Joe Cunningham - San Francisco, CA

Joe Cunningham has been a professional quilt artist since 1979. He has written essays on the subject for museum catalogues, books, and magazines. His book Men and the Art of Quiltmaking was the first book on its subject. He travels throughout the country to give lectures and workshops on quiltmaking. He has been seen on the Peabody Award-winning PBS series Craft in America, the HGTV series “Simply Quilts with Alex Anderson,” as well as “The Quilt Show” with Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson, and others. Cunningham has written or co-written 12 books and performed his musical quilt show, “Joe the Quilter,” for guilds and theaters nationwide. His quilts are in the permanent collections of the de Young Museum,  Shelburne Museum, Newark Museum, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, and many private collections.

He has been invited to give lectures in museums and colleges across the country, including the de Young Museum, University of Michigan, Chicago Art Institute, Shelburne Museum, and International Quilt Study Center and Museum, National Quilt Museum, and San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles.

5 Day Class: July 22-26, 8:30am - 4pm, Big and Bold: A New Comfort Zone

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Rosalie Dace - Durban, South Africa

I am obsessed with light and color, and love the rich contrasts resulting from the juxtaposition of cottons, silks, velvets, brocade, and sheers. I love traditional quilts but want my quilts to say something about their time and place in history and come directly from my life. As a teacher and artist, my aim is to fill my students with confidence and the excitement I feel about creating art in fabric and fiber. I aim to guide them in the direction of their interest in a non-threatening, supportive environment so that they create more than they thought possible.

ONLINE 5 Day Class: July 22-26, 9am - 4pm, Which Way Is Up?

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Helen Geglio - South Bend, IN

Helen Geglio received her BFA in studio art from the University of Michigan and also holds an MS in education from Indiana University. In her work as an artist, she creates hand-stitched fiber artworks and has been represented in local, regional, and national exhibits. Most recently her work has been selected for Fantastic Fibers 2023, Quilts=Art=Quilts 2022, Artist as Quiltmaker 2022, Quilt National 2021 and Visions: Interpretations 2021. Helen regularly exhibits with SAQA Global Exhibitions and the Surface Design Association.

“The lives of women, and how we are connected to textiles, is what interests me as an artist. I collect worn clothing, domestic linens, and sewing scraps, and then I construct meaning from these pieces of cloth. I enjoy the process of working with materials that have passed through other hands. The idea of women’s work is a recurring theme in my art, so I use hand stitching and embroidery to hold the pieces together, to bind the layers and gather the textile detritus of the everyday into a new whole.”

5 Day Class: July 15-19, 8:30am - 4pm, Exploring Hand Stitching

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Paula Kovarik - Memphis, TN

Paula Kovarik creates art with stitch and fabric. Her intuitive line work travels the surface of her work as if a meditation has become solid. Inward thoughts become outwardly apparent through slow and studied attention to detail.

Kovarik’s award-winning fiber art has been recognized by Quilt National, Quilts=Art=Quilts, World of Threads, and FiberArt Now Excellence in Fibers exhibitions, among others. She has been profiled in American Craft and FiberArt Now magazines. Her work is featured in Art Quilts Unfolding – 50 Years of Innovation and Art Quilts International Abstract & Geometric. Kovarik shares her ideas and techniques in workshops and in her book, At Play in the Garden of Stitch. Her work has been collected by the International Quilt Museum in Lincoln, NE, and the International Airport in Memphis, TN, as well as several private collections.

5 Day Class: July 22-26, 8:30am - 4pm, Alter Ego Stitch and Collage

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Denise Labadie - Lafayette, CO

Denise Labadie started art quilting in the early 1990’s. Now an internationally recognized artist, her focus is largely on sharing her art and knowledge as a featured exhibitor, lecturer, and teacher at national and major exhibitions and venues worldwide.

Her work has been featured in solo exhibitions at the UK Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, England, the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden, CO; Le Carrefour Européen du Patchwork in Alsace, France; and the U.S. National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY. She has also exhibited at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles in San Jose, CA; Patchwork Gilde Deutschland in Celle, Germany; the International Quilt Festival of Luxembourg in Wilwerwiltz, Luxembourg; Quiltfestival Noord Groningen in Rottum, the Netherlands; the China International Patchwork Invitational Arts Show in Beijing, China; and the Quilt Festival in Korea in Seoul, South Korea. In 2024, she will be a featured (solo) exhibitor at the Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum in Washington.

Teaching, lecturing, and workshop highlights include teaching landscape design and contemporary art quilting workshop and retreat at Georgia O'Keefe's Ghost Ranch, Hudson River Valley Art Workshops, and Séminar Post Carrefour in France. She has taught multiple workshops in China, South Korea, Spain, Italy, Luxembourg, Germany, The Netherlands, Ireland, and across the USA, and teaches an annual master class near her Colorado home.

5 Day Class: July 22-26, 8:30am - 4pm, Art Quilt Design Intensive Workshop

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Elin Noble - Langley, Washington

Elin Noble is a textile artist and dyer. From 1992-1996, she was Lab Manager at PRO Chemical & Dye, a dye distributor in Fall River, MA. She is author of the 1998 award winning book, Dyes & Paints: A Hands-On Guide to Coloring Fabric. Noble has lectured and conducted workshops across North America, France, Denmark, the Netherlands, Hungary, Japan, and South Korea. Her cloth and quilts have been exhibited in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Hungary, South Korea, and China. She lives in Langley on Whidbey Island, WA, and maintains a studio in the neighboring town of Freeland.

5 Day Class: July 15-19, 8:30am - 4pm, Natural Dyes: Developing a Personal Language

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Joy O. Ude - Philadelphia, PA

Joy O. Ude is a mixed-media artist and designer. An American-born child of Nigerian immigrants, Ude explores the concept of duality in her artwork. Ude earned her MFA in Fiber Arts from the University of North Texas in 2013. Her work has been included in regional and national shows, including CraftTexas and Fiberart International. Her 2021 solo show, 9ja Vision: The Fiber and Mixed-Media Work of Joy O. Ude, was featured at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. Ude teaches fiber-based workshops nationally, most recently at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Ude is currently teaching art at KIPP Charter Schools in Philadelphia.

5 Day Class: July 22-26, 8:30am - 4pm, Personalized Surfaces

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Victoria Findlay Wolfe - New York, NY

Victoria Findlay Wolfe's work balances between art quilting, traditional and modern quilting styles, and reflects her passion for exploring the fine art of quilting in the modern age. A farm girl raised in Minnesota, her influences are heavily based on her grandmother’s scrappy colorful quilts. She considers her process as an artist/storyteller by incorporating memories of life, travels and nature to all that she does.

Findlay Wolfe is an international award-winning artist and quilter.  She teaches and lectures on Creativity and Process, is a fabric designer, author, and an online shop owner, where she sells her own products. Her quilts have traveled all over the globe, including Japan, Australia, London. She is proud to be a quilter, a mother and a wife, as family always comes first.

5 Day Class: July 15-19, 8:30am - 4pm, Florid Flashes Double Wedding Ring Variation

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Sherri Lynn Wood - Cincinnati, OH

Sherri Lynn Wood teaches improvisational quilting as a creative life practice and is considered a leader in the modern improv quilting movement. Her best-selling book The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters: A Guide to Creating, Quilting & Living Courageously (Abrams, 2015) provides frameworks for flexible patterns and creative exploration, along with practical instruction in stitching techniques and intuitive color.

Ever since Wood unwittingly defied the sexist dress code at Wiley Junior High School with a modest sundress of her creation, she experienced sewing as a source of creative expression, subversive resistance, and personal empowerment.

Wood won a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant, two MacDowell Fellowships, and numerous artist residencies, including Recology San Francisco, where she undertook the task of presenting a body of work made entirely from materials scavenged from the city dump. She holds a Master's in Fine Arts in sculpture from Bard College and a degree in Theological Studies from Emory University.

5 Day Class: July 15-19, 8:30am - 4pm, Flower Power Bias-Strip Curves

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