Lecture Description: In her lecture, Joyce will show us how she works with fabric panels. She will show many "Before and After photos". With threads stitched on the fabric in layers and using additional embellishments, the fabric panel will soon transform into a one of a kind piece of art. Check out the video of the workshop Joyce taught at LindaZ's Sewing Center in Illinois on Nov 11, 2021. YouTube video 'Quilt Week 2021 Main Event With Joyce Hughes, Thread Painting With Your Sewing Machine'. The images on the panels are from photos of flowers and insects/birds from Joyce's garden that she has made into panels. In this video you can see close-ups of the embellishments and thread painting.
About Joyce: Joyce found her niche when she started designing pictorial landscape quilts using raw edge appliqué, thread painting, and embellishments. Her first art quilt won a blue ribbon in a national show. Joyce has written 2 books--Creating Art Quilts from Panels—Easy Thread Painting and Embellishing Techniques to Create Your Own Colorful Piece of Art.
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