SHEILA FRAMPTON COOPER “Expressing Yourself: One Piece at a Time”
Saturday, September 3, 2016
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
International Quilt Study Center & Museum
1523 North 33 St.
Lincoln, NE 68583
$85.00 Members/ $100.00 Non-members
Join the International Quilt Study Center & Museum for a fun and informative workshop taught by Sheila Frampton Cooper, a fiber artist with a growing list of show awards. Explore the mystery and excitement of creating a pieced abstract quilt with little or no plan. We will discuss basic design and composition, color and value, quilting, and most importantly, trusting your instincts. Sheila will demonstrate construction techniques for sewing curved seams and discuss some of the challenges you may run into with spontaneous design and piecing.
The cost of registration includes courtesy admission to the museum plus snacks and beverage. Attendees will also receive 10 percent off all items in the Museum Shop for the day (IQSCM members receive 15 percent off). You will have a 1-hour break for lunch on your own, (you may also choose to bring a sack-lunch).
Sewing machine with pressure foot for quilting and equipment
Power surge extension cord/bar
• 100% cotton fabric, preferably solids LIGHT/MED/DARK VALUES FOR EACH COLOR (details below)
• At least one yard each of neutral colors. (see below)
• Needles (I like SCHMETZ Microtex Sharps 70/10)
• Neutral thread for piecing (I suggest very light gray)
• Seam ripper, scissors and thread snippers
• Rotary cutter (with extra blade)
• Ruler (optional)
• Cutting Mat (at least 24” for cutting width of fabric)
• Table top lamp (optional)
• Iron with auto shutoff and tabletop iron pad (depending on the power situation, we may have to share. If you have a small travel size iron, that would be best.)
• Small spray bottle (for water)
• Sketchbook (for note taking, drawing etc.)
• Pen and regular pencils
• White pencil, if you have one
• White flannel for your design wall
• Blue painters tape
• Camera (or you may use your phone)
• You will be using solid colored fabric in this workshop. I know many people do not have this in their stash. You may purchase fat quarter packs to give you more variety without having to buy a lot of fabric. Also, you may choose your palette in advance and purchase multiple values in each color you use. For example, If you like blue, make sure you bring a very dark blue, a very pale blue, and a few steps in between.
• If you choose gray for your neutral, make sure you bring a very light shade (close to white) as well as a light/medium. I suggest bringing grays and creams, but keep them on the light side. Bring black or brown (at least a half yard of each). For example, if you want to use earth tones, you might want very dark brown or black, if you are using cooler colors, a charcoal/black would be nice.
Rotary cutter, ruler and mat
Any embellishments, overlays, sheers, fabric stamps you like to add
Notebook with A4 paper, pencil, ruler, markers, permanent (variety of sizes, black; optional other colors)
The International Quilt Study Center & Museum is pleased to offer Aurifil Threads and to partner with Friends of the IQSCM in sponsoring this workshop.