Velda Newman

Velda Newman is an internationally recognized contemporary quilt artist, author and lecturer from Northern California. Known for her large scale, mostly organic designs, Velda creates original quilts of exceptional beauty and craftsmanship. For the past 18 years Velda’s work has appeared in many national and international exhibitions and has been featured in over 30 publications, including Quilter’s Newsletter and Threads magazine. She lives in Northern California, is the mother of 4 and the grandmother of 11.

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Workshop: Layers – Color, Shape, Texture & Form

This class throws all the rules of stringent design out the window. First we will explore machine stitching techniques for texture and shape. Next will be the basic lessons for how to paint on fabric. Using acrylic paints, learn how to get “color, shading and form” into a piece. We will also be using other mediums, such as resist, pencils and Copic inks for detail work.

We will be working with an overhead projector. This will give us a choice of sizes (up to 3′ x 3′) to choose from, for the composition. Bring photos of simple, defined shapes, such as flowers, fish, fruit, veggies, birds; these ideas work best for this class. Stuck for ideas? I will bring some design sheets with me that you may purchase for $8.00 a sheet.

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