Workshops

Empire Quilters workshops are always inspiring, popular and fun! 

The workshop fee is $65 for Empire Guild members and $75 for non-members

Workshops are at GOTHAM QUILTS 40 West 37th Street (btwn 6th and 7th Ave.) 

BETWEEN 11am and 5pm 

All workshops will be held on the Friday before the monthly meeting.

 

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Workshops

Bead Dazzling Embroidery Interpretations

September 2018 Workshop
Nancy Eha
Bead Dazzling Embroidery Interpretations
Friday September 7, 2018
Gotham Quilts
40 West 37 St 11 AM to 5 PM
$65 for members $75 for non-members
$30 + tax materials fee includes: Course DVD, all beads, thread, needle, instructions, 
patterns, velux beading cloth

Nancy Eha, famed in the beading community, will show you how to replicate embroidery stitches with beads such as beaded variations of the chain stitch, buttonhole, fly, cretan, and how to create beaded berries on fabric. No prior beading experience necessary.

Nancy says her primary focus is empowering others to create beautiful and original bead embroidery designs. I love to teach others, especially beginners, how to embroider with beads. The learning process begins with having the right beading tools and I share my best tips and tricks for beading on fabric. Much of my creative time is spent experimenting with my chosen materials, seed beads, needle, thread, and fabric. My goal is to make sure every beading student has a positive learning experience. Within the first few minutes of a beading class faces light up! Frequently I hear “I did not think I could do this, but I can!”, or “When I tried beading before it was frustrating, now it just became fun!” 

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Fee: $65.00


This workshop takes place on:
DateTime
Friday, September 7, 2018 - Friday, September 7, 2018 11:00 AM-5:00 PM Book this Workshop

Mod Molas and Bright Blooms with Mel Beach

Mel Beach
MOD MOLAS & BRIGHT BLOOMS
Friday, October 12, 2018
Gotham Quilts  40 West 37 St 11 AM to 5 PM
$65 for members $75 for non-members

Mel Beach, a leader in working to expand ideas and ways of quilting, will help you cuultivate your own beautiful garden scene that is layered with exciting color and texture.  She'll help your flowers germinate and grow into an original wholecloth quilt.  Enjoy the spectacular final transformation as your flowers bloom into brilliance.  

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Fee: $65.00


This workshop takes place on:
DateTime
Friday, October 12, 2018 - Friday, October 12, 2018 11:00 AM-5:00 PM Book this Workshop

Dimensional Thread Painting with Joyce Hughes

November 2018 Workshop

Joyce Hughes
DIMENSIONAL THREAD PAINTING
Friday, November 9, 2018
Gotham Quilts  40 West 37 St 11 AM to 5 PM
$65 for members $75 for non-members
Kit Required: $15.00 - Includes Panel, muslin and batting.

How about stretching your quilting toolbox? Take a dip into Dimensional Thread Painting.  

Yes. You are Creative and Yes, you can do this on your Domestic Sewing Machine!!! 

In this class, Joyce promises, you start with a beautiful panel to create a piece of Art! 

You will learn the proper steps of Dimensional Thread Painting and find it to be a fun and creative technique. During the class you will practice Dimensional Thread Painting, overlay application, crystal embellishment and bobbin work while exploring various thread selections, setting up your machine for stitching techniques with free motion quilting of zig zag and straight stitching.

See the fabric come to life as you sew and layer the threads on top of your design. You will use Thread as Paint – sew with different thread types and color combinations. Learn how to create interesting texture and dimension to your quilting project. You will leave with full confidence you can make your own Dimensional Thread Painting, a singular piece of Art!  

 

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Fee: $65.00


This workshop takes place on:
DateTime
Friday, November 9, 2018 - Friday, November 9, 2018 11:00 AM-5:00 PM Book this Workshop

Broidery Perse Explained with Mary Cargill

January  2019 Workshop

Mary Cargill
BROIDERIE PERSE EXPLAINED
Friday, January 11, 2019, 2018
Gotham Quilts  40 West 37 St 11 AM to 5 PM
$65 for members $75 for non-members
Broiderie Perse will be presented by Mary Cargill,one of Empire Quilters long time members : now our Library Chair. She is known for her hand quilted extravaganzas and an expert at Broiderie Perse. 

Mary says, "Broderie Perse is a very versatile quilting technique which creates a scene using printed designs on fabric appliquéd onto a background fabric." This class will introduce the basics, using a vase shape filled with flowers. You could certainly do a bouquet instead, or a basket of fruit (if you have fruit fabric), or a combination of fruit and flowers.
I will talk about the kinds of fabric which work best, where to find ideas, arranging the motifs,and how to appliqué them to the background. If you are an appliqué novice, I will introduce you and show the best way to set one fabric over another. If you have any questions, please email me at cargill@columbia.edu

 

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Fee: $65.00


This workshop takes place on:
DateTime
Friday, January 11, 2019 - Friday, January 11, 2019 11:00 AM-5:00 PM Book this Workshop

Take Two with Pat Pauly

Pat Pauly  "TAKE TWO"
Friday April 12, 2019
Gotham Quilts 40 West 37 St 11 AM to 5 PM
$65 for members $75 for non-members

Pat Pauly visits us from Rochester, New York. A sought-after lecturer and teacher in contemporary fiber arts, Pat Pauly shares her wealth of knowledge from decades of working in design. Recognized nationally and internationally for her work that evokes bold and graphic natural forms. Her art quilts have been featured in numerous publications and exhibitions. Her workshops focus on design and technique, as well as when to apply the rules, and when to toss them out. 

Take Two is one workshop focusing on designing abstract contemporary quilts. We’ll grab only two hunks of fabric to make a piece that explodes! This is a great class for those who use artist-made fabric, or have a large scale commercial print. I’ll show you how to design with improvisational piecing, letting the fabric do the work. We’ll do some warm up design exercises, then dive in and cut up that great fabric. Leave the rulers and templates behind, gain strength in cutting freehand, and discover how to use your fabric in a strong composition. 

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Fee: $65.00


This workshop takes place on:
DateTime
Friday, April 12, 2019 - Friday, April 12, 2019 11:00 AM-5:00 PM Book this Workshop

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