Joe Cunningham

Sun, October 27 to Sat, November 2 2019
All About Bias with Joe Cunningham
Medium: Fiber
Level: All Levels
Location: Studio
Status: Open For Enrollment
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In this workshop, Joe Cunningham will teach participants how to make and use bias tape for both abstract and pictorial quilts. Using both commercial bias and handmade, Joe will teach his techniques for creating images with these bold lines. Fashioning landscapes, figures, or freewheeling areas of densely applied lines, participants will learn how to start and stop, how to conceal ends, how to make tight and gentle curves, all while learning how to envision this new kind of design for quilts. At the beginning of the week, you will create a pieced background on which to work using Joe’s free piecing techniques. Joe will supply both black and white bias tape.

About Joe Cunningham

Joe Cunningham began making quilts professionally in 1979, after a ten-year career as a musician in Michigan. His early mentors were steeped in the history and traditions of quilts, leading Cunningham to a life of study in quilt history and a love of traditional technique. Over the years his quilts have evolved into a unique, personal style. His quilts are in the permanent collections of museums, as well as in numerous private collections. Cunningham’s 11 books on quilts include the 2010 book “Men and the Art of Quiltmaking,” (the first book on the subject), a museum catalogue for the Shelburne Museum’s exhibition, “Man-Made Quilts: Civil War to the Present,”  and his essay for the de Young Museum show “Amish Abstractions: Quilts from the Collection of Faith and Stephen Brown.” His column for the national magazine The Quilt Life is called “Biased and Edgy.” He has been seen on the Peabody Award winning PBS series “Craft in America,” the HGTV series “Simply Quilts with Alex Anderson”, the PBS series “Sewing with Nancy” and on “The Quilt Show” with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims.” He gives talks about quilts and teaches workshops nationwide.

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Rates & Enrollment

Day Student Tuition: $680.00

Full 5-Day Package*: $1,664.00-$1,832.00 + Service Charge & Tax

*5-Day Workshop Package includes: Tuition for 5 full class days, 6 nights of dinner, lodging, breakfast, daily cookie and fruit breaks, unlimited coffee and tea, and welcoming wine and cheese reception. Your choice between a room to yourself (single occupancy) or find a buddy and split a room (double occupancy).

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