Museum to have beginners quilt workshop

| August 4, 2015

COSHOCTON – The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum is offering a beginners quilt workshop on Aug. 22, from 1 – 4 p.m. Participants will make a picture quilt using simple shapes in a fabric collage technique to tell a story. Choose a landscape of your favorite place, your pet, your home, anything that you want to create in fabric. You might want to refer to a photograph for inspiration. The class is suitable for ages 15 through adult. The cost is $45.

Instructor Kate Gorman is a visual storyteller. Her background is in illustration and literature. When not in her studio, she works at Goodwill Art Studio and Gallery, creating art with adults with disabilities. She is also an Ohio Arts Council residency artist.

Participants will bring one piece of fabric (no larger than a fat quarter [18” x 22”]) that will be their base. It will be the piece upon which the collage is built so this fabric serves as the background. Students should also bring a variety of lights and darks in the colors they want to use. Solids and smallish patterns are best. If other wacky materials are preferred, bring them along. A hot iron is used to fuse the fabrics so plastics and polys should be left home. A stash of scraps for general use, irons, fusing material, and a few ironing boards will be provided.

Paid registration can be made in person, by mail, or by phone. Registration deadline is Aug. 15. The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum is open daily from Noon to 5 p.m. The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum is located in Historic Roscoe Village, a restored canal-era town sited along the former Ohio & Erie Canal, at 300 N. Whitewoman Street, Coshocton. For more information, contact the museum at 740-622-8710 or [email protected].

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