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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Quilt Hawaii 2010 Heliconia painting class


                                             This year Quilt Hawaii 
is on  the Big Island again , this time  at the Waikoloa  Beach Marriott Resort & Spa in Waikoloa. my class is all about the lovely heliconia and  we will be  painting flowers and fabrics. there are so many kinds of heliconia with the most amazing  colors .
 i have added some  paintings and also some with  machine quilting paired with  yardages painted in  above  photos.  drawing skills are  not required as i have a good method  of sharing some  artistic  skills. please note .....i have been at this for decades. basically , it  really helps to  have some good material, tools,  and the time set aside to have fun. and encouragement helps! i can't teach you to be an artist but can share with you some  of the techniques  i have collected to put you on the road. ultimately you must do the work  in your studio or  on the kitchen table or under a  shady tree. i am a facilitator, mostly.

this is always one of the best days of the year for me  as we get to play with color and fabric and discover talents and techniques  and make new friends. i have done this  most summer fun project since 2000 and look forward to it once again this year.
 i am having an all day class #303 , it is on  Friday July 2, 2010.
 i bring the all  paints and  some  tools and samples to draw out the artist within.
check out the site below  for brochure with information.


lillian lee said...

Hi Sonja, I am bummed that I won't be at the show this year and will not be able to take your class. Hope to make it next year.
Lillian Lee ,

sonja said...

Lillian, i am likewise bummed as you are such a a part of our "summer fun" at QH. you will be missed! I might just have to post that photo of you and the 2008 class fabric ladies can-can!

My Creative House said...

Hi Sonja thanks for visiting my blog and for your sweet comment om my doll, your painting on fabric is wonderful, love the flowers and the quiltning around them, I'm now a new follower of your blog.

sonja said...

Anni, your work is amazing using all the things i love of a vintage feel.i will vist often to see the art you share!

Creative Grammie said...

Aloha Sonja;
I hope I can hop over to the Big Island and attend the conference this year.
I like your blogsite and your work is beautiful. I'll enjoy checking your blog from time to time; mahalo for sharing.

sonja said...

aloha creative grammie.thank you for the kind words. we all have so much to share like the joy of hand made goods!