QBL

THE SCHWEINFURTH
ART CENTER

Quilting by the Lake 2020 Classes & Workshops

QBL offers  2, 3 and 5 day quilting classes & workshops taught by nationally and internationally recognized quilt artists and teachers.  All 2020 quilting classes will be held at the Scheinfurth Art Center in Auburn, NY.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, QBL will be held at the Schweinfurth Art Center instead of Onondaga Community College. We will be taking precautions to make these classes safe.  Hand sanitizing stations will be in place and we will be following recommended cleaning protocols to disinfect commonly touched surfaces. One of the advantages we have is our large classrooms, and we will be setting up with social distancing in mind.  Everyone will have plenty of space. With fewer classes and participants overall, these sessions will be smaller gatherings. We ask that you do not attend class if you are sick or if you have been exposed to the virus.

  • All classes and workshops meet from 8:30 - 11:30am & 1 - 4pm. 
  • Additional materials fees apply for some classes and workshops and are indicated on the supply list. Supply fee is paid directly to the teacher at QBL.
  • All classrooms are air-conditioned.

Session I

1. Follow the Thread: A New Approach to Free-motion Quilting (All)
    Paula Kovarik
    Tuesday- Saturdat, October 13-17, 2020
4. Art Quilt Design Intensive (All)
    Denise Labadie
    Tuesday- Saturday, October 13-17, 2020

Session II

6. Shape Shifting (Int)
    Jane Sassaman
    Sunday, October 18-22, 2020

Session IV

11. Independent Studio 3 Days (All)
    No Instructor
    3- Days Monday - Wednesday, October 26-28, 2020
12. Independent Studio 5 Days ()
    No Instructor
    Monday- Friday October 26-30, 2020

1. Follow the Thread: A New Approach to Free-motion Quilting 

Instructor: Paula Kovarik

Loosen up and explore new territory with line and stitch in this free-motion quilting workshop. Students will learn to focus on the character of line and personal symbols through simple drawing and observation exercises. You will translate line to thread, develop techniques to accept the imperfect, accelerate ideas, and stitch from the imagination. Student exercises provide new tools for seeing, interpreting, and completing concept-driven work. With a focus on generating ideas through research and observation, you will build your stitching vocabulary and trust the thread to tell your story. Open to all skill levels; free-motion quilting experience a plus.
 
 
Dates: Tuesday- Saturdat, October 13-17, 2020
Levels: All Levels
Tuition: $630
Housing: Please click here for housing information and rates
Supply List: Paul Kovarik Follow the thread supply list.pdf


4. Art Quilt Design Intensive 

Instructor: Denise Labadie

 Denise's Art Quilt Design Intensive workshop focuses on quilt composition, fabric painting, quilt top texturing, working from photos, and the comparative effects, benefits, and use basically, the what, why, when, and how of alternative quilt top construction and finishing techniques. The first two days are dedicated to fabric painting: how best to mix, use, and layer paint; how to create and use various resists; how to cause and control layer-by-layer differential paint absorption, diffusion, blending, patterning and mottling; and the effects of alternative fabrics. The following three days will focus on quilt top construction techniques and best practices re: turned edge appliqué, raw edge appliqué, reverse appliqué, insetting, free-form strip piecing, couching, thread shadowing (similar to thread painting), and quilt finishing.

ONLY 3 SPACES LEFT

Dates: Tuesday- Saturday, October 13-17, 2020
Levels: All levels
Tuition: $630
Housing: Please click here for housing information and rates
Supply List: ArtQuiltDesignIntensiveSupplyList.pdf


6. Shape Shifting 

Instructor: Jane Sassaman

We all have innate preferences for certain colors, shapes, and proportions, as well as natural attractions to certain symbols, images, and icons. In this class, we will study photographs and slides of a variety of historic and ethnic decorative objects to help uncover some of the motifs and symbols which may have powerful personal resonance. For example, you may be drawn to Buddhist mandalas or Mexican milagros. You may be attracted to the design of an Inuit mask, the pattern from an Art Nouveau vase, or the shape of an Egyptian chair. Each student will select historic motifs, shapes, and images that they will manipulate and reinterpret into a unique statement in fabric and thread. By lifting an image from one time and place to another, the student will begin to exercise the power to recognize their personal touch stones to imagination. The aim of the workshop is to nurture your intuitive skills. Students should have a desire to develop their own design language and unique visual symbols, plus an interest in the history of decorative design.

 

Dates: Sunday, October 18-22, 2020
Levels: Intermediate
Tuition: $630
Housing: Please click here for housing information and rates
Supply List: Shape Shifting supply list.pdf


11. Independent Studio 3 Days 

Instructor:

A shared classroom space is provided for the independent studio. Participants work on individual quilting projects. Tables, design walls, ironing boards and irons are provided. Not suitable for dyeing.

Dates: 3- Days Monday - Wednesday, October 26-28, 2020
Levels: All levels
Tuition: $240
Housing: Please click here for housing information and rates
Supply List:


12. Independent Studio 5 Days 

Instructor:

 A shared classroom space is provided for the independent studio. Participants work on individual quilting projects. Tables, design walls, ironing boards and irons are provided. Not suitable for dyeing.

Dates: Monday- Friday October 26-30, 2020
Levels:
Tuition: $380
Housing: Please click here for housing information and rates
Supply List: