Journey as a Quilt Artist. 45 mins-1 hr
This lecture/trunk show begins with a short photo tour of Britain and Jane's early, varied career in the textile field. It covers the trials of teaching herself to quilt and how she has gone on to make unique, raw edge appliqué quilts that have been exhibited throughout the US. She will also talk about het Etsy shop and t shirt quilt making.
Living a creative life. 45 mins-1hr
In this lecture/trunk show Jane will describe how she became the quilt maker she is today and describe the influences and techniques that she uses. She will talk about setting up an Etsy shop and how she uses this for her T-shirt quilt business. Jane will also describe some of the challenging requests she receives from clients and how trying something new brings out her creative spirit. Jane’s goal is to inspire quilters to go out of their comfort zone and just have fun creating.
Pricing at bottom of page.
Love of Pets Fabric Collage 1 Day
Wanting to make a quilt of your Pet then this is the class for you. Using a photo enlargement that you bring to class which will be your pattern, Jane will then demonstrate her raw edge appliqué technique that she uses. Its a fun, forgiving, cut and glue method that uses no fusible. No sewing Machine required.
The materials list will describe what to bring, a good photo to choose and how to make the enlargement needed.
6hr class Contact Me for further details.
Raw-edge Collage Appliqué Fish Class 1 Day
Great for beginners an introduction to raw edge fabric collage. Learn to make a small art quilt using an easy raw edge collage appliqué technique, fussy cutting and free motion quilting. This free form technique requires no fusible and is great for using up small scraps of fabric.
I have a variety of fish patterns that you can use or bring a photo of a fish and I will help you enlarge it and make the pattern. No sewing machine required.
Bring plenty of colorful fabrics, many can be small pieces, to match the design you have chosen. The background and border can have as much detail as you wish but I have kept the sample simple so we can focus on the design.
6hr class contact me for further details
This 1 day class uses patterns of smaller fish so you can make a variety or even a school of fish. Using a fat quarter size piece of fabric for the background we will begin work on cutting pieces for the ocean floor including sea grasses, coral and rocks. Using fun patterned fabric can make the work easier for you. We will work on putting together this one-of-a-kind, ocean inspired wall hanging. Another good class as an introduction to fabric collage.
Raw-edge collage Applique reptiles/ Frogs Class 1 day
This class is great for beginners as an introduction to raw edge applique. Learn to make a small art quilt using an easy raw edge collage appliqué technique, fussy cutting and free motion quilting. This free form technique requires no fusible and is great for using up small scraps of fabric.
I have a variety of patterns of reptiles, chameleons, lizards and frogs that you can choose from.
Bring plenty of colorful fabrics, you mostly require small pieces, bear in mind the design you think you will choose. The background and border can have as much detail as you wish but I have kept the sample simple so you can focus on the design. No sewing machine required
6hr class contact me for further details
Beautiful Bovines 1 Day
In this 1 Day class students will work from a choice of cow patterns and start work on a fabric collage. In this class you will learn my raw edge fabric collage technique that uses glue and no fusible. The cutting method is intuitive, forgiving and uses no pattern pieces. Using a lively color palette students will have fun, sharing fabrics, using up scraps and getting creative. I’ll also explain success in using an abstract color palette and how to make your own patterns photographs.
Faces Class 2 or 3 day
In this intermediate class you will learn to enlarge a portrait from a 10 x 8” photo into approx 24” x 24” design. Using various fabrics Jane will guide you in making the ‘face’ using her raw edge appliqué technique. Over the 2 days you will have the opportunity to work on the fabric collage and also on the 2nd day Jane will explain the free motion quilting on the piece and if you are ready you will have the opportunity to free- motion quilt.
Jane will provide a plastic sleeve grid, 8 ½” x 11” and paper to draw the pattern onto.
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Pet Portraits 2 or 3 day class
In this 2 or 3 day class students will learn to enlarge a photo of a pet to about a 24” size design. Using a variety of fabrics we will trace and fussy cut these fabrics and apply in a raw edge collage appliqué technique. On the 2nd day we will refine the fabrics and design and then start free motion quilting the pet portrait.
A close up of your pets face probably works best. Bring along a color 8 x 10” photo in both color and black and white. I will provide paper for the enlargement.
Tips and Tricks for making T Shirt Quilts
1 Day Class
I have been making T Shirt Quilts full time for over 2 years making quilts form around the USA from my Etsy shop. In that time I have developed ways and techniques for making the most of this style that is now growing ever more popular.
In this class I will share with students the best way to design the quilt with the T Shirts you have to use, every one is different! Share a variety of designs and options and how to combine cotton fabrics with the shirts to help stabilize them.
Although the quilt wont get finished during this class students will get it mapped out, cut and blocks started before continuing on at home.
6 hr class contact me for more details.
Transforming Neckties into Quilts. 1 day class
In this class you will learn how to make quilts using men’s neckties. Jane will teach you how to simply strip down the ties to get the most out of the tie and the fabric. You will learn how to make string pieced blocks and design a simple quilt. You will also learn a couple of other blocks that are great for showing off those old ties.
Unique family bookcase and Photo quilt. 1 day class
Learn how to print photos onto fabric, then use them to design and make a unique photo quilt. The bookcase design allows you to adapt the pattern to your own size and style using any number of photos that you have. A basic pattern will be available.
Small Sunflower Wall hanging shirt. 1 day Class
Great class for beginner fabric collagers. Choose from one of my sunflower patterns or bring your own to create a raw edge appliqué wall hanging. Using a variety of fabrics including scraps we will fussy cut and trace shapes and then glue then onto the design before free motion quilting. The quilt can either be finished as a 15" hanging using a binding or stretched onto a 12” artist’s canvas.
Pattern and canvas for $5
Chickens Raw edge collage Applique. 1 day Class
Using one of my patterns for a chicken or rooster I will guide you through the process of making a colorful wall hanging. The choices of fabrics is important here so bring a selection of patterned and textured fabrics can be small pieces or scraps. The background is improve pieced and the chicken laid on top. If time allows and you start to free motion quilt this piece is a great canvas for practising and trying out new patterns.
1 hr Lecture $400
6hr class up to 20 students $500
Email me for confirmation and details.