Friday, May 27, 2016



Big Bear Lake Guild encountered a scheduling conflict.  
Therefore, the class has been canceled.  

Detail of artwork by Anne Copeland
Professional quilt judge/quilt historian, former AQS certified appraiser for 22 years,and former SAQA S.Cal/S.Nev regional rep Anne Copeland will be presenting a workshop that she calls Taking it to the Nines. Students will make an art quilt unique to them. The cost for the class is only $10! The class is being sponsored by the Big Bear Lake Quilters Guild but you do not need to be a member of the guild to attend.

This class will operate with the same structure as a life-drawing class with no live model.  The first part of the class will focus on how to increase or decrease the size of a design, based on using the principles of the nines. This technique can be used for traditional as well as art and contemporary quilts.

The remainder of the day will be worked in increments of time starting with two 15-minute design exercises, and then increasing in time through the rest of the afternoon until we end up with the final design(s). We will look at the completed designs after each exercise to get a good idea of what is successful in terms of each design principle, while demonstrating how to possibly improve a design that might require some strengthening. Stitching ideas will be considered as part of the way to improve a design. There is no copying or pattern involved.  We are learning ways to improve our artwork here. Participants in the workshop are encouraged to bring any quilt that they might be struggling to complete because of design issues. 

Anne will be using unfinished art quilts to demonstrate some design errors and ways to correct them and feels this is more effective for the students than showing them things that are all complete and beautiful.  She will actually do some cutting and moving design elements around to demonstrate errors and how to correct them.

No sewing machines will be used in this class.

Supplies List: 
Sketch pad or watercolor pad. 
11 x 17 or size that is comfortable for the user. 
Glue sticks, scissors, fabric scraps. 
1 - 2 magazine or photographic images. 

The teacher will provide anything else that might be useful for students in working through the class.

It will be a fun and relaxing and encouraging day for everyone!  

For attendees traveling from outside of Big Bear, it is recommended that they come up the 38 vs the 118 if they don't like driving too much along steep mountain roads.  The 38 still has some big drop-offs, but it is a much smoother drive and there is a lot more to see on the way up.  The quilt shop is located in a shopping center in town, and there are eating places all around the area to get a sandwich or light meal to go.  We can likely eat together in the workshop area.  

Location: Patchworks Quilt Shop 42124-8 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

June 8 at noon, after the Big Bear Lake Quilters Guild mtg held at the same location

To reserve your spot in the class please contact Debbie Pekarcik

The Big Bear Lake Quilters Guild website can be found here.

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