Workshops & Lectures

Fused Applique Landscapes Workshops are NO SEW!

  • Kits include pattern, all fabric to complete one landscape, and choice of fusible

Half Day Fused Applique Landscapes -  3 hours | Kit $28

Even if you've never attempted fabric landscapes, fused applique is an exciting and surprisingly easy technique. Doris will present two methods of fused applique; no sew method is ready for mat and frame, or switch to a light weight fusible for fabric borders and quilting.  Topics include: choosing your fusible web, tools for success, using art materials to add detail, and how to mount your finished landscape for a mat and frame. Get started on your favorite Fabrications landscape from "In the Country" or "Wild Wings".

Full Day Fused Applique Landscapes -  5 hours | Kit $28

This full day workshop offers more demonstrations, and time to complete your fabric landscape. Additional topics in this workshop include discussion and demo of three display options - mat and frame, how to gallery wrap on stretcher bars, quilted wallhanging.

"Wild Wings"

Finished landscape size: 9" x 13" | Matted Size: 12" x 15"

 
 

"In The Country"

Finished landscape size: 11" x 15" | Matted Size: 16" x 20"

Explore Paintstiks Workshops

Explore! Introduction to Shiva Oil Paintstiks - 3 hours - Kit $28

  • Kits Include set of 3 Mini Iridescent Paintstiks, stencil brush, handouts, use of rubbing plates, stencils and workshop materials.

 

Add another dimension to your creative quilt making with Shiva Oil Paintstiks. In this techniques class, you will learn how to create layers of color, design, and texture on fabric simply by rubbing, stenciling, or masking out. Doris will demonstrate and give the newest tips on how to use paintstiks successfully. Get inspired with wonderful samples! You won't believe how fun and easy paintstiks are!

Explore & Create Landscapes With Paintstiks - 5 hours - Kit $28

In this all day workshop you will explore paintstik techniques in the morning.  Then, during the afternoon, you will learn simple landscape techniques including masking, torn, freezer paper, and shading to create sky, hills, water and rock formations. You don't have to be an artist or have any painting skills to make your own embellished fabric and beautiful landscapes with Shiva Oil Paintstiks. The results are fantastic!

Lectures/Trunk Show

  • Lectures include a 30-40 minute slide show/trunk show presentation. Please allow additional time for questions.

Creative Fused Applique Landscapes & Quilt Blocks - Is it fine art?
Being open to new methods and materials brings the "craft" of quilting to the"art" of fiber work. Follow an artist's journey to develop her fiber art into fine art. This is a slide show filled with information, techniques, and inspiration about Doris' unusual techniques and updated display options. Get inspired with wonderful samples from Doris' collection.

Starting your own home business
Starting your own home business can be very challenging but allows for growth at your own pace and flexibility in your daily schedule. Doris started her home business "Fabrications" in 1997 as a part time cottage business with 5 children at home. Follow along the sometimes humorous journey as Doris' part time business has developed into a successful home based business with an exciting calender of events.