Cloth, Needle And Stitch: A Keeper’s Quilt
June 14, 2020 – June 20, 2020
During this workshop students will explore contemporary ways to consider stitched layers of cloth, using an improvisational approach to making art from the textile detritus of everyday life. The focus will be on rediscovering the pleasures and potential of hand stitching and working with a direct, collage-like process. Students will sample different materials and techniques, then move on to create a hand-quilted artwork using the textile legacy of their own lives. This is the opportunity to turn all the special fabric scraps, vintage linens and precious worn clothing you have been saving into a highly personal, contemporary quilted piece. Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $600
Helen Geglio is an artist and cloth keeper who lives in South Bend, Indiana. She has a BFA from the University of Michigan School of Art. Geglio works in fiber, creating quilted works with bits and pieces of abandoned domestic textiles. Her work has been exhibited at Quilt National, Quilt Visions, Artist as Quiltmaker, Quilts=Art=Quilts, SDA Beyond the Surface, and at Arrowmont’s Geoffrey A. Wolpert Gallery.
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.