12 & 13 December 2020, Quilt Making, Virtual Workshop with Coulter Fussell
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Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 December 2020, 2-5pm GMT
Virtual Workshop, hosted on Zoom by Coulter Fussell
Coulter Fussell is an Artist and Quilter based in Water Valley, Mississippi where she runs an experimental textile studio, producing boundary pushing quilt-works using old, discarded and donated textiles as her sole materials.
Taught to quilt by her mother, Coulter relies on the painterly quality inherent in used textiles to bring depth and character to her work. From T-shirts to fine silks, no fabric is valued above another. If the fabric was connected to a human life then it is as sacred as the next.
Walking a compositional balance, Coulter uses the standardised and purposeful restraint of quilt patterning to self edit what would otherwise be a full and total leap into expressionistic abstraction.
Outline of workshop
Create a 2-tone 60” x 60” quilt top out of discarded textiles. You may later baste, back, hand quilt, and bind this top for a completed work.
You will work from an altered and loose Log Cabin pattern variation that Coulter has designed and used in many of her own works. There will be no measuring in this workshop, just a general following of an unadorned pattern.
In this course, you will focus on achieving depth of colour, compositional plays of opposing textures and richness of content. In short, the fabric you bring to the course for your quilt top will tell the story and do the work.
- A collection of various whites
- Bed sheets
- Stash scraps
- Old dresses
Whatever you can find!
A collection of fabrics in an opposite colours. The collection of white fabrics can be anything you can find or have to hand; old clothes, tablecloths etc. The colours and patterns do not have to match. When collecting fabric for the workshop, don’t think “Pastel Yellow” or “Lime Green,” instead think “Yellows” or “Greens.” You will use the slight gradations of colour and tonal contrast to build depth.
- A sewing machine (for machine piecing)
- A needle and thread (for any hand-piecing or appliqué you may prefer for any knits)
- Ironing board
- Painters tape to mark a 60" x 60" square on the floor or design wall
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