Bright and early last week ten excited women gathered for The Art Quilt Process workshop with interstate tutor Amanda Daly. The two day workshop was a technique based workshop that also covered design concepts.
On the first day Amanda demonstrated how to use a range of different products to create texture and add interest to art quilts. We then had the opportunity to try them out. Like kids in a candy store we played with Tyvek, Angelina fibers, foil, acrylic paint, fusible web, brown paper, inktense pencils and shiva sticks.
The second day began with Amanda sharing her knowledge about design, colour and value and the importance of idea journals. She also explained what the golden rectangle and Fibonacci Number sequence were and how she uses them as part of her design process. We were then set loose again to design our own journal covers using what we had learned. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and gained a huge amount of knowledge which will add greatly to our quilting journey.