Kim Brownell Fabric Artist and Teacher 5716 Layton Drive North Highlands,CA 95660 (916) 539-5516 firstname.lastname@example.org
My teaching style is very relaxed. I will provide plenty of group instruction, along with helping individual students with their projects. I want everyone to have fun and get inspired while learning new techniques.
Lectures: Approx. 45-60 min. $300.00 (pricing does NOT include transportation, food, or lodging).
The Wackydoodle Trunk Show - his presentation follows my quilting journey through a variety of different techniques. Sometimes realistic and sometimes totally wacky. My collection is a truly eclectic trek.
Challenges: What to do? You are calmly sitting in your quilt group enjoying life. Then you hear " The challenge for this year is....". Does panic set in? Do you want to participate, but not sure what to do next? Learn good ideas on how to approach challenges, where to find them, and why everyone should participate in them.
Yes, you can put it on your quilt! Over the years I have learned how to put just about anything on my projects. Due to the Wackydoodle nature of my personality and as a fugitive from the "Quilt Police" I have discovered things can be attached to a quilt without thread. What, without thread?! In this lecture, learn ways to use adhesives in your projects. How to glue fabric to fabric or anything else to fabric. Enjoy seeing the many samples in a trunk show, plus take home a handout for future reference.
Refillable Notebook Cover Your notebook will never be the same again. Learn to make a unique cover for a composition notebook using fun fabrics and trims. The notebook is fully replaceable. Once one is filled up, simply insert a new one in it's place. This is a fast, easy, and fun project. Make one for yourself and many more for gifts. 3 - 6 hour class - Your choice ($12 Kit fee per student)
Quilted Jigsaw Puzzle Technique With this technique students can combine two hobbies, because it is very much like piecing together a jigsaw puzzle. A raw-edge fusible applique is used leaving a negative space between each piece. The background fabric can be in any color, but if black is used the piece will have a wonderful stained glass look. This is a fun class for both beginner and experienced quilters. There are 6 different patterns to choose from. 6 hour class (Plus $20 kit fee per student)
Happy Villages Try a new fabric collage technique. Create your own one-of-kind village using Karen Eckmeier's free form building blocks from here book "Happy Villages". Any style of village works - a seaside villa, a cityscape, or cliffside abodes. Try a fantasy or holiday variation. Anything goes! Get ready for a fun-filled fabric adventure. 6 hour class
Accidental Landscapes Embark on an adventure in free form cutting and topstitching. Create the landscape of your dreams using Karen Echmeier's quick and playful technique from her book "Accidental Landscapes". These small landscapes are so fun and fast most students finish during the workshop, taking home a completed project. 6 hour class
Layered Log Cabins Try this new take on a classic quilt pattern - the log cabin. No need to match points or make blocks the same size. Use Karen Echmeier's free form cutting and topstitching technique from the book "Wiggles & Waves". Beginners and seasoned quilters alike learn how to relax and break out of the traditional quilt box, 2 day Workshop
Small Animal Collage Learn a basic collage technique using Kim's animal patterns. These small projects finish quick and easy. You will be able to make anything out of the finished piece - a pillow, tote bag, or attach it to a stretched canvas. 6 hours
Textile Fun Create a 4" x 6", 5" x 7", or 6" x 8"postcard style quilt and mount it on a stretched canvas. These make great gifts. This is a fun, relaxing class. Try new techniques. Play with fabrics, trims, and embellishments. Just relax and create. 3-6 hour class - your choice.
Fabric Blackout Learn a fun, simple technique. In this short class you will trace a fun pattern, black out the negative spaces, then quilt around the positive spaces. You will take home a beautiful, but easy small quilt that looks complicated. 3-6 hour class - your choice.