Posts Tagged: Quilting

Spring Session I Class and Open Studio Schedule

Hello all! Spring session is off and running! You still have time to sign up for some of the end-of-week and weekend classes, so don’t miss out. Here’s the session I class and open studio schedule. Open studio will start on Monday, April 3rd. See you all in the studio! -Nora

Printed Patchwork

As a longtime Lillstreet Textiles student/monitor/teacher, I always get the most excited when I’m combining printing/dyeing with sewing.  It feels great to use both sides of the department!  Thus, I’ve been experimenting with silkscreening dye onto patchwork.  This actually started a few years back, when I was still relatively new to silkscreening on fabric.  In… Read more »

Fabric Painting Experiments

One of the great perks of my residency here at Lillstreet has been the space and time to get messy and play with various surface design techniques, like dyeing, screen printing, and relief printing.  I am very attracted to the idea of transforming found fabric and making it my own via the aforementioned methods. To… Read more »

Improvisational Quilting

*** Improvisational quilting? What is that? It’s more expressive way of piecing. It is an intuitive and playful process, more like painting or making collage than traditional, block-based, precise methods of making patchwork. The improvisational method involves cutting with scissors and/or rotary cutter, but not always with a ruler. Sometimes improvisational patchwork has a wonky… Read more »

Weaving at Lillstreet!

This winter we are going to be introducing weaving to Lillstreet. It is enjoyable, simple to learn and you can do it almost anywhere. The most exciting thing about weaving on a frame loom are the endless possibilities. There can be lack of order, chaos in your methods, but in the end a cloth –… Read more »

Quilt Workshops

Mastered half square triangles? Made a few log cabin variations? It’s time to expand your piecing vocabulary and I can help you out! I’ll be offering two workshops in November, “Piecing Curves” and “Foundation Paper Piecing”, highlighting indispensable techniques that will allow you to move your piecing into exciting new terrain. Details are below. Join… Read more »

AiR Slide Talk: Tonight!

JOIN US for an evening as we meet these talented emerging artists and welcome them into our community. Our resident artists devote a year to strengthening their practice by learning, working and teaching under one roof. Come hear more about their ‘road’ to Lillstreet Art Center and their plans for what lies ahead. WHERE &… Read more »

Quilting an End to Police Violence

Quilts have always served as a form of memory. They are used to mark births, deaths, marriages, and anniversary. They are passed down through generations, charting a path from mother to daughter. They preserve our histories, in the form of t-shirt pieces, scraps of baby blankets, worn out work shirts, a square from a favorite… Read more »

Extraordinary Effort, Spectacular Failure

I have work in a show that opened last Friday night! If you’re in the area (downtown/west loop), you should stop by and check it out! **** Extraordinary Effort, Spectacular Failure Friday, March 6, 2015 to Thursday, March 26, 2015 @ the Chicago Artist Coalition // 217 N. Carpenter St, Chicago, IL 60607 **** I have two pieces… Read more »