The Bainbridge Island Modern Quilt Guild welcomes Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle to the island this Friday and Saturday, July 26 and 27 2013, for the following events:
- Lecture by Weeks Ringle – The Quiltmaker’s Journey: Ours + Yours
This lecture will be held on Friday evening, July 26 in the auditorium at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. This beautiful, new facility is intimate with stunning acoustics. It’s certain to be an amazing evening. Tickets are $15 for the 1 1/2 hour lecture. The museum is located directly across the street from the Bainbridge Island Ferry Terminal on Winslow Way.
- Workshop by Bill Kerr – Understanding the Role of Color in Your Quilts
This 6 hour workshop will be held on Saturday, July 27 in the classroom at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. This is a hands on workshop with Bill Kerr of Modern Quilt Studio. The class will run from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm with a 1/2 hour break for lunch. A box lunch from Metro Market is included in the cost of the workshop. The museum is located directly across the street from the Bainbridge Island Ferry Terminal on Winslow Way.
We will look at a variety of quilts as well as analyze art, sculpture, architecture, gardens, and images of daily life for inspiration and to better understand the role of color in design. Using individual and group color explorations you will learn analytical tools needed to use color with confidence. You will leave the workshop with a deeper understanding of the role of color in your quilts and with a renewed excitement about making quilts. Participant will also begin a color portrait during the second half of the class.
Student supplies: sewing machine, rotary cutting equipment, a wide assortment of cotton quilting fabric (bring fabrics you love to work with as well as others that have proved challenging to work with), extension cord, thread, seam ripper, notebook or journal, and any supplies you like to have handy when quilting.
Skill level: Beginner to advanced
Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr established Modern Quilt Studio (previously FunQuilts) in 1999 to design and make quilts that are expressive of the time in which we live. Their books include Transparency Quilts, Quilts Made Modern, Quiltmaker’s Color Workshop and Modern Quilt Workshop. In 2011, they launched Modern Quilts Illustrated, the first magazine dedicated to modern quilting. Weeks and Bill currently design fabric for Andover Fabrics and have designed textiles for Crate and Barrel, RJR and FreeSpirit. Weeks also writes the blog Craft Nectar and Bill is chairman of the art department at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois. Learn more at modernquiltstudio.com.
This event is sponsored by the Bainbridge Island Modern Quilt Guild. All proceeds benefit the guild. For additional information contact the event organizer Kathy Mack of Pink Chalk Fabrics at 206-451-4173.
In addition, Esther’s Fabrics will be hosting a wine reception following the Lecture on Friday night. Bill and Weeks will have their books and kits available for purchase.
Please join us for these fun events!
You can read more about Bill and Weeks on the Modern Quilt Studio website.
Following images courtesy of Modern Quilt Studio: