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Color Explorations 1

Color is the first thing most of us notice when we look at a quilt. Learning to use it better can be an important step in making fabulous quilts. We'll start with some color basics, make some useful value charts and a color wheel in fabric and move on to color exercises that will broaden your color vision.

Supply List

  • 6" squares of two multicolored printed fabrics you love for their colors
  • 6" squares of two multicolored printed fabrics you dislike for their colors
  • Photo of a scene from nature in which you see a beautiful color grouping
  • Sketchbook or notebook
  • Scissors for fabric and paper
  • Glue stick
  • Selection of small scraps of fabrics, as many solid and monochromatic colors you can find in your stash, up to a 3" square is ideal*
  • Selection of small scraps of fabrics, as many multi-colored prints you can find in your stash, a 6" square is ideal*
*Classroom scrap bins will be available for student use to enhance color selection

Skill Level: beginner
Skill Details:
Materials Included: Kit for chart and color wheel included
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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Included Materials



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