Meraki Fiber Art Color Pops
April 3, 2021- Saturday- 1 Session
Instructor: Johnnie Faye McKenzie
Class Fee: $50.00 non-members + $15.00 Supply Fee
Free- BRMAA Members + $15.00 Supply Fee
What a great class to capture creative expressions in fiber arts. Students will create mini quilts that will be embellished using a wide variety of elements and mounted on a fabric cover 4”X12” canvas for display. Fiber art techniques include couching, beading, and machine decorative stitching that will be used to tell each student’s story in a three-quilt sandwich called color pops. Only basic hand and machine sewing skills are required. Students can use one of the Art Center’s sewing machine or bring their own. There is a supply list that will be provided upon registration. Limited seating please sign up early for registration.
Register for the Class Below
Call (706) 632-2144 for questions regarding this course and registration. Payment is required to register for BRMAA courses. You may pay via PayPal above, over the phone, or visit The Art Center located at 420 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513 to pay in person. The Programming Coordinator is in the office from 10 am - 6pm on Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Johnnie Faye McKenzie
Quilting has been an important part of my life for over 70 years. I made quilts with my mother, quilts of necessity. I made quilts for my family and friends, quilts of love and celebration. As an adult, I became driven by advanced techniques and patterns and was influenced by master quilters like Jinny Beyer. After I retired in 2008 from a career in IT communications and education, I had the time to expand my traditional quilting skills into modern designs. From there, I began exploring many fiber art techniques and for the last ten years I have enjoyed designing most of my pieces. Color, texture, nature, geometry, and yes, even math, have been the main foundation elements in my recent work. But no matter the material, no matter the design, no matter the quality of workmanship, the success of each piece is always the joy of the process.