Charlotte Warr Andersen
October 11 - 14, 2003
Charlotte Warr Andersen is a native and lifetime resident of Salt Lake City with a background in sewing and crafts. She made her first (very traditional) quilt in 1974 but since 1983 has been known for one-of-a-kind, original pictorial quilts made with applique and/or piecing techniques. Her pictorial applique features forms independently layered and created and then attached to the background. Her pictorial piecing technique makes use of set-in corners which make for a smoother and more flexible piecing process. Her quilts have won many prestigious awards, including 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. Her wearable art creations have been a part of the Fairfield Fashion Shows in 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1994, and 1998, and in the 2nd Bernina Fashion Show for 2002, and two of her garments have also won awards at the AQS Style Show.
She teaches locally, nationally, and internationally, in Australia, Taiwan, New Zealand, and Canada. She is the author of two books about her pictorial applique techniques: Faces & Places - Images in Applique, which explains her unique techniques for layering to obtain a shaded and dimensional look; and Focus on Features - Life-like Portrayals in Applique, which delves more deeply into color choices and drawing a pattern and offers an alternative machine method.
Charlotte will lecture at our October meeting, Monday evening, October 13, 2003, with a presentation entitled "Stitching the Human Form." She will teach three workshops, listed below, all to be held at Sellwood Methodist Church, corner of SE 15th and Tacoma. (Access her web page at Charlotte War Andersen.)
"Pieced Pictures Workshop" (Saturday full-day class), October 11, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
"Applique for Realism Design Class" (two-day class), Monday-Tuesday, October 13-14, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
"Portrait Pattern Drawing Workshop" (evening workshop), Tuesday, October 14, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.