classes & Lectures...

 
 

Whether you are a trained quilter or someone just beginning to discover the wonderful world of textiles, these workshops are for you.


GREAT CLASSES ...

Master quilter Judy Villett is happy to offer workshops at 100 Braid Street Studios or to travel to your guild or group location. Judy is a respected textile artist known across Canada and in the USA for her clarity and innovation in the classroom. Her work has been shown in Canada, USA, Britain and Japan.


These classes will provide you with:

  1. -Personalized, individual instruction

  2. -Group interaction (learn from each other)

  3. -Extensive samples

  4. -Step-by-step instructions

  5. -Immediate feedback


Location:

  1. -Spacious, well lit and comfortable classroom

  2. -Surrounded by art studios working in a variety of media

  3. -Easy access from Braid Skytrain station, parking available in front

  4. -Fridge, microwave and tea and coffee facilities

  5. -Practical demonstrations


If you have any questions about any of these courses please contact me.

 

available classes...


Sampler Class: A taste of colour theory



Dates to be announced.

(3hr class)


Colour is a powerful tool for artists in all media. This class is suitable for all skill levels and anyone interested in using colour. In this sampler class you will absorb the basic concepts of colour: hue, value and intensity. As you look at samples and make your own colour wheel, value and intensity scales using kits provided. These take-home reference sheets can be laminated and used as a permanent guide. The three dimensions of colour will come to life as you look, touch, taste, listen and move! Wear your favourite solid colour, black, white or grey shirt/top. Do the colour wheel dance, value scale shuffle, and the intensity chorus line and get a taste of the emotional aspects of colour... What makes you feel happy or sad? Colourful treats provided.



A taste of colourwash



Dates to be announced.

(3hr class)


An artistic method of blending 2” squares of printed fabric to create Impressionist-style images. Learn which fabrics to select and how to cut and store them in preparation for your first design class. Option to bring fabrics from your collection that you think might be suitable. We will play with a small fabric value scale kit (included).


Contact Judy for more information.

Colourwash: Shady corner



Dates to be announced.

(Day and a half)


Shady Corner Project is designed to make you comfortable with special fabrics and techniques used to blend 2” squares into an Impressionist-style landscape. Grow from a dark, mysterious corner into full light where a butterfly dances. Add a contrasting border for greater drama.


Day 1: fabric check and palette arrangement

(no sewing machine)

Day 2: design wall (no sewing machine)


Materials list: upon registration

Prerequisite: “A Taste of Colourwash”


Contact Judy for more information.

Colour and Design School

Dates to be announced.

(10 day workshop)


Sessions 1, 2, 3 and 4, spread over 5 days.

No classes over the weekend.

Sessions 5, 6, 7 and 8, spread over 5 days.


Colour Wheel Fabric Kit $50

Materials lists/prep e-mailed upon registration. NOTE: No sewing machine required.


Suitable for all skill levels.


Learn the rules and how to break them! Immerse yourself in colour and design concepts, and stimulating field trips. See COLOUR AND DESIGN SERIES description.


Contact Judy for more information.




your Canada



Dates and times to be announced

(Four 3-hr sessions)


Materials lists/prep e-mailed upon registration.

NOTE: Please bring in your own sewing machine.


Use Judy’s original design, based on 2” squares, to piece a maple leaf with side-bars - 33” x 20”. Combine a variety of reds or choose your own colour/print theme. Learn to make quick half-square triangles. Add machine quilting and embellishments to further personalize this great graphic symbol.


Contact Judy for more information.


Colour & Design Series



Dates and times to be announced

(8 one-day classes)


Materials lists/prep e-mailed upon registration.

NOTE: No sewing machine required.


Add power and vitality to your work, whether it is original design or making the most of patterns and books. Concepts and vocabulary of colour and design will improve skills, confidence, appreciation and enjoyment. Hands-on exercises with paper and cloth on worksheets create a greater understanding of the collection and use of materials. Apply colour concepts to quilting, weaving, knitting, home décor, rug hooking or surface design.


Contact Judy for more information.


Machine Quilting

(One day class)


Class Kit $20

Materials lists/prep e-mailed upon registration.

NOTE: Sewing machine required.


Explore tools and techniques used for machine quilting, functional or art quilts. Basting, pattern transfer, thread and needle choices will be explored on class samples using a walking foot for straight line quilting and a darning foot for free motion quilting.


Contact Judy for more information.


Appliqué basics

(One day class)


Class Kit $20

Materials lists/prep e-mailed upon registration.

NOTE: Sewing machine required.


Appliqué is defined as: the cutting out of one material and affixing to the surface of another. Direct appliqué layers materials on top of the backing and each other. Reverse appliqué cuts through he top layer to expose layers beneath. Various samples of hand and machine appliqué will be constructed using kits provided.


Contact Judy for more information.


fabric postcards

& Art Trading Cards

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(Two day class)

Class Kit $10


Materials lists/prep e-mailed upon registration.

NOTE: Please bring in your own sewing machine.


These small works of art may be mailed or matted and framed. Collage and layer fabrics using heat-set fusible web and a heavy stabilizer. Designs will be created in a 12”x 24” unit which can be fused, quilted, then cut into the desired size. This “mass production” is fast and spontaneous, creating unexpected designs. You provide the theme, using whimsical or dramatic fabrics and realistic or abstract design.


Contact Judy for more information.


Play with overlay



(One day class)


Class Fabric Kit $40

Materials lists/prep e-mailed upon registration.

NOTE: No sewing machine required.


Have fun putting colour theory into practice. Use the Judy Villett Colour Wheel fabric kit and Grey Scale kit. Use fusible webbing to anchor the pieces, then machine appliqué to create a convincing illusion of transparency.


Contact Judy for more information.

Tubular quilts

(One day class)


Kit $15

Materials lists/prep e-mailed upon registration.

NOTE: Bring your own sewing machine.


Pick a theme that suits a vertical 3” tube format... ie. trees, layers, colour study, rock strata, landscape. Bringing your own fabric you will piece and quilt at the same time making a sleeve to slip over a lightweight PVC pipe. Learn how to hang these unusual artworks.


Contact Judy for more information.


your first Quilt

(4 half-day classes)


Make your debut with expert help! Guidance, suggestions, instructions and demonstrations will help you realize your vision. That vision could be either a small bed-quilt or a wall hanging.


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foiling on fabric

(One day class)


Foiling Kit $20

Materials lists/prep e-mailed upon registration.

NOTE: No sewing machine required.


Add pizzaz to Christmas gifts/cards. Explore several quick and effective methods to add the seductive gleam of metallic foil to fabric. Make samples with notes. Bring in finished items - fabric postcards/wall hangings to embellish. Foiling is usually done after quilting.


Contact Judy for more information.



Personalized TutorialS

Pick your own dates and times. Judy can structure a session or sequence of sessions to guide you through your own project or develop needed skills for further design work.


  1. -Machine Piecing

  2. -Machine Quilting

  3. -Machine Applique

  4. -Design / Colour

  5. -Binding / Hanging

  6. -Guided Exploration


 

Novices and experts...