February 2015 -- Portraits in Fabric Workshop

Program is pleased to announce the February 2015 speaker and workshop facilitator,

Valerie Wilson of Winnipeg.

Her presentation ‘Not one of your Grandmother’s Quilts’ will be followed with a three-day workshop: Portraits in Fabric. Her piece ‘Rupert and his Brother Waiting for Gladys’ featured on the 2014 Quilt Canada’s NJS catalogue won Judge's Choice - Karen Menzies.Valerie Wilson sample work1


Have you ever wanted to create a portrait of a friend, or family member, in fabric, but you don’t know where to start? Or have a fear of not being able to do it? This is the class for you!

You will learn how to create a portrait based on a photo that you provide. You will learn how to develop a pattern from your photo, choose appropriate fabrics and the steps needed to build the quilted portrait. This class focuses on a head and shoulders picture done in raw edge appliqué.


Workshop Friday to Sunday February 20, 21 & 22, 2015 at the UofA HE Apparel Design Lab.

Hours 9:30am to 4:00pm; lunch provided by Rockin’ Robyn’s Diner.

Supply list and pre-workshop preparation pdf Valerie Wilson sample work2

Workshop investment for members is $180 and $200 for non-members.

Registration begins guild night, November 19th.

Contact Dawna at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or T: 780.467.4791

Visit - Website: http://www.fibreartnetwork.com/artists-gallery/ValerieWilson/236