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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.
Translate pictures, line drawings, photographs into piecework, a technique that gives a slightly abstract look to the subject. Learn to make patchwork of animals, landscapes, buildings, anything you choose. This is a different approach to pieced pictures and is applicable to pictures ranging from block size to a full sized quilt. In this class, you will do an assigned project to learn Charlotte's technique, which you can apply to your own choice of subjects. For skill levels intermediate and up.

"Applique for Realism Design Class" (two-day class), Monday-Tuesday, October 13-14, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Use photos to make patterns for realistic applique figures. Class elaborates on the techniques explained in Charlotte's two books. An intricate and tricky study in applique and reverse applique, but mastery of the technique is well worth the extra effort. Students may choose a provided class project or may design their own. Advanced technique but willing beginners are acceptable for class.

"Portrait Pattern Drawing Workshop" (evening workshop), Tuesday, October 14, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Study the process of using photos to create patterns for applique with an emphasis on faces. Pets and flowers are also welcome subject matter. Photos will be traced, so extensive artistic ability is not required. No sewing will be done in this class. For informed beginners on up.


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