Monday, March 25, 2019

Rosalie’s Inspiration

What inspires you? Rosalie Dace is starting with two different types of inspiration for her 2019 QSDS classes.

When you go on a trip or walk around your town, do you find yourself shooting photos of interesting windows and doors? Rosalie’s 5-day class “Looking In, Looking Out” will encourage you to start with windows and doors as your inspiration.

There are so many ways to approach this, ways that go well beyond creating a realistic image of a particular window or door. That’s what Rosalie does in her work:
You’ll find yourself thinking about the shapes and structural elements, or contemplating how things look from the inside as opposed to the outside. So many ways to interpret this...

I’ll bet you sometimes buy a piece of piece of fabric and then wait till it tells you what to do with it. In Rosalie’s weekend class, “Kuba Connections,” focuses on a traditional African cloth, but students will use it purely as design inspiration, pulling the shapes, colors and drama from this traditional fabric.

Read all about Rosalie and her classes here:

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Teacher Spotlight: Deborah Fell

Deborah is a hard-working fiber artist who has recently been recognized for one of her
most emotionally moving quilts. At the most recent Visions show, she was awarded the
Quilts Japan Prize. This means Deborah will be visiting Japan soon!
Often one to incorporate social justice themes into her work, Deborah’s award-winning
quilt, “A Place to Lay My Head” was inspired by her musings about the difficult,
dangerous travels of refugees, who often have nothing but the clothes on their backs.
In it, you can see many of the techniques that Deborah uses, the ones she will share
with her students during the first week of QSDS 2019, where she will teach a five day
and a two day class. Are you intrigued by the textures and layers? Would you like to try
working in a collage style, incorporating painting, printing and even paper? Well,
Deborah can guide you into this fascinating world of mixed media fiber art. Check out
her classes, #6 and #12, here: