Dewpoint Arts Workshops

Creative Expression Series: Milagro

Using Intense Pencil & blocks, appliqué and thread you will create a keepsake that will make you want to shake your maracas!  I will walk you through how to create your own designs and lay them out with some stitching and appliqué embellishments and finishing options as well. This is a great technique to enhance your other quilts. There are videos, templates and links so that you can get a clear picture of how I created my small piece.

In Mexico, little wishes are represented by tiny charms called Milagros. Let the artisans of Chiapas & Oaxaca regions of Mexico be the base of inspiration to you throughout this workshop. 

I will also be teaching you how to:

  • Blend
  • Choose Colours
  • Apply colours and medium
  • Create your own unique templates to colour
  • How to add details
  • How to Shade
  • Creating highlights
  • How to finish
  • How to incorporate into other quilts

You will be introduced to the Apliquick method of appliqué .

ZOOM and Self Paced Learning options available.

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Creative Expression Series: Bojagi

Have a fun day creating a one of a kind piece of art while we focus on the ancient art of Bojagi. You will spend the day learning design concepts related to composition and colour while using your fabric scraps. This technique is a great way to use newly purchased linen, silk & even heirloom linens. For the person who appreciates simple elegance; this technique is for you. Bojagi is a Korean textile technique which roughly translates as ‘covering’ or ‘wrapping cloth’.  Bojagi is traditionally a square piece of cloth skillfully constructed from a variety of scrap leftovers.  Modern machine techniques will be shared as well as ancient ‘slow-stitching’ hand techniques will be shown.

Students will learn:

  • Bojagi design concept and how it relates to North American quilting & sewing practices;
  • How to appropriately select fabrics;
  • How to read a Bojagi pattern & gather inspiration.

This is a great group project and presents very well through the ZOOM platform.

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Creative Expression Series:  Notan

Nōtan is a Japanese design concept involving the play and placement of light and dark elements as they are placed next to the other in the composition of art and imagery. Our goal during this fun and creative workshop is to create a NOTAN design using fabric; remove negative spaces from the positive space then flip the negative space so that it mirrors the positive space; then finally, using your preferred raw-edge applique technique; affix all pieces onto the background.

Students will:

  • Explore the Nōtan design process as it relates to other design principles
  • Translate Nōtan principle into textile design
  • Review raw-edge applique best practices
  • Discuss ways to incorporate Nōtan into other projects.

This is a great group project and presents very well through the ZOOM platform.

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Trunk Show A-la-Mode

You are invited to delve into my ‘creative a la mode’ and share my excitement for the inspired process and passion for art quilting.

I will share my journey as and art quilter.  I will share my process of acquiring inspiration and how I develop a design from conception to completion.

During the COVID pandemic isolation the trunk show is presented via ZOOM.

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Light As A Feather Skill Builder

This is a time for no fear & no worries, it’s time to just have a bit of fun experimenting with a variety of techniques.

This is a beginner demo based class focusing on discovery and exploration of a variety of quilting & art quilting techniques.

Students will begin by deciding on a theme. Feathers will be demonstrated; however, flower, butterfly & cat patterns will also be available.

Mix and match for for the best blend for your group.  A one-day workshop includes up to three (3) of the options presented below.

Options include:

  • Raw-edge Applique
  • Apliquick method of Applique
  • Slow stitching & Hand-embroidery
  • Using a desk top-cutting machine
  • Textile Surface Design (To paint or not to paint)
  • Paper-piecing block construction.

The workshop is presented via ZOOM.

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The Ipad as a Quilting Tool

The variety of design tasks one can accomplish on iPad & Apple pencil are endless.  As a quilter, these task will help you better visual an end result before you even purchase fabric.  I have lots of tricks and tips to share with you.  I will show you how to integrate your drawing skills with this amazing design tool! For those with limited drawing skills do not fear; all levels will enjoy the techniques.  The iPad i my favourite quilting tool and i can’t wait to show you why. 

This is a two-day workshop.  Students will begin Day One with a lecture, video instruction, and hands-on practice. Handouts with project goals & useful references will be provided. Lessons will include homework and practice lessons to expand the learners knowledge base.  Day Two will be an overall recap of the previous lessons.  Plenty of hands-on practice and a full review of student homework will ensure that the lessons & concepts from Day One are fully understood.

Students will have plenty of in class opportunity to explore on their own, ask questions and interact with other participants. We will finish with an inspirational Show & Share.
Basically, the only equipment required for the class is an iPad and a keen interest in Quilting.  An Apple pencil is optional but recommended.
Currently, this workshop is delivered via ZOOM.  The workshop will present well during in-person instruction as soon as restrictions allow.
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