Monday, January 17, 2011

Design for Quilters: program starts tonight

Get ready to flex and tone those right brain muscles! At the Choo Choo Quilters guild meeting tonight, I'll be kicking off the 2011 program on design fundamentals for quiltmakers. I've teamed up with three other talented (and crazy!) women for this year-long program we're calling "Inspirational Quilting." We'll be covering the elements and principles of design through exercises, readings and group critiques.
The idea was conceived in the fall of 2010 and we researched several potential "textbooks" for the program. We're excited about using "Fearless Design for Every Quilter" by Lorraine Torrence and Jean B. Mills as our guide. In planning out the lessons, there were a few topics we wanted to include or cover in more depth. So, we'll also be incorporating exercises and group activities from other resources (bonus content!).

Tonight's lesson, which I will be presenting, is called, "Learning to See Again." I've got some contour drawing and other right-brain stimulus planned. I've pulled out my tackle box and sharpened all my B and H drawing pencils. What fun to be using them again!
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