Zoomin' the Workshops!! (

Please refer to course descriptions below)

 

If you are a beginner, the "Quick Step" class is going to be for you.  We will meet 3 times in a week for lectures, demos and you will be doing your homework between sessions.  

 

 I am now offering my "Dancing With The Wall" advanced class as a 2-wk, 3 days/wk Zoom Class.  This is a combination of lectures, demos and you doing homework to complete a full-size Dancing Improv Quilt.  

NEW!!!  I will work with you one-on-one in private lessons.  If you are seeking a more intimate, tailored-to-you experience, we can design a workshop together on a schedule that works for you.  

IF YOU CAN ROUND UP A SMALL GROUP OF LIKE-MINDED QUILTERS (6 PEOPLE MAX), LET'S TALK ABOUT A WORKSHOP AT A REDUCED RATE.

PLEASE GO TO "NEWS" TAB FOR DATES AND PRICES OR CONTACT ME AT hixsonir@utexas.edu 

Dancing With The Wall: Improv Irene-Style

Two day class (16 hrs)

 

A fast-paced two-day workshop introducing the method of building a quilt one piece of fabric at a time, the way I build my own.  You will receive “tools” to use as building blocks, lots of individual attention, tips for piecing, composition and color. You will let your self-conscience and creativity drive your process to a unique expressions of your aesthetic and process. At the end of the workshop you will have most of a small quilt finished and an amazing sense of accomplishment!

Let go of your inhibitions! Tap into your creativity!

Dancing With The Wall:  Improv Irene-Style Quick-step

All day class (7-8 hrs)

Using only two contrasting colors, you will learn how to construct the individual components used to make an improv Irene-style quilt. You will discover how fun it is to make many types of  stripes, triangles, squares and curves in new and original ways. Take home a 20-24” pillow top or mini-quilt ready to quilt as well as all the techniques to jump into a full size improv quilt.

Dancing With The Wall:  Improv Irene-Style Line Dance

All Day class (7-8 hrs)

Have you admired the very skinny lines that dance across the surface of many new quilts? The lines can be straight, curvey, wiggly, short, long.  They make a “drawing” and can create a pattern, a random creative expression, or even a portrait.  Sometimes the lines are balanced with larger pieces of fabrics or inset dark into light or light into dark or both! Come play with line and take home a small quilt top or large pillow top ready to quilt. 

Voltron

3 day workshop

A fun 3 day workshop turning strips of fabric into "new striped fabric" and then cutting them into triangles and such and then transforming them into a, well, a transformer!