Steam-A-Seam 2 (or Pellon EZ-Steam II if that’s what you already have)
by the yard or a package of 8 ½” x 11” sheets
Fabrics that go together
3-6 or as many as you like!
any size between 4’ sq to 8”-9” sq is good to start
Iron and ironing board
Pencil and Sharpie marker
Blue painters’ tape (or scotch tape if that’s what you have)
A translucent Teflon pressing sheet (only if you have one)
CHOOSING A PATTERN:
Print out the Seahorse pattern that is attached below.
If you don’t have a printer or prefer a different pattern, use one you have on hand.
… something simple and about 8”-10” like the seahorse.
Decide if you want to try Laura Heine’s Motif or Painterly Collage Style or if you’d like to cut shapes out of solids & fabrics that read solid.
Choose fabrics with small designs and/or flowers you can cut out
Painterly or Solid Color Collage:
Batiks are good – and so are any print fabrics that read solid
There are so so many different types of fabric collage, so for a place to start Laura Heine and Laura Wasilowski are popular. These two collage artists have good techniques, & fun styles.
Below are some links to see their techniques and styles – at the Chapter meeting we’ll be working in a Laura Heine style, but with Wasilowski techniques too.
Website (classes, supplies/store, photos of her work):
Floral Style (3 minutes 51 sec.):
Floral & Painterly Styles (9 minutes):
You can use this tip to keep your needle from getting gummy (1 min. 9 sec.)
If your collage is fairly small and not very dense, your needle may be just fine.
Or – you can buy the Anti-glue needles from Klasse
Website (classes, supplies, photos of her work):
Designing elements on Release Paper (7 min 52 sec.):
Art Quilt Batting Tip (1 min. 32 sec.):
Nov 6- Election of 2021 Officers and Annual Meeting
There will be a chapter sewing challenge ”Sewing with Solid Color”.
The challenge: to make an item in solid colors with any type fabric. The more colorful the better!
There will be three categories: quilting, projects, and garments.
These will be presented at the Annual Chapter meeting with members voting on their favorite in each category.
Must be an item that was made this year! 2020
Fabric Challenge – I hope you are
working on your solid color fabric challenge for our Annual Meeting in November. There will be 3 Categories- quilts, garments, and projects such as purses, totes, wall hangings, table runners
etc. You may enter one or several in each category. Send pictures of your fabric Challenge by Oct. 31 to Korinne Hill. She will develop a slide show of all the projects to be
shown at the Annual Meeting.
Our Annual Meeting will be held Nov. 6th at 10 AM to 11:30 for our annual chapter reports, installation of new board and awards announcements.
There will be awards- be sure to turn in Community Service hours to Jan Loy.
Lunch Break from 11:30 to 1:00
1:00- 3:00 Rae Crumbie of Fit for Art patterns will have a trunk show and informative talk about her patterns. Her clothing is a good cross between garment sewing and quilting techniques…she has meshed the two worlds.