october, 2019

18oct1:00 pm4:00 pmFaux Bois Quilted Pillow WorkshopFaux Bois Quilted Pillow - Faux Bois is a French term meaning “false wood”.1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts, N50 W 5050 Portland Road

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(Cedarburg, WI) – Faux Bois Quilted Pillow Workshop

Faux Bois Quilted Pillow – Faux Bois is a French term meaning “false wood”. In this workshop, based on a quilt project in Blair’s first book, students will learn to create and stitch a beautiful all-over woodgrain quilting texture using a domestic machine and a walking foot. Students will create a pillow cover during the class. Mastering and practicing this texture in class is easy! After class, students will be able to apply this technique to any kind of project needing a little extra texture and body. In class, Blair will share tips and tricks for marking fabric, making piping, using a walking foot, etc. This workshop is paced to optimize actual stitching time. Students will leave with a full digital pattern file to follow at home to recreate this stitch on other projects. Students should come to class with a good, working knowledge of how to use a sewing machine.

Artist Biography

Blair designs modern quilts often using beloved, vintage, and cherished fabrics. Growing up in North Carolina, she learned the artistry of domestic handwork from her maternal grandmother, who did every type of needlework imaginable, except quilting. Her professional career as a textile and clothing designer and merchandiser solidified her love of beautifully made fabric and the power it had to tell stories through the colors, patterns and shapes of seasonal lines. When her first child was born, she turned her focus inward, towards creating a comfortable home and being a mom. But her creativity that was once nourished in her design work was suddenly missing. She found it again when she began cutting beautiful fabric up into little pieces and stitching them back together. Everything about quilts was exciting to her- the colors, patterns, and shapes she missed were all right there.

$90

Time

(Friday) 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location

Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts

N50 W 5050 Portland Road

Organizer

Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Artsinfo@wiquiltmuseum.com N50 W5050 Portland Road Cedarburg, WI 533012

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