FFG Lectures, Workshops and Special Events 2018-2019
WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS 2018-2019
September 15 & 16, 2018 - Pat Robertson
Quilt Trunk Show - Workshop "Quilt as you go"
Pat is an accomplished and award winning quilter. Pat has designed and won Best Of Show at Road to California, Utah State Festival and Best of the Valley. She will be showcasing 25-30 quilts to share and talk about and the workshop will feature the “Quilt as you go” technique.
Class Fee $50 No Kit Fee
October 20 & 21, 2018 - Londa Rohlfing
Upcycled Memento Garments
October brings us Linda Rohlfing & Upcycled Memento Garments. She has been published in Altered Couture Magazine. it features her up-cycled top. She will be teaching us how to turn our ‘heirloom’ family garments into creations that you’ll wear and love! She will share how basic design principles can guide you into transforming the ‘Old’ into ‘New’ delightful and unexpected creations!
Class Fee $60 No Kit Fee
November 17 & 18, 2018- Aimee Baldwin
Aimee uses paper to create sculptures of birds and plants. Her goal is to achieve scientific accuracy and detail. She will introduce us to working in this medium by using flowers as her subject. She will also give descriptions about how to apply the techniques used for flowers to other sculptures.
Class Fee $60 Kit Fee $20
January 19 & 20, 2019- Mini-Workshops
Lora Wheeler, Victoria Cochran, Vera DeFehr
In January, we have some exciting mini workshops including Lora Wheeler doing upscale and reuse, Victoria Cochran teaching us about computer advertising, and Vera De Fehr teaching us all about her cape designs. Please call Vera or Fran by April 23 if you know someone or have a craft you would like to share in a mini workshop!
Class Fee $ Kit Fee: $ TBA
February 16 & 17, 2019 - Celeste Chalasani
Celeste is a designer and teacher specializing in Stumpwork. She has taught extensively for the Embroiderers’ Guild of America (EGA) at chapter workshops and regional and national seminars, for Blue Bonnet Studio Time and for the National Academy of NeedleArts. She currently teaches an online class for Craftsy and previously taught online classes for EGA Online Studio (2015) and Craft University (a division of Interweave, 2013). Celeste has also written an Individual Correspondence Course on Stumpwork for EGA.
Class Fee $50 Kit Fee $20
March 16 & 17, 2019 - Sara Renzuli
Sara's felted animals are truly amazing! She is well known for her oil and pastel paintings depicting rural life. For the past several years, Sara has concentrated on the craft of needle felting. She says: “I have been a professional painter for over 20 years and life long animal lover and hobby crafter. When I discovered needle felting 5 years ago I quickly developed a style, technique, and proficiency through determination and practice. As a new career direction, needle felting is the perfect marriage of three things, my artistic talent, the uniqueness of working with natural fiber, and the humor and joy found in a familiarity with rural life abundant with critters.”
Class Fee $90 Kit Fee $40
April 20 & 21, 2019 - Melissa Arnold
Collage of Fabrics
Another accomplished artist. Melissa has been working in surface design on fabric for over 30 years. She is a dyer, weaver and spinner but most of all, a Shibori and Indigo dyer. She also works in devore, a burn out process on cellulose fiber. Since 2003, she has collaborated with California designer Catherine Bacon and was in the Spring 2005 Ornament magazine in an article on Ms. Bacon’s work featuring Melissa’s fabrics. She fell in love with Nuno felting in 2005 and has added felting to her approach to altering fabric. For our workshop, she will be teaching us how to collage different fabrics together and combine them with free motion stitching.
Class Fee $65 Kit Fee $25