New Teacher for MAQ 2014

We are delighted that Barbara Dahlberg will be one of the new teachers coming to MAQ 2014. She will be teaching 202 Autumn Leaves Art Quilt on Saturday and 302 Quilt Ikebana on Sunday.

Here are some additional descriptions that Barbara sent about her classes,

“Hi!  I’m Barbara Dahlberg and this is my first time teaching at MAQ. I’m thrilled to be included and can’t wait to meet all of you.  I’m pleased to offer my class Quilt Ikebana on Sunday. This Japanese art form has much creative inspiration for quilters and I look forward to sharing with you what I’ve learned and how you can use the principles and designs in your work.  For the class I’ll provide my design of a summer Ikebana arrangement in fabric featuring calla lilies.  You can easily change the season by making a different flower.  For example, chrysanthemums are a good choice for fall and can be made easily using broderie perse, cutting them from a piece of medium to large scale fabric printed with the flower (and you don’t have to cut out all those petals, just those around the edges).  Background and border fabrics should also be chosen to reflect the season if you are making this change. 

My other class this summer is Autumn Leaves Art Quilt.  This quilt began with collecting the beautiful leaves I found while taking a walk one fall morning.  I let them dry, pressed them in between pages of a phone book (I still have those) and then made patterns from the leaves.  I’ll give you copies of my patterns for the class, but if you have your own collection of pressed leaves and would like to personalize your quilt please bring them along.  The leaves don’t have to be from autumn, green ones will do as long as they are pressed.  You can change the color to a fall hue with the fabric you choose. If you are pressing green leaves put them between pieces of paper toweling before placing in a phone book or just under a few heavy books. 

Please email me at barbaradg@comcast.net  if you have any questions, need some help, or just want to say hi.”

You can see additional examples of Barbara’s art quilts online in her gorgeous galleries found in Barbara’s Art Quilts.