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Esterita Austin

Rock, Wood, and Water Workshop &
Stone Portals Workshop
 
Saturday October 11th, 2008 &
October 13th - 14th, 2008 (Monday & Tuesday)


NWQ is sponsoring two creative workshops with Esterita Austin, internationally award-winning quilt maker, designer and teacher. Esterita's work has been widely shown in international museums and galleries as well as published in magazines and books on fiber arts. The use of textural and dimensional imagery has given Esterita's work unique style. She brings creative energy to all of her workshops, stimulating the imagination and invigorating the soul. She is listed as one of the top 20 quilt teachers in "Quilter’s Catalog" by Meg Cox. Esterita will lecture at our October 13th meeting as well as teach two workshops.

Rock, Wood, and Water Workshop
Saturday October 11th, 2008
9:00 a.m. -- 3:30 p.m. (includes lunch)

Members $80.00. Non-members $100.00. Plus $18 kit fee due at beginning of class to Esterita (includes original pattern, necessary papers, textile paint and the use of brushes).

No painting experience necessary. No sewing machine.

Build a waterside landscape that incorporates depth and solidity of composition. Strategic placement of batiks and multi-value fabrics will simulate light and shadow. Adding paint will enhance dimension for this landscape to "pop" off the surface. If you have difficulty in establishing fore, middle and background, this is the class for you.


Stone Portals Workshop
October 13th & 14th, 2008 (Monday & Tuesday)
9:00 a.m. -- 3:30 p.m. (includes lunch)

Members $160.00. Non-Members $200.00. Plus $25. kit fee due at beginning of class to Esterita (includes Stone Portal pattern, necessary papers, textile paint and the use of brushes).

No sewing machine.

Visual textures abound with all the wonderful fabrics available on the market. You’ll learn how to most effectively use these fabrics to create portals. Find success with my fast and easy, no fail technique for fused appliqué using one of my patterns. Learn how to juxtapose value to build a composition that establishes depth and solidity. If you ever had difficulty establishing foreground, middle ground and background in your work, this class with demystify the process. Through this technique of appliqué your quilt will become not merely surface design but a visual invitation to enter.

Click here to visit Esterita Austin's website.


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