Create Mixed Media Retreat in Chicago, August 2011

I’ve got some exciting news! I’ll be teaching at the Create Mixed Media Retreat in Lisle, Illinois (just west of Chicago) this coming August!!

Both my classes will have 18 Bernina sewing machines available to use during the entire class!

Even if the class makes it’s upper limit of 25, that’s still enough sewing machines to go around, because a large part of making the bag is cutting, fusing and pinning. So if you were thinking about attending but didn’t want to lug your machine, well Bob’s your Uncle, now you don’t have to!

I’ll be teaching the same classes that I’m offering in Costa Mesa:

For the Birds Messenger Bag

You will construct a multi-pocketed, extremely functional messenger bag that features a small art quilt with a bird motif on the flap (I will provide other design suggestions as well). The bags are constructed from hand dyed canvas, wear like iron, and are a unique piece of “everyday art” you’ll use for years.

When: Wednesday, August 24  from 9-4

Price: $150.00     Materials Fee: $30.00

Simply Beautiful Tote

You will construct a very simple, reversible tote bag that features a beautifully hand dyed piece of fabric and is lined with a coordinated single color hand-dyed piece. Some simple machine quilting will give it strength and support. There are a couple of pockets and a key leash, and an ingenious construction method easily hides all the raw edges easily.

When: Wednesday, August 24 from 6-9 PM

Price: $75.00     Materials Fee: $18.00

All sorts of details are available on the website. Hope I see some bloggy friends there!


2 Responses

  1. So exciting! I really wish that I could afford to send my mom to this, she is in Antioch, IL and would have sooooo much fun at something like this!

  2. I would just love to take this class, but it is the same day as our University’s convocation. Unfortunately we are expected to be there. Bummer. Hope you will be offering classes again.