This workshop took place in January 2018. We are now beginning to plan for the 2020 workshops week. Please check back later for details.
About The Class
Instructor: Paula Kovarik
Medium: 2D Fiber
Workshop Title: Follow the Thread
Explore new territory with line and stitch, in this free-motion quilting workshop. Learn to focus on the character of line and symbols through simple exercises. Translate line to thread and develop techniques to accept the imperfect, accelerate ideas, and stitch from the imagination. Learn new tools for seeing, interpreting and completing concept-driven work. With a focus on generating ideas through research and observation, you will build your stitching vocabulary and learn to trust the thread to tell your story. Open to all skill levels; free-motion quilting experience a plus.
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If you are traveling by plane and cannot bring your own sewing machine, we can help you arrange a local rental. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
About The Instructor
Paula Kovarik’s work has has been recognized with awards from Quilt National, Quilts=Art=Quilts, Delta Arts Exhibition, and ArtQuilt Elements. Round and Round It Goes was chosen Best in Show in the Fiber Art Now exhibition, Excellence in Fibers, 2015. She was also a featured artist at the Grand Rapids Museum of Art at ArtPrize 2015. Paula has been profiled in American Craft magazine, Art Quilting Studio, and FiberArt Now, and her work has been exhibited in juried shows and galleries across the United States.
"I use thread to draw, fabric to add background, and color to express emotion. … As an artist, I strive to allow the unknown in. … My quilts are a way of showing the invisible connections we become aware of only upon reflection."
- Application Fee: $50.00
- Residents: $1,235.00
(Tuition, Fees, Room & Board Tuesday dinner through Sunday lunch)
- Commuters: $990.00
(Tuition, Fees, Lunch and Dinner Tuesday dinner through Sunday lunch)
"I use thread to draw, fabric to add background, and color to express emotion. … As an artist, I strive to allow the unknown in. … My quilts are a way of showing the invisible connections we become aware of only upon reflection." - Paula Kovarik
These photos are representative of the instructor’s work, not necessarily of work that will be produced during the workshop.