Saturday, January 13, 20, 27, 2018
10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Learn to make a landscape art quilt using raw edge appliqué. During the workshop we’ll discuss and practice making a pattern, using double-sided fusible adhesive, fabric selection, layering, and various stitching techniques.
Experienced landscape quilters will receive guidance while working on a project of their choice. Those new to landscape quilting will be encouraged to work on a 12 inch square quilt of a house. A basic pattern will be provided or participants can bring an appropriately sized sketch/ large photograph of their own home. Participants will be encouraged to add their own original embellishments.
Some sewing experience is necessary.
- Sewing machine in working order, owner’s manual
- 14” square of muslin
- Freezer paper (available in the grocery store)
- 1 yd. of Heat ‘N Bond, Steam a Seam, or Wonder Under double-sided fusible adhesive (I like Heat ‘N Bond)
- Basic sewing supplies – scissors, pins, ruler, seam ripper, fabric marking pencil
- Assorted spools of thread that match your fabrics (ie. several shades of green, blue, gray, brown, house color, white & black)
- Bobbin threaded with white thread
- Empty paper towel tube (optional) to roll and store quilt
- Fabric – multiple pieces and small scraps of colors needed for your design (tone on tone works well)
Finished project size is 12” x 12” design + borders
- Blues or grays for sky
- Greens for leaves and grass
- Browns for tree and soil
- Brown or gray for fence fabric (vertical lines prints are great)
- Grays (walkway, steps, windows, roofs)
- House color (gray, white, tan, light brown, or maroon)
- Small scrap of fabric for contrasting door, chimney
- Small scraps of flower color fabrics
- Finishing supplies (for last class or to complete at home)
- Fabric for borders, binding, and backing
- Cotton batting
Sue Colozzi has always been fascinated with fabrics. She loves the colors, the textures, the possibilities! Fibers have inspired her imagination, whether she was weaving sculptures, designing costumes, or teaching a class of fifth graders how to quilt. Sewing has always seemed to provide a creative, yet calming, dimension to Sue’s life.
Sue’s landscape quilts allow her to translate what she sees into a fabric “painting”. She can experiment with new techniques as she shapes the real world scene she has chosen into textiles. When she comes upon a site she likes, she takes several photographs that she uses throughout the process. Sue strives to portray the scene as realistically as possible, finding the perfect fabric and thread to accurately convey what she sees, but still express a sense of whimsy. During the many hours it takes to complete each piece, Sue gets to know some of Boston’s famous buildings and the Cape’s natural landscapes quite well as she strives to simulate their details. Sue likes to think that her quilts impart a unique viewpoint of the city and seascapes they depict, helping to give the viewer a new perspective on a familiar site.