20-23rd September 2018
The Australian Machine Quilting Festival is dedicated to providing inspiration, education and encouragement to all machine quilters that own a longarm, midarm and/or a domestic sewing machine. Come & join us in our new venture to grow & learn about machine quilting!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Do the Zentangle® … would you like to??

What is this – you might ask?

Well if you visit the blog of our newest teacher you will be blown away by this drawing technique.

Jane has been drawing with pencil and ink since she was a child. When she started quilting in 2002, she realised her love of drawing could be combined with her love of quilting and she purchased her own long-arm quilting machine in 2007. Jane’s customers love her freehand quilting style and she has won a number of awards for this style of quilting. Jane also designs and draws a lot of her own quilting patterns and background fillers for specific use in quilts. The development of Zentangle by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas was a fantastic catalyst for Jane to create background fillers from her drawing and use everyday life and items for their inspiration.

Do the Zentangle ® and create beautiful background fillers for your quilts - Basic starter class

You may have noticed that Zentangles are taking the world by storm. Zentangle® is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is a fascinating new art form that is fun and relaxing. It increases focus and creativity as well as improving your dexterity and pen control. Zentangle provides artistic satisfaction and an increased sense of personal well being, even if you thought you couldn’t draw ... you really can, one stroke at a time!I have taken Zentangles one step into the world of quilting where I use this method of drawing to discover new designs for background fillers. Inspiration is everywhere we look, even in the fabric we are quilting. So come along to this hands-on class where I will teach you how to draw simple, beautiful Zentangles and then how to adapt these patterns into background fillers for your quilting.

Anything is Possible One Stroke at a Time

Registration is now open for this class….don’t miss out!

The opportunity to sponsor our bags is now closed, however there is still time to get an advertisement in our Show Program that will be available for all attendees and visitors during the 4 days of Festival. Please visit the website to view your options on marketing your products or services to a target market of machine quilters.

Don’t forget the Quick Quarters spotlight demonstrations as well. Demonstrate your product to the general public on the stage to show everyone the benefits of owning it! Download application form here.

Until next time…

Tracey & Sharon

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