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Design Essentials 1 via ZOOM

Join this in-depth Design Series to learn all about the most essential Design Principles and Elements!  You will be doing an exercise each month to learn about one or more principles and elements which will give you an enlightening insight into the tools to make your quilts sing. Share your exercise during the next month's class where fellow classmates will engage in a critique session that will help unravel the understanding of design..and yes, you will learn how to critique each other's exercises!  We will have exercises on value, balance, color, the illusion of depth, scale, and more.  You will have an edge on making your quilts better if you take this class!

Class times are all Central Daylight or Central Standard time. A ZOOM link will be sent before class time to the email address provided at registration. All classes will be recorded and the link shared with students for future review or in the event of not being able to attend. 

This is a lecture and critique class. For the first class please present via screen share your first quilt and your last quilt, or your worst quilt and your best quilt, or any two quilts - or even one quilt - so we can start learning how to do a critique.  If you do not have any quilts or you work in a different medium, share a couple of samples of your work. Have paper/notebook and pen/pencil at hand to take notes if you wish.

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details:
Instructor: Lorraine Torrence
Instructor Bio: Lorraine holds a BFA in Art and an MFA in Sculpture but started making quilts in 1971. She has been teaching quilting since 1972 and has taught on the national circuit as well as in other countries. Her love of clothing mixes with quilting skills and results in wearable art that has been exhibited in 3 Fairfield Fashion Shows, 3 Bernina Fashion Shows, and 7 AQS Fashion Shows. She has won numerous awards in the AQS Fashion Show and has judged that show and other wearable art shows several times. She owns two lines of garment patterns and has written 3 books on quilting and design. Now, slowing down is inevitable, but Lorraine will continue with her website presence and continues to teach locally and regionally.

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.