My mother taught me to sew as a young girl and, after receiving a sewing machine as a wedding gift, I have never stopped sewing. My interest turned to wearable art about twenty five years ago. I enjoyed creating one-of-a-kind vests and jackets for boutiques in Northern California for ten years. I also taught classes including ribbon weaving, projects using soluble stabilizers and painting on Steam-a-Seam. Every kind of hand applied embellishment captures my attention and imagination. Recently I have begun painting on canvas in a modern and abstract way using stencils, stamps, screen prints and whatever else I can get my hands on. Like fabric embellishment, the possibilities with painting are endless.
I love thinking about, working with, and teaching color! Degrees in design and journalism led to a career as a free-lance writer of decorating and remodeling books for Sunset. I wrote about color for the home then, but my real passion has always been color and design in quilts. Join me at Zephyr to learn all about color–and how it can help you to create quilts you love!
I’m the author of The Quilter’s Color Club (C&T) and articles for McCall’s Quilting, American Patchwork & Quilting, American Quilter, and Modern Patchwork. I live in Grass Valley, CA, where I sew in a light-filled room, surrounded by fabrics I love.
- Website: www.christinebarnes.com
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- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChristineBarnesDesign
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- The Quilt Show: “Special Effects with Color,” a “Classroom” series, www.thequiltshow.com
I have combined my 30+ years as an illustrator and letterer with my passion for quilting, wearable art, and polymer clay. Being predominantly left-handed and right-brained makes for a different take on combining tools, mediums, and design to make something unique. I teach both quilt and polymer clay workshops, they are equally fun and expressive! See the links below for more information and photos.
- Website: http://www.sandrabruce.com
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- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sandra-Bruce-Creative
- Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sandrabruce/
- Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/misslefty/
As a young girl it was simple Barbie clothes and fashion shows with blankets for gowns. As a teenager I began a 25-year career in all things fabric, with 16 years as the owner of a full-service fabric store. I have come full circle and feel blessed to be able to create clothing patterns, re-purposed garments, and accessories that are easy to sew and fun to wear. Piece them, quilt them, bead them, felt them—the possibilities are endless.I’m always working on my next pattern as well as projects for quilting and crafting magazines.