Upcycle Your Jeans Into Art

One Day Workshop

Course Description: Get ready to think outside the box. Learn a new raw edge technique and "upcycle" your old blue jeans! We will be combining hand-dyed fabric with blue jeans to create a small wall quilt that is avant-guarde and beautiful. Come join in the fun!

*This is an Intermediate Level workshop that requires basic machine quilting skills. 

Students are Asked to Bring:

  • Sewing machine in good working condition that can do both a zigzag stitch and free motion quilting feet for a zigzag stitch and free motion quilting
  • 4 legs of deconstructed jeans/denim, different colors/values, a variety of very distressed to some darker blues is great - remove seams, zipper, and pockets before coming to class (can bring pockets) - the idea is to have a variety of denim that can be of any color or shade
  • One piece of hand-dyed bright accent fabric - roughly 16" x 18"
  • Cotton backing fabric - roughly 16" x 18"
  • Batting - roughly 16" x 18", lightweight to medium
  • 20 safety pins for basting
  •  Seam ripper
  • Glue stick
  • Scotch Magic tape
  • 2 colored pencils (red & white)
  •  Clear polyester thread like Superior Mono-poly (I will also have thread for sale)
  • Quilting threads in a variety of bright colors (I will also have thread for sale)
  • Sharp pointed scissors - 6" or smaller
  • Paper scissors
  •  4"x 14" (or larger) clear ruler
  • Cutting mat - Note: if you are driving, please bring a large one that several people can use together, if you are flying and can't fit one in, don't worry about it.

The Teacher Will Provide:

  • Quilting and clear polyester thread available for purchase in the classroom

The Teacher Needs:

  • A sewing machine

Classroom Requirements:

  • three extra tables for demonstration and teacher's supplies.
  • room must have adequate lighting and ventilation.
  • a 10' X 8' wall (or equivalent space) to hang class samples and example work. The Guild should provide some way to pin work on wall space (foam core, insulation boards, bulletin boards, etc.)
  • quilt stands

Maximum - 20 students per class

Fees:

  • Teaching Fee: $775.00 per day (6-7 hours, limit 20 students)
  • Travel Costs: all travel costs including coach airfare, airport parking, tips, taxi, shuttle or other ground expenses
  • Food and Lodging: all food and lodging must be provided

Fees valid for all contracts signed before 12/31/2016.