Anna Hergert
Canada

Anna Hergert is a full time professional artist with London City & Guilds Diplomas in art and design with a focus on stitched textiles. Since 2003, her work has been exhibited internationally in solo and traveling group exhibitions. Her strong focus on the arts makes her a passionate and committed artist, teacher, lecturer and writer. Visit www.annahergert.com or annahergert.wordpress.com.

Elements that Please - Embellishments that Make Your Quilt Sing, Two Days
Thursday & Friday, 10/16/2014 - 10/17/2014, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
This workshop is designed to create a small quilt for the sole purpose of embellishing. We will incorporate beads, foils, and other simple materials to set your composition apart from others. Hand and machine work will be demonstrated and sampled. Basic design principles will be introduced. Intermediate/Advanced levels. Materials List: 5 fat quarters batiks in a color-way of your choice (ensure 1 provides a strong contrast). Small amount of batting (size of a FQ). 1 FQ for backing. Selection of cotton and rayon threads to match and contrast. Cutting mat, ruler and rotary cutter. 1/2 yard lightweight paper backed fusible, such as Pellon or Steam-a-Seam light. Selection of #8 Pearl cotton or cotton floss. Hand sewing and embroidery needles, embroidery scissors. Scissors for fabric and paper. Pen, pencil, note pad. $5 supply fee (for beads, foils, paints) payable to instructor. Janome sewing machines and accessories provided by Ray’s Sewing Machine Center.
CA 001   145.00

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History Revisited: The Ancient Art of Kantha Quilting, Full Day
Saturday, 10/18/2014 - 10/18/2014, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Are you interested in learning more about foreign cultures and their quilting techniques? Discover this ancient quilting technique that elevates recycling, reusing and re-purposing to a fine art. This was the instructor’s most popular class in 2012 across Canada. Hand quilters and embroiderers will embrace this simple, yet effective method of embellishing fabric with humble running stitches to achieve sensational textures. Create a one-of-a-kind 8” x 8” textile piece suitable for framing or incorporation into a wearable art garment. Beginner/Intermediate levels. Materials List: Student supplies: Thimble (if you use one). Small, sharp tipped embroidery scissors. Silver quilt marking pencil. Small paper scissors. Workshop kit, $15 payable to instructor, includes folder with detailed handouts about the history and regional differences in the technique, fabric, mylar for templates, assorted embroidery threads and needles.
CA 002   75.00

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*Quilts pictured above:
top row: "California Chardonnay" by Jan Rashid, "Gathering Baskets" by Margret Strauchman, "Life Goes On" by Irene MacWilliam
bottom row: "Technique Rebellion II Redux" by Melody Johnson, "Cape Primrose" by Barbra Barrick McKie, "Breadfruit in Blue Hawaii" by Connie Ayers