Saturday, February 20, 2010

Nancy Wells is teaching Flowers for Your Basket (Parts A & B)

Nancy Wells, a Guelph, Ontario quilt artist and 22 year member of the Royal City Quilters’ Guild, has won several awards for her quilts and is known for her fine appliquĂ© work and love of three-dimensional flowers. Nancy’s quilts have appeared in the Ontario Juried Quilt Show, the Grand National, the Pacific International Quilt Show, the World Quilt Competition, the Vermont Quilt Show and she will have two quilts in Quilt Canada 2010. She has attended the Elly Sienkiewicz Applique Academy in Williamsburg, VA, and was the winner of the Academy’s Block Challenge and Scholarship in 2008.

"Flowers for Your Basket (Part A)" is a three hour class suitable for all skills levels. Filling a basket with more realistic flowers is always a delight and students will learn how to make several three-dimensional flowers to start you on this journey. They will be making yoyos, rose buds, bluebells, asters, bellflowers, five-petalled flowers, centre tufts, folded leaves and ruched flowers. Nancy will also be discussing how to embellish these flowers with embroidery floss or beads and showing students how to make tiny stems.

In "Flowers for Your Basket (Part B)" students will continue filling their basket with realistic flowers that will inspire and intrigue. In this class students will be making pleated daisies, cornflowers, graduated, ruched roses, folded strip roses, small violas, rickrack flowers and if time allows, a wire ribbon rose. Nancy will discuss simple ways to embellish these flowers.

Class details to come.