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Rayna Gillman
Workshop from Sun. 19 to sat. 25 August 2018 (full) and Sun. 26 August to Sat 1st Sept
Quilt art: creativity and composition*

Click here to download the application form (in French)

Rayna Gillman an award-winning artist, works spontaneously to create one-of-a-kind quilts without a pattern. An internationally known teacher, she infuses her students with a sense of play and encourages them to use the words “what if?” as they experiment in their own work.

Rayna has appeared on U.S. T.V and her book, Create Your Own Free-Form Quilts is a best–seller. Her first book, Create Your Own Free-Form Quilts, was nominated for two book awards. She is at work on her third book, which will be published in 2018.

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The workshop

Has your creative muse taken a vacation? Take one yourself and come create original quilts without patterns, without worries! Come without a preconceived idea and let the piece evolve while you cut and design spontaneously. In my opinion, you need to have fun if you want to create. In my class, there are no rules; there are only possibilities.

Day 1
Watch the magic as you slice, dice, then combine strips, squares, and rectangles in new ways, without planning. You will experiment with new ideas, and if you don't like the result, cut it again and add another piece of fabric!!

Dayr 2-3
You'll create new work directly on the design wall, experimenting with different layouts. And you'll use our camera as you go along to document your progress and make changes.

Days 3-4-5
We will have discussions, both individual and group, on color, design, and composition. You will learn how to look at your own work with a critical eye and find design solutions if you're not happen with it.

Go home with a totally new way of working, and lots of ideas for your next quilt. This way of creating original quilts will tempt you to never again plan in advance!

* The workshop will be held in French. When needed, in English.


Back to the calendar - Detail of the painting sessions (in french)