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Techniques, Techniques, and More Techniques of Thread Painting with Joyce Hughes

Take your quilt to the next level with this Technique Class!

Join award-winning, self-taught quilter, fiber artist, and author Joyce Hughes as she guides you on a journey to create a one-of-a-kind piece of art using your domestic sewing machine. 

In this class 8 techniques will be covered and applied to a beautiful panel. You will learn step by step basic instruction for: 
1) Free Motion Quilting
2) Dimensional Thread Paining 
3) Trapunto
4) Multiple Overlays Application
5) Various 3-D Layering
6) Bobbin Work
7) Blocking and Squaring a Quilt
8) Crystal Application

More importantly, you will learn the proper steps of creating these numerous techniques, why, and when to apply them to a quilt.

You will see the effects of various supplies, and how they can create added interest of texture and dimension to a piece of art - your piece of art!

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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