Feeling confident in choosing color and fabric combinations for a quilt is challenging and intimidating for many quilters.
Join artist and quilter Gerald Schwab as he walks you through using the color wheel and how to apply that knowledge to choosing and using fabric for your quilts.
While there will be no sewing, this will be an interactive class in which students will gain a deeper understanding of contrast and value, identify color inspiration in the world around them, and use technology to help in the planning and execution of making their quilts.
This class is for anyone who wants to experience color and fabric in a new way.
Gerald graduated from the Columbus College of Art and Design with a BFA with a focus on painting, drawing, and a little printmaking. He took up knitting in 2002 and quickly acquired a huge fabric stash. His sister introduced him to quilting in 2012 and he now has an equally large fabric stash.
Gerald is known for his exciting and unexpected color combinations and uses them in all of his quilts. Making landscape quilts was a natural progression for Gerald, as they grew out of his love of collage art. Besides “stepping outside the box”’ in regards to color, Gerald also believes that in art quilts, a quarter inch seam allowance is really just a suggestion. In his classes, he supports and encourages his students to apply what they’ve learned through lots of practice.
Gerald recently retired after 30+ years of working in training and development for the Columbus Metropolitan Library. He now has even more time to sew and create beautiful projects.