Barbara is a national and international award-winning quilt artist, teacher and lecturer. Her quilts have appeared in publications and exhibits around the world. Her art quilt, "In the Beginning," was chosen as one of the best 100 American Quilts of the Century. Many of her art quilts are included in private and corporate collections across the country. For the last 14 years, she has given workshops and lectures for those interested in expanding their unique creative talents through quilting. Her book, "Journey of an Art Quilter: Creative Strategies and Techniques," takes readers through her inspirational journey with exercises and techniques for creating art quilts. When she is not on the road teaching, lecturing or judging quilt shows, Barbara is at home in her mountain-top studio in Billings, Montana, with her husband, two dogs and two cats.
Sun., 3/26, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Learn the techniques Barbara uses in her award-winning spiral quilts. Create an 18" block (small wall hanging) using foundation piecing. Participants will learn spiral drafting but also work with a preprinted pattern.
Sat., 3/25, 9 a.m .- 4 p.m.
Create a small flower piece filled with light and energy by playing with color, texture, depth and shading. Barbara's flower drawings eliminate drafting so participants go right to designing with fabric.
Designing Outside the Line
Fri., 3/24, 1 - 2 p.m.
Discover how to tap into your unique and personal expression. The process of creating beautiful quilts with joy and purpose is an exhilarating experience. The framework of quilting offers a good place to begin your creative journey. The exploration enables one to discover inner truths and travel beyond the boundaries to begin the process of designing outside the lines.