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Creating order from chaos

Creating order from chaos

This shop item is for a workshop that is a companion offering to the guest lecture.


The workshop is a 6-hour class helping students create something beautiful and fun from those orphan blocks and scraps, with a 2-hour follow-up meeting via zoom to discuss progress and share results with the class. I encourage using scraps, orphan blocks, and free or found materials. We discuss focusing on a theme and color palette, the various ways to add words, and how words have weight in a quilt and must be chosen selectively. I share my process for creating a larger piece from orphan blocks and how to lay out a quilt in a larger puzzle-style assembly from that growing pile of random blocks.


The base fee is $325 for a six-hour workshop engagement within a three-hour drive of Portland, Oregon. Through my quilting practice, I have created a style of art quilts that tell a story. I share my process of creation from idea conception, sketching, research, and resourcing materials to create my pieces.


I love teaching and offer this workshop on a sliding scale basis; please feel free to reach out to me if your group would like to host a workshop in person or via Zoom online.  I also offer a companion guest lecture to guide folks on creating their own quilts that tell a story. 


My working presentation title is: Stitching my way through, a talk on creating a series of art quilts that restore my peace.

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