Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Fiber Artist, Anita Luvera Mayer, will be conducting a two-day workshop, November 14th and 15th "Mud Pies for Adults" or Fun Ways to decorate Fabric and Paper.

This workshop is for anyone who likes to play but wants limited rules! Each participant will complete a reference art journal notebook as they make small fabric and paper samples using paste paper, resists, fabric crayons, paint sticks, marbled tissue, foiling, burned felt, stamping and much, much more. "Stations" of each technique will be available so that everyone has the fun of trying innovative ways to decorate cloth, wrapping paper, greeting cards and journals. This is an introduction to your creativity along with an inspirational journal of ideas and instruction. This workshop is for all skill levels.

If you are not familiar with Anita's work you can "Goggle" her name and visit her work at various sites.

For registration information contact Debi at

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Colleen Wise, local artist, author and teacher, will be teaching a one day workshop "Casting Shadows with Discharge".

Create a 3-D illusion on your quilt! In this workshop you will learn to create leaves (or other objects) that appear to float on the surface of your quilt. There's nothing difficult about this process and the results are amazing. "Discharging" is the process of removing dye from fabric. We'll use bleach in a controlled way to create the perfect background. Adding the leaves or other objects to this background creates the illusion of "floating" above the surface of your quilt. It's okay if you haven't learned to dye - this is a different process altogether. Easy enough for beginners and a fun surface design technique for experts.
The workshop is scheduled for July 12th, 2009, Sunday, 9:30 to 4:30. Enrollment fee is $60 per person. E-mail Debi at to get a registration form and to reserve your place in this workshop.