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Quilt Workshop: Light Up Your Landscape
Apr 22 @ 9:30 am – Apr 23 @ 4:00 pm

Quilt Workshop: Light Up Your Landscape

Enjoy a two days of textile fun with Gloria Loughman“Light Up Your Landscape” workshop on April 22nd and 23rd, from 9:30am – 4pm,  at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

“Light Up Your Landscape” is a two-day workshop with the world-renowned quilter, Gloria Loughman, She will be focusing on design principles, color schemes as well as quilting techniques.

Light is one of the most powerful tools that an artist can use in a composition. Fusing small squares, rectangles or diamonds of fabric, students can build up a landscape background that is full of light, contrasts, and drama. In this class, design principles including perspective and focal point will be outlined, and a variety of colour schemes will be displayed and discussed. Participants will then design their own wall hanging working from a photos, sketch, or picture. Fusing, invisible machine appliqué, free motion stitching and quilting techniques will be included. This workshop is suitable for new and experienced quilters with patterns, hand dyed and painted fabrics available in class.

The class fee $250/$225 (VAC member) materials not included. (see list below)
Participants will be able to use their own materials. Gloria will have her hand-dyed materials for sale.





Please bring a photo or sketch as inspiration. A simple scene with a beautiful or dramatic sunset sky and silhouette foreground is the most appropriate for this class.

Sewing Machine in good working order, machine manual, tools and accessories including a darning foot and walking foot. An open toed embroidery foot would also be very useful.

Pen and notebook
Pencil, eraser, cellotape, black medium felt tipped marker (e.g. Sharpie)
Large sheet of white paper – needs to be at least as big as proposed quilt size (can join). Rotary cutter, patchwork ruler, cutting board, optional small square (6 1⁄2 or 4 1⁄2 inches) Pins – lots of straight pins
1 metre (yards) of Freezer Paper
2 metres (yards) of fusible web – e.g. 24 inch Steam a Seam 2 Lite recommended. Narrower widths will also work well but you will need more.
Thread to blend with background and foreground fabrics.
size 80 topstitch needles
Scissors (both fabric and paper), Seam Ripper, tweezers
Batting – A little bigger than proposed quilt size. Suggest cotton, wool or any other thin batting. If not sure of size – I would suggest batting about 20 ins by 26 ins)


Background – Bring a range of fabrics that blend well together in the colors needed for the background. It may work out that you actually only use three or four background fabrics, if they contain a range of colours. The important thing is for the fabrics to blend or overlap so that the color graduations are quite subtle.

Foreground- Choose fabrics to match your foreground details such as trees, buildings, foliage etc

Backing fabric – The same size as batting – suggest 20 ins by 26ins

There will be suitable hand dyed and painted fabrics available for sale in the classroom as well as optional patterns and variegated threads.


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