LECTURES & SEMINARS

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Lectures are 45 minutes to 1.5 hours
> DESIGN SOURCES RE-VIEWED
> DESIGN JOURNEY
> HAND-DYED FABRIC EXPLAINED
> LINE VS. SHAPE
> TEXTURE AND RELIEF FOR QUILTERS

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Seminars are half or full day (slides, lecture, demonstration, discussion)
• POUR ON THE DYE (low-water immersion dyeing)
• MAKE YOUR OWN MARK (dye painting)
• STAMPING WITH DYE (printing with dye)
• MONOPRINTING WITH DYE (one-of-a-kind printing, large and small scale)
• WATER-SOLUBLE RESISTS (for dye-painting techniques)
• BASIC DESIGN CONCEPTS FOR QUILTERS (demonstration, slides and lecture)


• Lectures:

All of Ann's lectures are slide shows of her own work. They are always changing and developing as she finishes more quilts and learns more techniques. Ann is will organize a particular topic for a special occasion.


• DESIGN SOURCES RE-VIEWED
Where do quilt designs originate? In this presentation, Ann will show slides of the sources of the designs for many of her quilts and at the same time, show how learning different processes has broadened the design possibilities of her work. She has sorted the design sources into broad categories ranging from flowers, textiles, archaeology, geology to computer graphics. The lecture shows the wide range and variety of Ann’s work over the last 30 years, with of course, the influences of time and experience.



• DESIGN JOURNEY
Ann shows her newest work in the context of the collection of photographs she has taken in her world travels as well as very close to home. The photos are categorized, somewhat arbitrarily into the elements of design, line, shape, color, value, pattern and texture, and reveal the ongoing sources of inspiration for her art cloth and quilts, no longer so easily categorized. Ann uses examples of her earlier quilts that illustrate her uses of these elements of design. She illustrates the concepts of balance, unity and variety with her most recent work, revealing some of them to show the choices she made to accomplish her design goals.



• HAND-DYED FABRIC EXPLAINED
Ann will use slides to show and explain in detail all the fabric dyeing techniques she uses. She will refer to the use of hand-dyed fabrics as design elements in quilts, but the emphasis will be on how the fabric was dyed. She will bring a pile of fabric for the audience to examine and discuss. Many pieces of fabric are shown in The Quilter's Book of Design, Color By Design, and in her new video In Motion: Exploring Color by Accident. The lecture will be continually updated with her most recent work.



• LINE VS. SHAPE
This lecture will use Ann’s quilts to illustrate the basic concepts of design and the tools used to achieve them. It’s a battle all the way, decisions, decisions, decisions. Ann’s premise is that being aware of the characteristics of line and shape for example will enable the quilter to view how decisions affect the final design. She will bring the audience up to date on her most recent quilts and at the same time give you an idea of how she has explored line and shape while pursuing the mystery of how balance is achieved or lost.



• TEXTURE AND RELIEF FOR QUILTERS
It's not done till it's quilted. That's Ann's problem and her fascination with quilts. She uses her own quilts going back over 30 years to show how the quilting adds pattern, texture, and most importantly dimension to a quilt top. This lecture explores the potential and the physical realities of stitching by hand and on domestic and longarm machines.




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