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One Day Class Description:
On Lotus Pond
1 day class taught by Nancy Kerns
Join Nancy as she guides you through the color-shading and stitching of this enchanting lotus flower designed by Ellen Heck. Learn the tricks of making a realistic dragonfly, lotus seed heads and buds.
Batiks are recommended for a natural look. We will use window templates, clear transparency overlays, embroidery stitches, off-block construction, and fine stitching to create a work of art!
Main Conference Class Description:
Homage To William Morris
Design by Ellen Heck © 2013
Stitched by Nancy Kerns
3 day class taught by Nancy Kerns
Ellen has drawn a lovely pattern for us, based on motifs in her home furnishings. There is a definite Arts and Crafts feel to the block, which is why I named it “Homage to William Morris”. While I have used colors that appeal to me, each student is encouraged to select a palette she prefers.
The design area is 22” square, large enough to be a lovely wall quilt on its own, or as a center medallion for a larger quilt. Ellen has designed companion blocks that can be used to surround this central block. I hope to have some completed in 2014 to show you.
Class focus will be on accurate placement using an overlay, off block construction for flower and vase units, perfect circles, appliqué with ultrasuede, and shaping the intricate leaves. Embroidery is used to accent the flowers and delineate the veins on the leaves.
Students should be at least advanced beginners with several projects completed.