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Dimensional Thread Painting with Joyce Hughes

Want to learn Dimensional Thread Painting but think it's too hard?

Join award-winning, self-taught quilter/fiber artist, and author Joyce Hughes for an introduction into thread painting. 

In this class you will start with a beautiful panel (included with the class) to create a piece of art!
You will learn the proper steps of dimensional thread painting and find it to be a fun and creative technique. You will explore the various thread selection, setting you your machine for stitching techniques with free motion quilting of zig zag and straight stitching. See the fabric come to life as you sew and layer threads on top of your design. 

You will use thread as paint and sew with different types of threads and color combinations. You will learn how to create interesting texture and dimension to your quilt project.
You will leave with a full knowledge of dimensional thread painting and create a one-of-a-kind piece of art!

Techniques Taught: Dimensional Thread Painting, Crystal Embellishment, Blocks and Squaring a Quilt, and Much More!
No prior experience required!

About Joyce

Joyce Hughes, from Kintnersville, PA, is an award-winning, self-taught quilter, fiber artist, and author. Her first quilt was a tee-shirt quilt, which she enjoyed making, but felt limited in the ability to express her artistic capabilities. Within several months, she began to design pictorial landscape quilts using raw edge applique, thread painting, and a variety of embellishments. Never knowing the "rules", she broke a lot of them, but with exciting results!

Amazingly, her first art quilt, "Mother's Day", was entered into a national show and won a blue ribbon. This has led to numerous awards, recognitions, and opportunities in the quilting world. Several proud accomplishments for Joyce are: "McCall's Quilt Designer 2012 - Professional Category" for McCall's Quilting Magazine; and also an endorser and sample maker for Northcott and Timeless Treasures fabrics, and Ambassador for Mettler Threads and Brother Sewing. 

Currently, Joyce's second book, Thread Painting a Garden Quilt (released October, 2020) focuses on raw edge applique and thread painting to add shading, highlighting, and definition. Joyce's first book, Creating Art Quilts with Panels is focused on working with fabric panels to create dimension and texture with threads and embellishments, and creating a style of of her own! Joyce loves to teach and share her tips. One of her greatest accomplishments is when a student creates their own art work following Joyce's Dimensional Thread Painting!  

More of Joyce's works can be found on her website - Joyce Hughes Originals

Class Cancellation Policy
Mark your calendar carefully since all admission
and class tickets are non-refundable.
Please send someone in your place 
if you are unable to attend the Festival.

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