Abstract Art Quilts and Embroidery Techniques Course

Weekend Residential Abstract Art Quilts and Embroidery Techniques Course with Annette Morgan

A weekend course experimenting in art quilts and embroidery in a 3 star hotel in Ipswich, Suffolk

Tutor: Annette Morgan
Dates: Friday, 10 November – Sunday, 12 November 2017
Venue: Holiday Inn Copdock

Course Content

Here is an experimental weekend workshop where you can try your hand at a wide range of techniques, exploring your own preferences as you choose from a menu of (1) art quilts, (2) image transfer (3) embellishers or (4) free machine embroidery.

(1) ART QUILTS – Annette will show you how easy it is to develop your own designs or themes, along with quick techniques to make your individual art quilt using machined crazy patchwork, foundation piecing, appliqué and free cutting piecing, as well as image transfer. You may have landscape pictures or photos that you would like to use for inspiration, or you can work with examples that Annette will bring. Annette will then show you how easy it is to do abstraction – making a picture into an abstract image and then using it in quilt design. (2 day workshop)

(2) IMAGE TRANSFER – Discover the technique Annette uses for transferring images to fabric. You will also learn other ideas for adding paint, colour and embellishments by using Fuse FX, paper, foils, and much more. (1 day workshop)

(3) EMBELLISHERS – Do you have an embellisher that is still in its box? Here is your chance to learn how to use it to make beautiful landscape or flower pictures, with sheer fabrics, wools and felts. Make a truly unique piece of textile art. (1 day workshop)

(4) FREE MACHINE EMBROIDERY – Whether you are new to free machine embroidery or experienced in this technique, Annette will show you how to stitch small pictures which can be framed for presents or gifts, using just straight stitch and zigzag stitch, plus a little hand stitching. (1 day workshop).

Once you have seen the variety of examples Annette will bring, you can choose whether to focus on developing your own art quilt techniques, embellishing, or to expand your machine embroidery skills. Whichever you choose, the results will look stunning when framed.

Annette is an award winning textile artist and art quilter, who also teaches City and Guilds courses to Diploma level. She is a qualified teacher [Cert Ed] and a Tutor on the prestigious Quilt Judging course run by the Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles of which she is an ex-President. Of her own work she says “I enjoy the process of making. Leave me in a studio with paint, soldering iron, and a heat gun and I am happy. If my work wins awards, or is selected for juried shows, then that is a bonus.” She currently uses her own photographs in her work, together with mixed media.

Course fees: £355

Course fees are £355 for a single occupancy of a double en suite room to include accommodation and the usual 3-star hotel services you expect from a Holiday Inn, all meals and refreshments, tuition and use of workroom. And you can relax with free use of the hotel’s Spirit Health Club complete with indoor pool, spa, sauna and Jacuzzi along with a well equipped gym. Your course starts with supper on Friday evening where you meet your tutor and the other students, followed by a short introductory session, and runs through Saturday and Sunday to afternoon refreshments. You can arrive from 3 pm on the Friday afternoon and enjoy a few hours pampering yourself before your course begins.

Students’ Requirements List

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Why Our Customers Love Our Courses

Textile artist Annette’s beautiful work contributed to my decision to learn more about patchwork and quilting.   Liza from Anglia Leisure Learning made sure everything ran smoothly – thank you Liza and Annette (Morgan the tutor);  it was a wonderful weekend.

Susan Rhodes

Most useful to learn new techniques, have good company and meet like-minded people; an inspiring stimulating and enjoyable weekend.

Jenny Macleod

I really enjoyed the course and you did and excellent job organising it. The highlight was falling in love with sewing again, after a five year gap. Thank you!

Heather McInroy

I have attended two courses in the last six months. Excellent tutors and excellent venues.  I’ve learnt so many new quilting techniques.  Can’t wait until the next one.

Yvonne Gill

Just home from an amazing residential course with the talented Cas Holmes. Everything was so easy, from booking, the meet and greet, information packs and support whilst away. The hotel was perfect and Liza Jones did a brilliant job keeping everything running smoothly. I am already researching my next course.

Samantha Hope

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