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Schedule of Shows, Classes & Events:


Scroll down to see the full schedule, and check back often for the latest updates.  
Thanks!  
~ These classes are for all skill levels. ~
(More detailed descriptions of the classes are on the Classes page.)  
Class for the Thimbleweed Quilters in Rio Rancho, New Mexico      


                               Thursday, July 6, 2017
                                    Butterfly Garden Wallhanging, starts after the meeting, around 11:00am till 2:00pm
                                    Create a beautiful flower garden adorned with butterflies and dragonflies, using fabric and fusible web. It's easy, and with no
                                        sewing, anyone can do it! Patterns are already printed on freezer paper, so there is no tracing. Then choose from thousands of
                                        Debbie's fabrics to make a butterfly garden all your own. Make some of the butterflies 3-D, so they stand out, literally! Each
                                        student's garden will be unique. Debbie will demonstrate how to wrap your 12”x16” wallhanging around a stretched canvas and will
                                        also talk about quilting options, for those who plan to do quilt theirs. (No quilting is done in class, so you don’t need to bring a
                                        machine!) A handout is included.  See more examples of this class on the Butterfly Garden page.
                                        $35 includes everything to make the wallhanging. Just bring your sharpest small-to-medium sized scissors or borrow Debbie's.


Want to take this class, but you're not a member? Annual membership is only $29 and they're a really fun group, very talented and happy to share their knowledge. They meet twice monthly in Rio Rancho. Visit their website/blog for more information: http://thimbleweedsquiltgroup.blogspot.com/​. You must pre-register for this class.
If you have any questions, contact Debbie at 505-362-2675 or debbie@debbiejones.com

Vendor Booth at Quilt-A-Fair in Longmont, Colorado      

                                                                 Friday - Saturday, September 22-23, from 9:00am till 5:00pm
                                                                
                                                                 Debbie will have a vendor booth at this always wonderful show; please stop by and say hello! She will be offering
                                                                                books, patterns, hand-painted & ice-dyed fabrics, scarves & other one-of-a-kind wearables, along with metallid
                                                                                fabrics, precision scissors, specialty notions, foiling supplies and more new stuff. Samples for all her fabric art
                                                                                classes will be on display, including fabric landscapes, seascapes, butterfly bouquet, fantasy fish, suedes, cards
                                                                                anjewelry/mini-art, along with quilts that feature her unique fabrics. Come see the new Silk Fusion pieces and 
                                                                                new wallhangings featuring Silk Fusion! It's quite unique and can make your quilts truly special. There will also be 
                                                                                a display of three-dimensional Silk Fusion Vessels, with lights! 
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This show will be held at Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont, Colorado. For more details, please visit Colorado Quilting Council's website 
or contact Debbie at 505-362-2675 or debbie@debbiejones.com.  
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Announcing ... for a limited time only:

Summer Classes at Debbie's home in Albuquerque, New Mexico (in the NE Heights off Spain between Juan Tabo &Tramway).
With only 2 to 4 students per class, you'll receive very personalized instruction in a relaxed setting! 
(Note: If any classes fill, they will be offered again the next day.)


                                Saturday, June 10, from 9:00am till 1:00pm 
​                                    Silk Fusion Vessels                                                                    
                                    Learn to make these exquisite vessels by choosing a vase, then bonding silk fibers to it using a special varnish. Once dry, remove it
                                    from the vase, and you have a beautiful silken vessel. Insert an electronic candle to light up a room with a soft glow that highlights
                                    the silk fibers. You'll enjoy playing with all the fibers and choosing just the right colors for your vessel. These fibers are incredibly
                                    soft yet so strong when bonded together. Add some Angelina fiber, Firestar, yarns, threads or other embellishments for sparkle or
                                    just for fun! The varnish does not make the vessel shiny or overly stiff, just sturdy enough to hold its shape. It will still be soft and
                                    textured and oh, so touchable. There's nothing else quite like it! Debbie will also demonstrate how to bond fibers permanently to a
                                    glass vase, as pictured on the bottom of the first Silk Fusion Vessels page. A detailed handout is included, and you'll keep the screens
                                    to help you make more vessels at home. They make great gifts! See more examples of this class on the Silk Fusion Vessels pages
                                    $49 + tax includes all materials and supplies, plus a handout. Just bring a box to carry your vessel home in, some old towels to
                                    prop it up, and an empty wine bottle, if you have one, to place the vase on. (You can bring your own vase if you want, per the instruction
                                    in the Welcome Letter (sent out prior to class), or you can borrow one of Debbie's vases, leave it there and then pick it up in a couple
                                    of days after it dries.) 



​               Pre-registration is required, due to the lengthy prep time for classes and for time to order supplies; 
call 505-362-2675 with questions or to pre-register.

You can pay by phone with a credit card, or Debbie can email you a Paypal invoice,
 or you can mail a check made out to Debbie Jones, to PO Box 16681, Albuquerque, NM 87191. 
These classes will be held at Debbie's house in Albuquerque's Northeast Heights, off Spain between Juan Tabo & Tramway.  
A welcome letter will be emailed to you, with the address & directions, and details about the class.
(Cancellation policy: 7 days advance notice before class date for a full refund or reschedule.)
Please call  505-362-2675 if you have questions, or email debbie@debbiejones.com.


                                    Thursday, June 29, from 10:00am till 5:30pm
                                Fabric Painting  (Semi-private class, only 2 students, very personalized instruction!) 
                                    Join the fun as you learn 12 techniques for painting on fabric, including some that look like they're airbrushed (but they're not)!
                                    Leave class with 4 yards of hand-painted fat quarters, that's 16 pieces total, and no two will be alike. We'll play with scrunching, sun
                                    printing, sponging, stamping, pleating, tilting and splattering.  We'll twist and twirl, and do shibori too! We'll even paint skies and
                                    water, experiment with masking and more. Easy techniques, no prior experience necessary, but watch out -- fabric painting can be
                                    addictive! You can do all 12 techniques in class, or just watch the demonstrations if you "run out of gas" in the afternoon, and then 
                                    try them at home. A detailed handout is included, for reference when painting more fabric on your own. See more examples on the 
                                    Painted Fabrics pages.  Note: A sunny day is necessary for this class, so if it rains, we'll need to reschedule; if that happens, you will
                                    be given the option of rescheduling or getting a full refund.
                                    $80 + tax includes all paints and supplies, plus a handout. Just bring a lunch and 4 yards of fabric cut into fat quarters.                                                        




                                Saturday, June 17, from 9:00am till 4:30pm 
​                                    Silk Fusion Wallhangings                                                                  
                            Create your own "fabric" with silk fibers and other fibers & threads bonded with textile medium. This
                                    technique results in the most lustrous one-of-a-kind fabric that can be used in quilts, fabric decollage,
                                    wearables and all kinds of arts & crafts projects. Silk Fusion can be fused, stitched or quilted, but
                                    stitching is not required. In the morning, you'll make a piece of Silk Fusion in your choice of colors, taking 
                                    it home to dry later. Then in the afternoon, you'll choose one of Debbie's many pieces of Silk Fusion and
                                    choose one of 3 designs: (1) solid silk fusion fused on a background then quilted with decorative stitches
                                    and threads/yarns (no free motion!), or (2) thin silk fusion floating over a background that shows through,
                                    with fabric prints "fussy cut" and fused then quilted (or not!), or (3) choose one of Debbie's many stencils,
                                    then cut shapes out of silk fusion to make a wallhanging like the wheat/leaf one shown, or like the feather
                                    piece on Silk Fusion Page 1. Depending on your design and fabric choices, your wallhanging with be
                                    completely unique. No need to bring a sewing machine! Debbie will demo a number of stitching and quilting
                                    techniques, along with how to wrap fabric art around a canvas for a "gallery finish", and you're welcome to
                                    take photos. A detailed handout is included.  See more examples of this class on the Silk Fusion pages.
                                    $79 + tax includes all materials and supplies plus a handout, except for background fabric and
                        fusible web for the wallhanging. Oh, and bring a lunch! You'll go home with 2 pieces of silk fusion 
                                    (a $60 value) plus supplies, and of course, the wallhanging. You'll be able to make lots more silk fusion 
                                    and wallhangings like this on your own after this class.      







                                
~ Scroll down for more classes at Debbie's house this summer ~


Pre-registration is required so Debbie can order supplies and have time to prepare before class; 
call 505-362-2675 with questions or to pre-register.

You can pay by phone with a credit card, or Debbie can email you a Paypal invoice,
 or you can mail a check made out to Debbie Jones, to PO Box 16681, Albuquerque, NM 87191. 
These classes will be held at Debbie's house in Albuquerque's Northeast Heights, off Spain between Juan Tabo & Tramway.  
A welcome letter will be emailed to you, with the address & directions, and more details about the class.
(Cancellation policy: 7 days advance notice before class date for a full refund or to possibly reschedule.)
Please call  505-362-2675 if you have questions, or email debbie@debbiejones.com.


Summer Classes at Debbie's home in Albuquerque, New Mexico (in the NE Heights off Spain between Juan Tabo &Tramway).
With only 2 to 4 students per class, you'll receive very personalized instruction in a relaxed setting! 
(Note: If any classes fill, they will be offered again the next day.)


                                        Saturday, July 15, from 9:00pm till 1:00pm
                                   Fabric Decollage Greeting Card Class  
                                           Learn to make one-of-a-kind greeting cards by fusing fabrics onto blank card stock, and embellishing them with Debbie's stamps,  
                                        inks and embossing powders, making 4 cards and envelopes in class. No stitching is required, and no prior experience is needed. These
                                        cards can be made for special occasions or as elegant note cards - it's your choice! With hundreds of fabrics and cardstock colors to
                                        choose from, your cards will be one-of-a-kind! They're even nice enough to be framed, for lovely, inexpensive gifts. Bet you can't
                                        make just one! Learn lots of tips and tricks in this class. It's a great way to use small fabric scraps. A handout is included. Debbie will
                                        also demonstrate how to make Suedes, which are similar to the cards, but fusing fabric to suede matboard and finishing with fabric
                                        round the edges so they're ready to display as small art pieces. See samples on the Cards Pages and on the Suedes Pages
                                        (Click here to see a recent Card Class.)  
                                        $39 includes everything to make 4 cards and envelopes, loads of fabric and supplies, plus a handout.






                                Saturday, July 15, from 2:00pm till 6:00pm
                                Fabric Decollage Jewelry and Miniature Art                                
                                    Learn to create jewelry you’ll treasure for a lifetime! Imagine making pins, pendants and/or earrings using beautiful fabrics and
                                    fusible web with unusual trims and jewelry findings. With no sewing, it’s easy and fast using Debbie’s quick-fuse techniques. Make
                                    your choice of four pieces of jewelry: pins, pendants and/or pairs of earrings. You’ll go home with finished pieces! When the pins
                                    and pendants aren't being worn, they can be displayed on tiny easels as miniature art! Make them whimsical, or make them elegant,
                                    it's your choice with hundreds of different fabrics and jewelry findings to choose from. A handout is included, for a reference
                                    when you make more jewelry and miniature art pieces at home. See examples of this class on the Jewelry Page
                                    $45 includes everything to make 4 pins, pendants and/or pairs of earrings and/or mini art pieces, plus a handout.

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                                Saturday, July 29, from 9:00pm till 1:00pm
                                Screen Printing Class   
                                       Learn to print designs on fabric and wearables using different types of screens, including a screen you make in class and take home.
                                    It's easy, and the designs are perfect for quilts and clothing. Bring fabric and/or clothing, scarves, aprons, bags, anything made of
                                    fabric that you'd like to add designs to, as long as they can be laid out flat. Experiment with different kinds of paints, inks and even
                                    shaving cream to get spectacular results! You'll make a screen in class that you can take home to do more printing. Working indoors, 
                                    we won't need a mask but will wear gloves to keep paint off our fingers. Lots of tips and tricks, plus a detailed handout. Screen 
                                    printing is fun for all ages. This is a great way to make your quilts, wearables and other fabric art extra special! See more examples 
                                    of this class on the Screen Printed Fabrics page.
                                    $45 includes everything except fabric, plus a handout. Just bring 8 pieces of fabric or wearables and a drawing for your screen,
                                                                                                                                                                                               or use one of Debbie's drawings.





                                                                              

                                Friday, June 30, from 10:00am till 5:30pm  -- or --  Saturday, July 1, from 10:00am till 5:30pm
                                Ice Dyeing & Tie Dyeing  (Semi-private class, only 2 students, very personalized instruction!)
                                    Create your own unique fabrics by sprinkling dyes over ice covered fabric. So beautiful, similar to batiks, only better! First we'll 
                                    prepare the fabrics in a soda ash solution, then the real fun begins. Bring any fabric (or scarves, t-shirts, etc.) made of natural fibers
                                    like cotton, silk, rayon, wool, bamboo or blends of these. Learn different ways to scrunch, twist, twirl, fold, clamp and your fabric to
                                    get different patterns. Choose your dye colors and watch the magic as the dyes melt over the ice! Wear old clothes and shoes, and
                                    we'll use masks and gloves for safety with the powdered dyes. We'll also use liquid dyes on folded and tied fabrics to get starbursts
                                    mandalas, swirls and more. A detailed handout is included. Many easy techniques, no prior experience necessary. This is a great way 
                                    to make your quilts, wearables and other fabric art truly special! See more examples on the Dyed Fabrics and Dyed Wearables pages.
                                    $85 + tax includes all paints and supplies, plus a handout. Just bring a lunch and 8 to 10 pieces of fabric or clothing.   
                                Saturday, June 24 from 9:00am till 4:30pm
                                Fabric Landscape Decollage Class
                                       Make a unique 11"x14" fabric landscape, in any style or color scheme, finished in one day and ready for a frame! It will look like a painting – 
                                    a “fabric painting”! No stitching needed, and no experience is necessary. With many chances to change your mind as your work evolves
                                    throughout the day, it’s easy and fun. Bring a landscape photo for inspiration, or choose from hundreds of Debbie's pictures in class. 
                                    Then choose from thousands of Debbie's landscape fabrics to make your special scene. No templates or patterns are needed.
                                    Instead, you'll learn free-form cutting techniques to create a fabric landscape all your own. She will also show you how to alter this
                                    technique so your finished decollage can be quilted or stitched later, if you prefer, and will also discuss mounting and framing options
                                    for those who want to do that. You'll finish your fabric landscape in class! See class samples on the Landscapes pages and the
                                    Student Gallery pages of this website.
                                        $65 + tax includes all materials and supplies, plus a handout. Just bring a lunch!