Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
Anna Hergert is a full time professional artist with London City & Guilds Diplomas in art and design with a focus on stitched textiles. Since 2003, her work has been exhibited internationally. Her strong focus on the arts makes her a passionate and committed artist, teacher, lecturer and writer. She is the 2014 Canadian Quilters Association “Teacher of the Year.” Visit www.annahergert.com or annahergert.wordpress.com.
Layers of Intrigue, Two Days
Thursday & Friday, 2/26/2015 - 2/27/2015, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Are you looking for a playful way to combine hand-dyed, patterned and/or batik fabrics? Join us in layering and cutting back intriguing combinations of quilting cottons to achieve a complex textile piece. Create your very own composition based on the principles and elements of design. At the same time learn to listen to your heart. You will emerge from this class with an exciting and original art quilt, countless ideas for future projects and confidence in your ability to design! All levels.
Materials List: Assorted quilting cottons; aim to bring 5 fat quarters (FQs) in contrasting and complimentary colors. Special note: batiks without specific motifs and hand-dyed cottons work well; start with your favorite fabric and select 4 more FQs. Sewing machine in good working order with accessories. Free motion quilting foot. Extra needles. Threads to coordinate with your fabric choices. Batting of your choice (approx. the size of a FQ). 1 FQ for backing. Scissors, fabric and paper. Freezer paper. Paper backed fusible (1/4 yard). Cutting mat, ruler, rotary cutter. Note book, pen and pencil. Last but not least: an open mind. Sewing machine required.
VA 001 140.00
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History Revisited: The Ancient Art of Kantha Quilting, Full Day
Saturday, 2/28/2015 - 2/28/2015, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Are you interested in learning more about foreign cultures and their quilting habits? Discover this ancient quilting technique that elevates recycling, reusing and re-purposing to a fine art. This workshop remains the instructor’s most requested class across Canada and the western U.S. Hand quilters and embroiderers will embrace this simple, yet effective method of embellishing fabric with humble running stitches to achieve sensational textures. Create a one-of-a-kind 8” x 8” textile piece suitable for framing or incorporation into a wearable art garment. All levels.
Materials List: Thimble. Small, sharp tipped embroidery scissors. Silver quilt marking pencil. Small paper scissors. Workshop kit (required), $15 payable to instructor, includes folder with detailed handouts about the history and regional differences in the technique, fabric, mylar for templates, assorted embroidery threads and needles.
VA 002 70.00
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Innovative Connections, 1-1/2 hours
Thursday, 2/26/2015 - 2/26/2015, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Joining individual hand and machine embellished pieces, with the help of innovative and ordinary hardware or household finds, to achieve eye-catching art quilts is a trademark of Anna Hergert, who is the 2014 Canadian Quilters Association “Teacher of the Year.”. The artist presents digital images and actual art quilts while touching on the key elements of design and sharing tips and suggestions for implementation in the studio.
VA 102 20.00