The Stitchin' Post was so excited to have Rosalie Dace come from South Africa to share her perspective and techniques of art quilting, here is an inside view of just how much fun the students had...
The students mission:
Using nature as a starting point to study the magic of color, students discover the myriad varieties and ever-changing palettes of the natural world. Using nature as a source of inspiration, students will investigate the range and qualities of features like rich earth browns, cool air, water blues and greens, and blazing hot fire colors.
Rosalie brought with her, her unique style of teaching;
"My classes are for class participants to enjoy the process of learning, and to go beyond where they thought possible. In a non-threatening and respectful environment, I guide students to work in the direction of their own interest so that each person produces individual work within the general theme of the class. As an art educator, I encourage students to develop a thorough knowledge of the elements of design and learn to apply these to the medium of quilt making with confidence."
Jean had the opportunity to take the class, here are her comments:
"Students are still buzzing from Rosalie's class. She was one of the best
instructor's that I have ever taken a class from. The room looks so chaotic
with all of our stuff but the creative energy flowing in the room that week
There were some fabulous quilts emerging. Rosalie's background as
an art teacher sure came out. I could hardly wait to get home and
work on my quilt and I did finish piecing it. As soon as it is quilted, I
will share it."
Here are just a few of the quilt tops, sorry we just couldn't post them all but each one was individually unique and amazing, see for yourself...
Jean was so right the excitement and the creativity just oozed out the classroom right into the shop. And that brings me to this, we are excited to annouce that we were able to book Rosalie for another workshop in late August 2010. The details of her workshops will be available in our Spring flyer that comes out late January. Be sure to check out what is happening between now and then, we have some really exciting things coming up!
Carolyn and Jean