Schedule of Shows, Classes & Events:
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These classes are for all skill levels.
(More detailed descriptions of the classes are on the
Lectures and Classes for the Tucson Quilters Guild in Tucson, Arizona
Tuesday, May 9, 2017, Guild Meeting starts at 7:00pm
and Wednesday, May 10, 2017, Guild Meeting starts at 9:30am
Lecture: Fabric Scraps Become Fine Art
Stretching the boundaries of what can be done with fabric, Debbie encourages quilters and other fiber artists to see their work as fine
art. She will show lots of samples along with slides, explaining how she “accidentally” developed her fusible technique and sharing how it
doesn’t take any art training to create beautiful fabric decollage (a cross between decoupage and collage) without the time and planning
required in quilting. Of course, stitching or quilting can also enhance these pieces. Not to replace quilting, but adding to it, this is a great
way to work with all those leftover fabric scraps. Add a mat and frame, and voilá, it’s fine art! This will open up a whole new world to
fabric lovers – you'll never look at fabric the same way again!
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Fabric Landscape Decollage
Create a beautiful landsape using fabric and fusibles, with no stitching! In this one-day class, you’ll complete an 11"x14" fabric landscape
of your own design, ready to be framed. It will look like a painting – a “fabric painting”! No experience is necessary. Anyone can make
these! With many chances to change your mind as your work evolves throughout the day, it’s easy and fun. These landscapes make
wonderful gifts, since they can be designed in any style or color scheme. If you prefer, Debbie will show how to alter this technique, so
your finished decollage can be quilted or stitched later, at home. Detailed handout included. See more examples of this class on the
s and also on the
Student Gallery 2
Student Gallery 3
pages of this website.
Friday, May 12, 2017
Silk Fusion Wallhanging
Create your own "fabric" using silk fibers/roving and other threads/fibers 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, though stitching isn't required. We'll each make our own Silk Fusion in the morning, 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 her 3 designs to make your
own unique wallhanging. Stitching is not required, but students are encouraged to bring their sewing machines so we can add more texture
and design to this beautiful, translucent Silk Fusion. A detailed handout is included. See more examples of this class on the
If you have any questions
click here to visit the Tucson Quilters Guild's website
or contact Debbie at 505-362-2675 or
Vendor Booth # 21 at the Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Friday - Sunday, May 19-21. Open 10am-5:00pm all three days.
Show with displays by many different fiber guilds, and lots of cool vendors too!
Debbie will have a vendor booth at this wonderful show, please stop by Booth #21 and say hello! She will be offering
books, patterns, hand-painted & ice-dyed fabrics, scarves & other one-of-a-kind wearables, along with metallic
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 and
jewelry/mini-art, along with quilts that feature her unique fabrics. Come see the new Silk Fusion and new wall-
hangings featuring Silk Fusion! It's quite unique can make your quilts truly special! There will even be a display of
three-dimensional Silk Fusion Vessels.
This show will be held at the Manual Luhan Building at Expo New Mexico in Albuquerque. For more details, please visit
contact Debbie at 505-323-3835 or
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