit.
Kit fee: $20
June 20, 9:30AM-4:30PM
Rolling Meadows Library
Turn your travel memories or passions into a free standing book. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to transform your inspiration into a page, whether it’s using a photo, words, applique or non-traditional technique. Each page measures 5″x7″ and your book can have as many or as few pages as desired. Bring your ideas and inspiration to start this unique fiber art.
Cheryl has lots of ideas on how to preserve your memories in fiber books: