Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Tools of the Trade Tuesday: Beads!

Here is an accidental "bead smile" for everyone who loves beads. 
If you fall into this category, there are three classes at QSDS 2017 that you must check out! 
Lisa Binkley will be teaching two classes about beautifully intricate hand beading on fabric during sessions 1 and 2. 
 Becky Hancock will help you "Beadify" anything and everything in sight during her session 2, weekend class. Learn jewelry techniques, embellishing tips and be ready to laugh a lot!
So, gather up those beads and bring them to QSDS this summer!http://www.qsds.com/classesbysession2017.html

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Tools of the Trade Tuesday: Fabric

For so many of us, fabric is our main medium.  It holds the key to so many of the basic design considerations: color, value, pattern, texture.
We pile it, toss it, cut it, try different arrangements and, in the process, make a fine mess!
At QSDS there are lots of opportunities for focusing on compositions in fabric.  Pat Pauly will teach two classes, #19- The Play's the thing: Improv Sketches, and #25- Slash and Burn: Techniques for Improvisational Design in which you will expand your fabric/design vocabulary.

Or bring your fabric and explore your ideas with one or both of our Independent Study Mentors, Judy Hooworth and Rosalie Dace. Check out their classes here:   http://www.qsds.com/classesbysession2017.html

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Rosalie Dace; Teacher Extraordinaire!

Once in a while, you get to take a chance to take a class from a really great teacher. One who knows her stuff, comes prepared and skillfully fans the flame of inspiration. Rosalie Dace is one of those teachers.
This year at QSDS, she is teaching all four sessions! In her class #16,"Positively Line and Shape",
she will help you focus on two of the most important design elements during this five day session.
If you only have a weekend free, join her popular "Dizzy Circles" class #22
Or if you are an artist that would just like to focus on a specific piece or series and are not particularly interested in taking another technique class, you should spend seven days in Rosalie's Independent Study during Sessions 1 and 2.
There is a reason why Rosalie comes back to QSDS every year and has so many repeat students.  I bet you'll become one too!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

What Did You Miss At QSDS?

It’s time to start thinking about QSDS 2017!Last year, Betty Busby inspired her students with a potpourri of techniques. Just a day or two in, Genevieve Jezik, Barb Green and Pat Isaman had already created lots of fabrics and were ready to add more layers of surface design to them in the remaining three days. Betty’s class was so popular that we are offering it again this year. Check out the Betty's class #2, Multi Media Design here:

QSDS is non-stop inspiration! On Wednesday afternoon, the bus trip included a visit to The Ross Museum where Eleanor McCain’s quilt was a popular photo op. This year, the bus will go to Athens, Ohio to see Quilt National 2017. Surely, you don’t want to miss that, do you?? If you are interested in taking classes and joining us at Quilt National, just go to: http://www.qsds.com/aboutqsds.html