Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Exuberant Color, Quilting and an ART Gallery...

It is late Spring, moving quickly to Summer. Oh yeah, time to be thinking of stepping outdoors and having fun with the family. It is also the time of year that is filled with "Getaway" Sewing &  Quilting Seminars and Workshops.
We are lucky to have alot going on right here in the greater Charlotte area. We just heard about an amazing quilting workshop that is being held at the Ciel Gallery in Charlotte's South End Arts District.
They typically show Mosaic, but in the month of June they have decided to feature Fabric (Quilts)!  They will be exhibiting the work of the well known and talented Quilter named Wanda S. Hanson from Chicago! She has an outstanding blog and loves COLOR. A quick scroll on her blog will totally inspire anyone who loves color and fabric.
So here is what is happening.
A really cool and inspiring workshop in the heart of the South end Arts District. It is inexpensive, you receive a pile of colorful fabric and some instruction on Wanda's way of seeing color and pattern. Not a bad deal for only 35$ She also has several dates for you to attend.
Prospectus Rentals
Intuitive Color,
Visiting Artist Wanda S. Hanson
Saturday, June 2
9:30 - 12:30
Monday, June 4
10:00 - 1:30
Thursday, June 7
10:00 - 1:30

In conjunction with our Exuberant Color show at Ciel in June, Chicago quilt artist Wanda Hanson will teach a mini-class vibrant color combinations intuitively. Each student will receive 100 2-1/2 inch squares of fabric, the building blocks to complete several exercises to learn about color, value, contrast, and blend. By taking photos of each of your exercises you'll have a reference to accompany your class hand out. Leave with a pinned sample ready to sew, if desired. Fabric kits will be included in the class fee.
This class will be offered in three single sessions, and is suitable for quilters, fabric artists, painters, mosaic artists -- anyone who works with color. No previous experience required.

Thanks to one of the owners of the Ciel Gallery, Vicki Hanson-Burkhart who is also a regular Mary Jo's Cloth Customer, for the info about this wonderful gem of a gallery and their featured "Quilting workshops" that are coming up in just a few short weeks!

Have you logged onto or popped into the store lately? Well, you may just want to log on today! We have new lines of fabrics and always tons of great picks, on sale and beyond affordable.
We also have aisles and aisles in the store and pages and pages on the website of Colorful Batiks, amazing patterns and everything else you will need for your next Quilting project.

1 comment:

Debbie said...

Super exciting. Thank you for sharing the info on Wanda. She is amazing with color.