Join us for the Opening Reception Friday, July 19, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
One of the premier contemporary quilt exhibits in the country, this international exhibit showcases the best work of artists who are pushing the limits of the medium, working with new techniques and materials and creating breath-taking and beautiful art.
2019 Jurors: Ann Johnston, Vicki Carlson, and Louisa Smith.
Special Workshop with Guest Juror Ann Johnston
Ann Johnston: Make Your Own Mark
Saturday, July 20, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. (with 1-hour break for lunch)
Carnegie Center for Creativity, 200 Matthews St., Fort Collins
$85 Registration Fee (Spaces are Limited)
Starting with the basic information, Ann Johnston will demonstrate surface design techniques using thin and thickened dyes. The group will be able to see the step by step process that goes into a fabric with layered colors and patterns. There will be samples and handouts to further explain the “hows and the whys” of the processes. Ann will address the dye questions from beginners as well as experienced dyers.
Ann Johnston is best known for her hand-dyed silk and cotton quilts, seen in exhibitions since the 1980s. During her years of quilt making and fabric dyeing she has authored and published many books, including: The Contact: Sierra Nevada, Dyed and Stitched, The Quilter’s Book of Design, 2nd Edition, Speaking in Cloth: 6 Quilters, 6 Voices; Color by Design: Paint and Print with Dye, 2nd Edition, Color By Accident: Low-Water Immersion Dyeing, and a 4.5-hour DVD: Color by Accident: Exploring Low-Water Immersion Dyeing. Since 2011, she has been working on a series of large-scale quilts called The Contact. It has most recently been seen in the United States at the Fort Collins Lincoln Center, Nevada Museum of Art and The Bellevue Arts Museum; and in Europe at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham and Carrefour Européen du Patchwork in France.
Ann attributes her artistic interests to an open mind and an ability to keep learning, studying independently and continuously wherever she lives and travels. See www.annjohnston.net for images and videos.
For this workshop, Ann will be demonstrating her techniques, students will not be dye their own fabric. Ages 18+, no prior experience required.