Lorraine Turner

Sun, August 8 to Sat, August 14 2021

Whale Of A Good Time with Lorraine Turner

Medium: Fiber

Level: Intermediate

Location: Studio

Status: Open For Enrollment

Instructor's Website: https://calicohorses.com/

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This workshop is for students who have experience with raw appliqué, free-motion sewing, and thread painting and can work independently. Lorraine is a professional animal communicator and students will begin each day with a brief meditation to allow their heart energy to connect with the animal—this breathes life into the art, as a relationship develops and the animals begin to “speak.” Students will learn how to illustrate a fabric collage using fabric and thread as well as creating custom texture stitching over water soluble stabilizer.

They will also learn step-by-step techniques, such as:

  • How to tap into intuition, rather than rules, going with the flow
  •  How to create custom lace using water soluble stabilizer
  • How to choose fabrics that accentuate the anatomy
  • Raw-Appliqué using only pins, no fusing or glue
  • Thread painting


About Lorraine Turner

Lorraine burst into the world of textile art in 2018 with a 26-piece special exhibit at IQF in Houston, just two years after creating her very first art quilt in 2016! In that time, she has become an Aurifil Thread Designer, FreeSpirit fabric designer, BERNINA Ambassador. She’s been featured in several quilting magazines, the Quilt Show with Ricky Tims, and QuiltingArts TV with Susan Brubaker Knapp. Lorraine teaches and lectures internationally.

She brings a lifetime of creative experience to her textile art. A commercial artist for forty years, Lorraine is the winner of two Emmy Awards as a lead designer for the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers and recipient of multiple awards at the San Diego International Comic-Con in her role as Art Director of the Library of American Comics. She is also an author and motivational speaker who strongly believes in moving thought into action.

Lorraine has established a unique place for herself in the world of textile art. She combines her varied experience as a watercolorist, commercial artist, and television animator with her love for all things fabric to create multi-textured, one-of-a-kind textile art. She has yet to meet a fabric embellishment she doesn’t like!

The overriding passion behind her textile art comes from her activity as a professional animal communicator. She illustrates the conversations of all of the creatures she meets and uses her fabric art to raise awareness and funds for endangered animals. Look for hidden elements of plants and animals within Lorraine’s work, as she symbolizes the dynamic relationship between all species sharing the natural resources of our planet.

The clean lines, exaggerated color and bold brushwork depicted in comics has also influenced her art—and you could say that endangered animals are her superheroes.

Lorraine works from her studio in Clearwater, Florida.

Learn more about Lorraine Turner on her website: https://calicohorses.com/


Rates & Enrollment

Day Student Tuition: $730.00

Full 5-Day Package*: $1,834.00-2,002.00* + 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 bring a friend and split a room (double occupancy).

Get more information about your options to enroll here.