Wednesday, July 17, 2013

IQCA 2013 - News letter 2

As mentioned in our newsletter last week, the workshops and seminars this year are a full-day-package
affair. That includes snacks with every tea break plus a solid lunch. If you enroll for a workshop or
 Ricky Tims Seminar, the catering staff at Emperors palace will make sure that you are so well looked
after that you will not need to eat again for the next week!
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This week we focus on the workshops presented by Lisa Walton from Australia.
This travelling teacher is continually on the move, presenting workshops all over
 the world. At this moment she is in Taupo , New Zealand, then before she heads
 our way in September she will first be teaching at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham.  
A busy lady indeed!
Crystallization (Fri 6 Sept). You will use your coordinated scraps of interesting
 textures and colours.  This creative combination will easily turn from random strips
 into a beautiful work of art.
Cutout Magic (Sat 7 Sept). This workshop is designed to let you experiment with
 an expanded square technique. Paper versions will be trialed first and then fabric
 will be cut and fused to create a unique wall-hanging.  
NO SEWING WILL BE DONE DURING WORKSHOP as we will be concentrating
 on the design and layout. Simple machine piecing will be demonstrated to enable
 students to finish off the quilt at home.
Luscious Landscapes (Sun 8 Sept). Do you have that favourite landscape image
that you would love to turn into a tactile textile work of art? This workshop will give
 you the skills to recreate your image using a variety of textiles including cottons, silks,
 velvets and sheers sandwiched with water soluble stabiliser. Your stitching skills will be
enhanced with free motion quilting, couching and bobbin work.
Final embellishment with beads will create a small unique work of art.
In the Exhibition Hall you will find a very special exhibition which has been specially
 selected for us and sponsored by the Danish Patchwork Guild. These 27 quilts comprising
 the Scandinavian Collection which come to us from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland
and Iceland represent some of the finest quilting talent in these Scandinavian countries.
 The exhibition will be curated by Winnie Egefjord, who will be on hand to tell us more
 about quilting in Scandinavia.
For more information about workshops and Ricky Tims seminars and also to book
 your seat, go to
As promised, we'll chat again next week about more things to do and see!
The IQCAfrica Team

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