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.

History Revisited: The Ancient Art of Kantha Quilting, Full Day
Thursday, 8/14/2014 - 8/14/2014, 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. 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. All levels. Materials List: Thimble (if you use one). Small, sharp tipped embroidery scissors. Silver quilt marking pencil. Small paper scissors. Workshop kit (required), $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.
NH 001   75.00

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Layers of Intrigue, Two Days
Friday & Saturday, 8/15/2014 - 8/16/2014, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Are you looking for a playful way to combine colored, patterned and/or batik fabrics? Join us in layering and cutting back intriguing combinations of quilting cottons. Create your very own composition based on the principles and elements of design. At the same time learn to listen to your heart ... You will emerge from this class with an exciting and original art quilt, countless ideas for future projects and confidence in your ability to design! All levels. Materials List: Assorted quilting cottons; aim to bring 5 fat quarters in contrasting and complimentary colors. Batiks without specific motives and hand-dyed cottons work well; start with your favorite fabric and select 4 more FQs. Sewing machine in good working order with accessories. Free motion quilting foot. Extra needles. Threads to coordinate with your fabric choices. Batting of your choice (approx. the size of a FQ). 1 FQ or a little more for backing fabric and binding. Scissors, fabric and paper. Freezer paper. Paper backed fusible (1/4 yd). Cutting mat, ruler, rotary cutter. Note book, pen and pencil. Last but not least: an open mind. Sewing machine required.
NH 002   140.00

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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