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Charlotte Warr Anderson: Pictorial Quilting

Starting from photos, learn to make patterns for realistic appliqué figures and then work through the techniques needed to create them. Several small drawing and stitching exercises will help to understand how each process works. You may choose, animals, landscapes, flowers or, my favorite: portraits of people.

The class elaborates on the techniques explained in Charlotte's book, Faces & Places Images in Applique and in its sequel, Focus on Features - Life-like Portrayals in Appliqué

Student Supply List
Basic sewing kit, thread to match, pins, small, fine scissors that cut all the way to the point, removable fabric markers, masking tape, fine black permanent marker, Fraycheck, write-on transparency film and tracing paper. If you have a light box and can bring it, please do so. Select photographs, clippings, etc. of something you would like to be the subject of your quilt - give yourself a wide choice and then narrow it to one or two you like best. Please allow Charlotte to prescreen your chosen photograph(s) for feasibility. Email photos at least 2 weeks before class. After consulting with Charlotte enlarge your photograph to desired size before class. If you know how large you want the subject of your quilt, make a color copy of your photo and have it blown up to the size you wish to make it on your quilt (for instance, life-size for a portrait or face is recommended). It is OK to print from your computer on letter size paper and splice it together with tape to make a larger size.
Fabrics: If you will be designing your own quilt bring lots of fabric appropriate to the size and subject matter of your project - i.e., several shades or values (4 to 6 each) of the colors for any figures, prints and textures where applicable.

Instructor: Charlotte Warr Anderson
Instructor Bio: About Charlotte Warr Andersen: I am a lifetime native of Salt Lake City, Utah where I live with my husband and 1 of my 4 children and 2 dogs. With a background of sewing and crafts, I made my first quilt, a Log Cabin in the barn-raising pattern, in 1974 and then made several more traditional quilts. Since 1983, my specialty has been one-of-a-kind, original pictorial quilts made with either, or both, appliqu? and piecing techniques. My pictorial appliqu? technique is a unique one featuring forms that are independently layered and created. These created forms are then attached to the background. The pictorial piecing technique makes use of set-in corners, which eliminates many unnecessary seams and makes for a smoother and more flexible piecing process. I enjoy creating realistic and representational images from the unlikely medium of fabric. My quilts have won many prestigious awards; among them second place in the first Great American Quilt Contest in honor of the Statue of Liberty Centennial, several first places at the American Quilter's Society Show, and two Best of Shows at the Houston International Quilt Festival and Best of Show at the 2006 Mid-Atlantic Quilt show. Wearable Art is another of my pursuits with my garments being a part of the Fairfield Fashion Shows in 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1994, 1998, the Bernina Fashion Show for 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2006. My garment was the Cr?me de la Cr?me winner for the 2003 Bernina Fashion Show. Two of my garments have also won awards at the AQS Style Show. I teach and lecture locally, nationally and internationally, having taught in Australia, Taiwan, New Zealand and Canada. I hold memberships in the American Quilter's Society, the International Quilt Association. I have authored four books. The first two explain* my pictorial appliqu? technique. Faces & Places - Images in Appliqu? explains my unique techniques for layering to obtain a shaded and dimensional look. My second book, Focus on Features - Life-like Portrayals in Appliqu?, is also about the layering process but delves more deeply into drawing a pattern, color choices, and features an alternative machine method. These two books are available by Print-on-Demand from C&T Publishing. My third and fourth books are called One Line at a Time and One Line at a Time Encore. Both these books are about a no-marking machine quilting technique that features geometric patterns. These are available in this website?s store. As to my teaching, I encourage students to sift through my techniques, using them to draw out their own visions and creativity. I hope to help them express their own personal concepts and to realize that quiltmaking is a viable art form.
Cost of Class is for instruction only. Supplies and materials are additional.

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