Making beautiful flowers, concentric patterns, block design, and experimenting with exotic fabrics are all included in this workshop. Learn Sue’s layered construction technique for cutting, assembling, and arranging flowers as she has done in her extensive Flower Series quilts. This workshop will give you the opportunity to use gorgeous fabrics and expansive color—plus, the construction method can be applied to other designs. Create a Floral study quilt (about 16”x16”), then move on to a larger, more involved art quilt with surprising complexity and power.
For those, who may be taking this workshop for a second time, you will have the opportunity to expand on these concepts. Sewing machines are optional – they are not needed, but you may bring them if it’s easily transported.
About Sue Benner
While pursuing a degree in molecular biology and masters in biomedical illustration, Sue Benner created her vision of the microscopic universe in painted and quilted textile constructions. Her early work propelled her to become a studio artist in 1980, working primarily in the medium which later became known as the Art Quilt.
Sue is an innovator in her field, creating original dyed and painted fabrics which she combines with recycled textiles to form fields of structured pattern, vivid beauty, and riotous variation.
Sue’s artwork is in many private, corporate, and institutional collections. She also lectures and teaches workshops nationally and internationally in the fields of surface design, textile collage, fused quilt construction, and artistic inspiration. Her work has been juried into Quilt National seven times, and she served as a juror in 2009.
Living in Dallas, Texas, with her husband, Craig Jett, and their two sons, Sue works in her studio built in the backyard of their family home. However, a part of her heart resides still in her home state of Wisconsin.
Learn more about Sue on her website; http://www.suebenner.com/index.html
Rates & Enrollment
Day Student Tuition: $690.00
Full 5-Day Package*: $1,674.00-$1,842.00 + 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).
Get more information your options to enroll here.