Art Quilt Design Intensive with Denise Labadie

5 Days Monday – Friday, July 22-26, 2024

This five-day workshop focuses on art quilt composition and design, fabric painting, quilt top texturing and construction techniques, and quilt finishing. The workshop will discuss the comparative strengths, benefits, effects, and use – basically, the what, when, why, and how – of raw edge appliqué, turned edge appliqué, reverse appliqué, insetting, free-form strip piecing, couching, and “thread shadowing” (a variation on thread painting). Students are asked to bring an enlarged quilt-size photograph (or sketch) to inspire and help guide their fabric painting (desired colors, palette, etc.), and to serve as a rough template for quilt top composition and construction.

Denise’s workshops are very hands-on and are strongly focused on helping develop individual student confidence and technique-related experiential exploration and learning. Her objective is to teach re-useable and replicable techniques and “lessons learned” skills that students can both personalize and expand on once away from the classroom.

Supply fee: $40

Optional fabric kit: $75.00

All QBL workshops begin on Monday and end on Friday. Workshops are from 8:30-4pm daily. Students check in to their dorms and move into classrooms on the Sunday before the workshop begins. There is a welcome dinner with a lecture Sunday night.

All Levels