Workshops: (All skill levels, unless noted)
Hands on learning, fun, and experimentation are the emphasis during workshops. Online workshops available
Class: Grow with the Flow
6 hour class with sewing
Easy techniques and beautiful colors lead to this cute little sprout project.
- We'll go with the flow and do some free rotary cutting for the background. SO easy and fast!
- Next, we'll do some "Fussy Fusing" for the plant. It's a technique for fusing lots of small pieces of fabric into one larger shape. Also easy and fast.
- Finally, you'll learn how to finish your quilt with a facing.
A one day class with lots of "growth!" (Yes, pun intended.)
(One day without sewing or 2 days with sewing. Two days strongly recommended.)
Class sample: Cosmo Cotillion
Note: Your quilt will look entirely different, since you'll design it from your own photo
This class will help take the fear out of design. Using your own nature photo, you’ll learn how to interpret it in fabric. Multiple group and solo exercises will give you the skills and confidence you need to start your own design. A raw edge collage technique will ensure maximum flexibility and speedy results.
These are just a few of the
things you’ll be learning:
- Creating a sense of depth.
- Identifying and placing a focal point.
- How cropping can help a composition.
- Getting your fabric to do the work.
- How to work with raw edge collage.
Note: No artistic skills are needed, but artistic courage is required. Kit fee. Maximum 15 students.
- Supply List
- Wonderful Student's Results
- See some of Ellen's nature quilts, along with the photos that inspired them
Class: Instant Art Quilt (3 hours or 6 hours)
Class sample: After Image
ever bought a fabric that’s so gorgeous you were hesitant to
cut it up? Now, you
can use the beauty of that fabric to QUICKLY and easily make a
fantastic art quilt! Following
Ellen's instructions, you’ll tear your fabric, then arrange
those pieces onto a base fabric, following a predetermined plan. Your results are guaranteed
to be awesome. Not
only that, but this process is so fast you'll be quilting by the three hour mark. Students in the 6 hour class will go home with a completely finished quilt with a hanging sleeve already attached! You’ll
be amazed at your quick and beautiful results! Maximum 15 students
Class: Adventures in Double Reverse Applique
Check out the killer projects for this class! You'll finish the apple in class and start on the pear. This raw edged appliqué technique is extremely accurate. Ellen's tricks for staying organized will ensure that your class time is efficient, productive, and free of frustration. You'll also learn tips for making your own DRA patterns. Note: This class is for intermediate quilters. Participants must be familiar with free motion sewing. Kit fee. Maximum 20 students
Student's comment: [A new member and I] both felt, just by looking at the pictures of your examples, that this was way over our heads and very advanced so I said, "Well, lets sit together and we can console each other". So we did. Boy were we wrong. We both had no problems with the workshop and both turned out beautiful awesome apples. Thank you so much for this wonderful workshop. You made us all feel comfortable and at ease yet you were so knowledgable....The apple is already quilted and I am so proud of it !! Now all kinds of ideas are swimming around in my head. Joan Williams
Class: Adventures in Color (6 hours, no sewing) Kit fee
want to learn more about using color to enhance your quilts? Then this is the workshop
for you. Using
paper only, you'll work through a series of exercises that will make
you an expert by the end of the day!
Along the way you’ll learn the answers to these
questions and many more:
- Where can I get inspiration for quilt colors?
- How do you work a color wheel? Why is it useful?
- What goes with my favorite color? What would be a good accent color with it?
- Why don’t all these blues match?
- What is a neutral, and how do I choose one?
Maximum 20 students
Sample workbook page
Lectures: (45-60 minutes, All skill levels)
Lectures are informative, inspiring, and maybe even a little challenging. Clear visual aids and explanations make concepts easy to understand. Beautiful quilts, and encouragement will send you home with new confidence and enthusiasm. Note: These are projected lectures, so the room will need to be darkened.
From perfect points, to messy raw edges, Ellen Lindner has done it all. Follow along on her creative journey, as you view beautiful quilts, hear inspiring stories, and learn valuable techniques. Ellen is very eager to encourage creativity in others, and will share many ideas to spark your own artistic adventures.
Lecture: Adventures in Color