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Fiber Arts Collage Retreat

In this class we will explore the fabric collage technique that defines the Laura Heine style fiber arts and quilting techniques. We will spend a great deal of time considering value and contrast in an effort to add dimensional aspects to our animals. This is a great class to learn not only a technique but also a way of looking at how to select fabric and color for the right effect!

Choose from one of the following patterns for your first class to get started. When signing up for the class, please specify which pattern you would like so we can have it ready for you! YOU MUST HAVE YOUR PATTERN CHOSEN BY SEPTEMBER 1ST, OR WE WILL NOT HAVE IT AND YOU WILL HAVE TO CHOOSE FROM OUR IN STOCK COLLECTION. Prices vary on the patterns, and the pattern is not included with you class fee.

The class will meet in 2 sessions.  The first session is the lecture and hands-on information on fabric and pattern selection that is best for the pattern you select.  After the first class is complete, each student will have a week to finish cutting for the completion of the animal, and will be able to come to the second class and finish the project.

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Fabric requirements are different for each pattern so it's not feasible to make a fabric kit available for each pattern. Remember to bring your scraps with you to this class, you never know what will strike inspiration! For your convenience, we carry quilting fabric and other cottons available for purchase during your class. 

    - Pattern Ease: Check pattern requirement as the amount required depends on the size of collage you are making.
    -Motif Fabrics: 2 to 3 dozen fat eighths of various quilting fabrics (pieces of fabric from your stash are fine). You can't have too many fabrics, a little bit of a lot of fabrics is best. Choose fabrics with cut-able motifs. Look for fabrics with large, medium, and small motifs, as well as various color values.
    -Underlay Fabrics: 3-5 underlay quilting fabrics which read as solids. These are fabrics which carry the color range you will choose for your collage.
    -Quilt Top Fabrics
Additional Supplies:
    -Regular Steam a Seam 2 (NOT LITE)
    -Applique pressing sheet
    -Regular scissors (used to cut Steam a Seam 2)
    -Small applique scissors (for cutting fabric motifs) We recommend Karen Kay Buckley scissors.
    -Thick black sharpie pen
    -Permanent Fabric Glue - medium gel glue or fabric fuse


Skill Level:
Instructor Name:
Jan Donovan

Fiber Arts Collage Retreat

$ 129.00
Includes two full days of hands on instruction with two instructors.
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