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Priscilla Bianchi - The Stripe Revolution

Since this class is being billed over multiple months, you have to sign up through our subscription process and not through the regular class registration process.  We had to find a way to work around the limitations of our system.  Sorry for the inconvenience.  To sign up for this class, you have to click this link:

Priscilla uses up to 80% of Guatemalan striped fabric in her own work. When she learned that quilters don’t particularly like or use stripes, it was too much of a challenge to pass by! She presents a fun approach to the subject, demonstrating many different, simple and surprising ways in which stripes can be used most effectively in quilts. Many design options and geometric shapes will be shown for students to choose from and create with. Students will also learn to create their own original patterns and designs.

You’ll discover exciting facts…

  • You do like stripes after all!
  • the visual impact and movement that stripes can create;
  • how versatile stripes can be;
  • how perfection can be your worst enemy;
  • how to interpret and use other directional prints;
  • how to mix-and-match precious fabrics, to give your pieces a unique, ethnic flair.

Her basic design process will be covered. Broaden your knowledge of Color, Value, Texture, and put into practice principles of Design like Balance, Movement, Repetition, and Contrast. Be inspired to create designs of your own. We’ll focus on hands-on exercises and experimentation with many different options and design ideas to choose from.

To register for this class, click the following link:

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: Confident beginner to advanced.
Instructor: Priscilla Bianchi
Instructor Bio: The story of how I became a textile artist is an interesting one. I live in Guatemala, Central America, where I was born and raised. When I was 4 years old, my mother taught me to sew using her grandmother's Singer treadle sewing machine. Then when I was 11, I took a class to learn how to use patterns to sew my own clothing and I haven't stopped sewing, creating and designing since. Ever since I can remember, I have studied and experimented with different arts and crafts: drawing, painting, graphic design, stenciling, interior decorating, and needle arts like knitting, crochet, cross stitch, embroidery. However, nothing really stuck. Alongside my love for the arts was my love for education as well. I started teaching preschool kids in 1975. Later on, I graduated from College as an Industrial Psychologist, and in 1988 began working in Human Resources. I had my own consulting firm and for the next few years I traveled around Central America and the Caribbean training big company managers in Leadership, Assertive Communication, Teamwork, Motivation, Human Relations, and other related topics. I loved every second of it. But after ten years, I was tired of the corporate world and felt I needed to do something else. Late in 1997, a quilting book about "Charm Quilts" fell into my hands. I read the book from cover to cover in a couple of days. Then, I started pulling out fabrics from my then small stash, and followed the instructions to make my first quilt. I remember the feeling of urgency, wanting to finish it as fast as I could to start with the next one, and the next one. I knew early on that becoming a textile artist was my calling and that this would stay with me for the rest of my life, at the time I didn't know it, but I was about to take a leap of faith that would change my life! Six months later, I quit my day job so I could stay home sewing all day. Many thought I had gone mad, but I was fascinated when I realized that art quilts brought together everything that I love: fabrics, colors, sewing, art, design, creating with my hands, and being original. For me, art is a journey and my art quilts are steps in a never-ending learning process towards a higher level of self-expression and spirituality. It's not the destination, but the journey what makes everything I do worthwhile. Finding the Art of Quilting has given my spirit a voice, which speaks of my Guatemalan context, my roots and my passion. God has opened many doors for me and I am grateful to have such incredible experiences in my artistic career. I hope that you will enjoy my work as much as I have enjoyed creating it.
Price is for class only. Guatemalan Fabric bundle ($35) sold separately. Sign up via Subscription process only.

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