Monday, February 26, 2018

ATC and Spring Flowers


What a great day...beginning on some long overdue Artist Trading Cards and enjoying the flowers of Spring.

Headed to Dollar General to pick up a few things, and got this little sign for my porch (great buy at $3.50). It put me really in the Spring mood...so took the camera outside so I could get a few photos of the new flowers popping up all over the yard.





Of course, these also mean that my sinusitis is driving me crazy...but who cares!?! I'll gladly deal with that to give up the dreary cold weather. :)

Hope you have some blooms to admire as well in your yard!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

BCQC-2 is Open for Registration (15-17 February 2018)

The BCQC-2 module is 
OPEN FOR REGISTRATION
15-17 February 2018
 
You must have completed the BCQC-1 Module first!!!
 
The BCQC-2 has three major objectives:

* COLOR — Learning all about Color Selection
* PIECING —Techniques for successful Flip’n’Sew pieced blocks
* EMBELLISHING — Promote individual creativity while reinforcing the
    techniques learned in the BCQC-1 module

The Color portion of the module is intensive. It will cover the first six tasks:

· Planning for Color
· Impact of Color Choices
· Color Mixing
- Reading a Color Wheel
- Color Play
· Fast Color Selection Techniques

The Piecing portion of this course will focus on using cotton fabrics and the flip’n’sew method of piecing a block. It will not include a pattern, but does recommend using strips of fabric rather than patch pieces of fabric. So, yardage (1/4 or even 1/8 yardage widths is fine) for this method. We will be using cotton (but you can substitute sturdy silk if you have yardage on hand). This section includes the next two tasks:


· Fabric Selection
- Flip’n’Sew Method (pitfalls and solutions)

The Embellishing portion of this course will include:

· Lace/Trims
· Seam Embroidery
· Silk Ribbon Ideas
· Finishing with Beads, Baubles, and Charms

In total there are 11-tasks for this course. Just as in the BCQC-1 each new task will be emailed to you after you have posted the prior task. 

This is the "follow-on" class to the BCQC-1, which you should have completed first. It builds on the techniques learned in the initial basic course and gives you experience in selecting COLORs for your fabrics/embellishments that will work together nicely. [Note: If you are presently enrolled in the BCQC-1, and are at least on Task #10, you can still sign up for the BCQC-2...as I know you'll have time to finish the BCQC-1 shortly.]

To register:
Email me your: name, state/country information, and the email you want me to use for the course shaw.kathy@yahoo.com

The class will begin on the 19th...so you should be logged into the class blog site by the evening of the 18th if possible.

Hugs!

Sunday, February 4, 2018

OPEN REGISTRATION for ICQC-103 (5-7 February)

REGISTRATION will remain open until midnight on Wednesday, February 7th CST
 
ICQC-103 Embellishing with Threads
 
This class covers Surface Embroidery Motifs
to include beaded and silk ribbon monograms.
Additional seam treatments are also part of the course. 
 
This is the "introductory" course to embroidery motifs. The following course (ICQC-104) will build on the skills taught in this course. So, the ICQC-103 is required before you can register for the ICQC-104.
  
The class is FREE, you will not be charged anything for the instructions.
 
Registration for this ICQC-103 requires the completion of the Basic (BCQC-1) class first. This is a strict requirement.

  If you are interested in taking this course, please email me at shaw.kathy@yahoo.com and provide me this information:
Your first name
Your last name
You country of residence
Your state of residence IF you live in the USA
The email address you wish me to send class instructional handouts to.
 
After you register, I will send you a Welcome Email within 24 hours of your email. IF I DO NOT CONTACT YOU in that timeframe...please email me again. You will not be in the class until I actually receive/respond to your request.
 
Next, Google/Blogger will send you (at my request) an Invitation to join the Class Blog where the class will be held. Watch for BOTH of these emails, check your spam folder. If you do not receive this by Sunday morning, email me to let me know. You will need this invite to actually gain access to the class blog. The invite is good for only 3 days...so accept it when you receive it. You can then complete the tasks for the class at your own pace.
 
Supplies needed for this course include various colors of embroidery floss and/or perle cotton thread. A pattern will be provided for the creation of a series of pieced blocks; or you can use plain fabric and work the items as technique samples only. 
 
 
Hugs to all,