Saturday, August 31, 2013

workshops, classes, products and more!

We keep our commercial presence to one monthly post so that we can share other opportunities to take workshops, purchase art or enjoy other offerings from all of us. Check out our workshops and  books. Thank you for being a part of the Sketchbook Challenge! It's an honor to share this journey with you.

Sue Bleiweiss's DVD "Coloring Book Fabric Collage" is now available for purchase or download on the Quilting Daily shop here.

In this DVD workshop Sue shares her “coloring book fabric collage”technique-a fused style that includes black lines reminiscent of the coloring book pages we colored as children. She takes you through the process of creating an art quilt from start to finish, from hand dyeing the fabrics through designing,fusing,free-motion quilting,and binding. Click here to visit the Quilting Daily Shop to order it or to watch a preview clip from it.

online strathmore workshop
sign up for the free workshops here:
Artful Card-Making Techniques
Start date: September 3, 2013
A blank card is much like a blank canvas. Unlimited potential! 
Jane LaFazio will guide you in sketching and watercoloring an original card in a step-by-step, clear, easy method using Strathmore blank cards. She’ll also show you how to artfully collage cards, with paper, glue and with stitching for all kinds of occasions. This workshop will inspire you to create original cards that will be cherished by those who receive them.
Joanne Sharpe will share her popular artful lettering techniques and color rich design ideas to make a collection of whimsical cards. Explore a variety of playful hand lettering styles and simple illustrations to showcase greeting card sentiments and messages. Combine assorted mixed media techniques with creative lettering tools to adorn your mini masterpieces.
Desiree's newest fabric line, Gumdrops and Lollipops is available at your local quilt shops now! Lil Miss Cutie Patootie is back in her Sweet Shoppe, making lots of goodies for all her friends. Make sure you check out Desiree's website for her new book and patterns that go along with the fabric line. This book is loaded with fun Mommy and Me projects like tea cozys, aprons, banners, tea party tablecloth quilts and more. It even comes with the pattern to make your own Lil Miss Cutie Patootie Doll and outfit! Use Desiree's fabric line or your own stash to make some of these fun, fast projects for your Lil Cutie!

You can see her other fabric lines at Quilting Treasures under designers.

Guns and Torches: A Weekend of Waxy Wonder
encaustic workshop with Mary Beth Shaw and Julie Snidle
at Valley Ridge Art Studio, Oct 11-13
Details HERE.

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