Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Hawaiian Applique Without The 'A Word'





 Description: 
Ever want to own a quilted Hawaiian Appliqué but don’t do the “A’ word… or even if you do appliqué, don’t want to spend the amount of time it takes to complete a complicated design such as this.  My very first quilt ever was a hand appliqué, hand quilted pillow that took several weeks.  Forget that!  For this class, you may create whatever color faux appliqué you like. (I’ll bring a variety of colors)  You will use a pattern laid underneath your cotton fabric as a guide to paint your entire appliqué in class using 1 bottle of Tsukineko fabric ink and one same color matching marker. Bottom line, this project is both economic AND fast !!!!   Absolutely anyone can do this!     Project size varies in 3 and  6 hr class versions. 

 Standard Student Supply List: 
a) A smooth surface white trash bag ( 13 gal. kitchen can size is fine), b) A few paper towels in case of a rare spill,c) Small amount of painters or masking tape
 A Kit will  include  :
 Kit includes: Hawaiian Appliqué Pattern, One bottle of pigment ink, Matching fabric marker, One ink applicator, Paintable sateen fabric, Class instructions.  Option choices in class: red, blue, green, purple, or black applique color scheme. 

Quilters Filling Station





 Quilter's Filling Station : Attend this class and you’ll leave with confidence and quilting motif samples to use in your work at home.  We’ll look at and create in free motion  3 ‘types of motifs: ones that stabilize, harmonize, and  even ‘MOVE’ your eyes on your quilt tops. You’ll create a sampler piece of stitched motifs of each type and that sampler can serve as your own quick reference library OR you can approach it as a standalone machine quilted art piece.  You’ll grow through FREEDOM to fill and learn in the doing!!.  Machines  generally provided at large venues as will be outlined in venue description/supply list info. .   There will be a small  material fee for a Quilting Art handout of  sample textures and fillers.
At least some experience with free motion quilting advised.     6 hrs
 Standard Supply List: 
a     A pre-pinned cotton fabric quilt sandwich (top,,batting, backing)  appx 24”x 24””  or any width/length you’d like  to quilt in this class. (Suggest you have a white or light valued plain or mottled fabric on which  it will be easy to  add markings.
b     Frixion making pen by Pilot ( found at Staples or most quilt shops)
c     Appx 6” see through ruler (Omnigrid makes a great one 1” wide by 6” long)
d    3 different colored spools of thread… appx 40 wt. and bobbin thread.   (1 color will be used for each type of motif)  If you prefer one color for all… consider 3 different values of the same color.  It all will work… don’t get too tied up in the ‘planning.’
e     Basic quilting supplies… thread snips or scissors, quilting gloves or whatever product you like  for holding/moving your quilt as you stitch, ripper.
f)      OPTIONAL… a few 14 x 14  pinned quilt sandwiches if you wish to practice quilt  a few motifs before you leap into the real thing.
g      DESIRABLE: bring photos, drawings, or printouts of quilting motifs you like.
h      OPTIONAL.. if you already own and have room in your suitcase, your standard sized Supreme Slider
i)     OPTIONAL: Notepad and pen for any notes you might want to take.


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Media Mixer with Patt



Can you believe this little quilt top is created using fabric, napkin and kleenex tissues, stamps ,stencils, marking pens and pencils. You will design your own whimsical version of what you chose to adhere to fabric. All will be beautiful.  I will bring several types of napkins, tissues, and stamps for you to play with but I encourage you bring something you love too.  You’ll chose items, lay them around on  your fabric piece 'til you are ‘happy’, then adhere them to your art quilt top with my instruction.


Student Supply List 

a. A smooth surface white trash bag-like kitchen size 13 gal. to protect work table

b. A few paper towels for clean up - hand wipe 

c. Small amount of painters or masking tape


d. Plastic throwaway plate  (any size, white is best) 



e. A black Pigma Pen (I like smaller point ones but bring what you own)

f. Appx. ¼  yard freezer paper to use as a stencil and/or palette

g. Paper scissors

h. Stencil brush

i. A zip loc type bag or equivalent (larger than 12 x 12) to protect and 

    transport your finished piece home.

j  A used tea bag, dried, cut open and emptied..i.e. just the tea bag tissue

k. a small throwaway magazine to be used as a glue application surface.


OPTIONAL:  Things you already own 

 1.   A printed napkin or 2 you might love, a couple interesting stamps you
    already own, stamp pad, even interesting tissue paper, newspaper images

    I’ll be bringing some.

2. Any stencil you want to play with

3. If you have one with you, a few shareable classroom hair dryers

    will be helpful.

4. 1 or 2 Shiva paint sticks you already own (the metallic and neutral tones

    work well for this) .

5. A few choice Prismacolor pencils you already own. I’ll bring some.

6. A Brayer if you already own one.( Brayers will roll added images flat).

7. A flat paint brush (appx 1/2" to 3/4" wide)

Patt will provide the following materials:
 A Materials Fee will be payable to Patt in class by check or cash :
Prepared fabric piece
Matte Medium
Choice of assorted  stamped tissues, napkins, papers
Class instructions.
 A collection of Misc. media supplies for use in class.
1” foam brush per student
Class available as half day/full day.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Father Christmas - Personalized


Father Christmas Description    1 day class   with Patt Blair     


Using Patt’s contour drawing of Father Christmas you will paint a pictorial Father Christmas Story that is uniquely you or perhaps a person for which you may be creating this piece as a gift.  You will useTsukineko pigment inks to create your “Father Christmas ‘  The class is open to all skill levels as Patt will present you with his happy face already on fabric so you can spend your class time playing/adding to his hat and coat and background/foreground.  click here to see the face painting I deliver to students for this class( Note: The example quilted coat includes scenes from England, tea service, and sewing memorabilia which uniquely represented the quilt recipient.)
Father Christmas  Supply List                                                     
  • Pencil and notebook for taking notes
  •  An ultra fine sharpie marker to write on ink bottles/pens
  • Appx a fat quarter of white or off white scrap fabric..(to practice on)
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Masking or painters tape
  • 1 white large smooth surface plastic trash bag (like for tall kitchen cans)
·       Selection of colors of your choosing of Tsukineko inks in small bottles (will be available during class time)
·       Fantastix painting applicators by Tsukineko.. (will be available during class time)      
  • Paper Towels..just a few
  • If you already own some fabric markers, bring ‘em if you’d like to use them on this piece.
  • A Black Micron Pigma Pen to be used for tracing clipart-like images
  • An empty 1 gallon Ziploc for safely transporting supplies home
  • 1 or 2 rubber stamps that represent something you’d like to appear on ‘your’ coat.  (example ..Patt will bring a few samples that relate to sewing) Christmas themed stamps are great too. Put your name on your stamps in case you loan them out during class. .
  • Small sized no greater than 2”or 3” line drawings (like clip art) of things you’d like to see on ‘your’ coat ( Patt will have a few examples on hand).
  • Optional: If you already own a light box… we might like having one or 2 in class.
 This is a Drawing/Fabric Fee  for an original prepainted face on project sized fabric and enlarged drawing ( i.e. ready to go). 

With venue preparrangements... Inks and markers  can be made available in class.  Venue's advertised  description and supply list info will detail arrangements. 
Check or cash. 
Tsukineko craft ink products are also available through www.jukeboxquilts.comwww.softexpressions.com, www.dharmatrading.com


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Santa's Secret


Is he cute, or what? Get ready for Christmas with a happy inked portrait of Santa wearing either a red or blue Santa Suit. My ready to go drawing goes under white fabric and I'll guide you step by step through completion. Everyone can do this ink painting on fabric.

This is a 1 day class.
Supply List:
1. Painters or masking tape
2. Fabric and paper scissors
3. Paper and pencil for notes
4. Fine or ultra fine tip black sharpie marker
5. A few paper towels
6. 1/2 yard high quality WHITE PFD fabric (*)
7. A fat quarter of white scrap fabric (for practice)
8. Tsukineko Fabric Inks, Markers, Applicators (*)
9. Santa Drawing (*)
10. NOTE: For venues that don't provide a plastic covered table... please bring a large smooth surface white trash bag..like for kitchen trash cans.
(*) Items noted with an asterisk (*) are usually part of a class kit.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Art of Quilting


Your art or traditional quilt top is DONE! Now what? We'll review what kind of quilting line conveys what message/feeling, and how thread colors can enhance/support/even excite your quilt top. You are welcome to bring a quilt top for discussion/planning.

This can be formatted to a 3 hour class.. generally as a lecture format
-or-
a full 1 day class with significant individual planning/interaction

Supply List for 1/2 day ( 3 hour) class
1. Paper and pencil for notes
2. Optional: a finished quilt top

Supply List for Full Day Class
1. Paper and pencil for notes
2. A finished quilt top
3. Large sheet tracing paper
4. Washable Colored Markers or pencils

Fun Faces in Ink


I've wanted to do this class for some time... It's so fun! I'll bring to class an assortment of face and torso shapes/eye/nose/mouth/hair shapes. You can mix and match into a collaged drawing to be used as a basis for a painted with ink caricature of yourself or a friend. Your result can be finished as part of a quilt, wall hanging, placemat,etc. You will have a ball!

This is a 1 day class!
Supply List
1) If other than a planned painting of yourself.... bring to class a photo of the person you wish to interpret on fabric. Well.. if you want, you can bring a photo of yourself too
2) Glue stick
3) Fabric and paper scissors
4) A smooth surface white trash bag ( like for kitchen trash cans)
5) Tsukineko Inks, applicators, fabric markers you may already own... bring as desired ( Patt can put together a basic kit for organizations and will if permitted bring additional inks/ markers for sale in classroom)
6) a fat quarter size piece of white scrap fabric for testing inks
7) painters or masking tape
8) a few paper towels
9) 1/2 yard of skin toned fabric ( might be included in a requested kit)> Either way, Patt will bring some fabric for sale in classroom.
10) a fine or ultra fine sharpie permanent marker
11) pen / notebook for taking notes
12) A lightbox if you already own one and you are local to the classroom
Contact patt@pattsart.com with questions