Following an orientation to the studio, available materials and my Fabric Jewels process, the participants chose fabrics and cords for their designs. They cut and readied them, then drew and wrote instructions for the layout of their hearts. This is a more complex undertaking than you might think. Using these maps, I did my best to translate their ideas into form. Along the way I added my own experience to fill in the blanks. All of us will do best if we are "open to final outcome" as Julie noted below.
The participants from those two sessions who live in town (some were from out of state) will be returning September 25th, 2010 at 2:00PM to see all the finished creations and pick up their completed works. Following that meet-up, at 3:00PM will be a Workshop Open House and YOU are invited! My studio is located in Artwood Studios, a former elementary school now turned artist studio and studio dwellings.
From 3:00PM to 6:00PM you are welcome to come join us. If you are interested in taking the workshop - or just want to check it out - this is an excellent opportunity to get a sneak peak into how it works! You will have a chance to view the studio too and of course, my work will be available for purchase. CLICK HERE for directions to the studio, and for more about the workshops, check out the WORKSHOPS on my website.
If you're down Texas way, you can see her quilt on display from September 30th through October 17th, at the Kerr Arts & Cultural Center in Kerrville, TX. CLICK HERE to go to their website and then go to the Exhibits page for more information. The show features quilts inspired by the work of another artist. I am honored that she chose mine!