Thursday, July 11, 2013

IQCA International Quilt Convention Africa 2013

ColourSpun will be at IQCA with Wool n Weave, Imcomparable Buttons and a huge range of
 books from the 3 leading South African distributors.
Looking forward to seeing you there :)
Until then, I'll be posting a copy of the IQCA weekly newsletter here on my blog. Here's the first one:
With less than 60 days to go to IQCAfrica 2013, you can look forward to weekly newsletters  to keep
 you fully informed of all the things to do and see at this year's event.
We are thrilled to confirm that
FIBER REVOLUTION, a group of professional
 fibre artists in the USA, has put together an
exhibition of 22 artworks specially for our event!
This exhibition will be one of NINE exhibitions
(containing more than 280 individual quilts and
 fibre artworks) on display at IQCAfrica this year.
More about the others in our next newsletter ...
This year our workshops are offered as FULL DAY PACKAGES, which means that you will be
 treated like royalty for the entire day! A six-hour workshop, 3 x tea/coffee/ snacks/refreshments,
a delicious sit-down lunch, plus free entry to the vendors and exhibition halls!  VIP treatment all the
Let's take a closer look at some of the workshops available.  International teacher Barbara Olson
from Montana, USA will be presenting three one-day workshops. Best known for her bold and vibrant
 award-winning quilts, Barbara will be teaching these fun-filled classes:
Prismatic Flowers (Fri 6 Sept). Create something beautiful as you learn a new technique! Play with
 colour, texture, depth and shading as you create an exquisite 3D flower filled with light and energy.
   Choosing from one of Barbara's flower drawings eliminates the drafting and allows you to go
 straight to designing with fabric. These gorgeous flowers can be used to enhance your own quilts.
Cosmic Spirals (Sat 7 Sept). Spirals can be a challenge for most of us. Learn the techniques Barbara
 uses in her award winning quilts for designing and constructing  magical spirals!  You will begin a
 small wall hanging containing one 18” block.  Foundation piecing is used to achieve precise points
 for the geometric black and white spiral.  Color is then added to the next round of the spiral with
 strips to complete the block.
Jump Start Your Creativity (Sun 8 Sept). Are you ready to break out of the box and experience a
 playful way of creating? Too much thinking or fear often stops quilters from trying new designs and
  fabrics. A simple flower pattern is the first ingredient, a wide array of wild, powerful & playful
novelty fabrics (polka dots, geometrics, florals, etc.) a few solid fabrics is the second ingredient and
willing spirit is the third ingredient. 
For more information about these and other workshops available and also to book your seat,
 go to
Kindly note that all workshops MUST be pre-booked.
We'll chat again next week about more things to do and see!
The IQCAfrica Team

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