Jan. 28, Feb. 4, and March 3
2:00-4:00pm Lakeview Classroom
Simply told, a landscape quilt tells a story. Often these stories involve a particular place: a view from a window, a lakeshore, a field, a path into a forest. These images are made into small quilts, using fabric, paint and found objects. In the first session Jo Johnson will give an introduction to landscape quilting. (No supplies or equipment are necessary.) Session two will allow participants time to work on the project with the materials they have gathered. Session three is for adding final embellishments. Participants are invited to hang their landscape quilts in the Ploughshare Gallery upon completion.
Jo Johnson learned to sew at the age of six when her grandmother gave her some fabric scraps and together they made doll pajamas on her grandma’s treadle machine. “She taught me to look at what was on hand, and then visualize what was needed, always showing me how not to waste and not give up if things did not go as expected.” In college, Jo was a student wardrobe designer/fabricator for the concert choir and various traveling ballet companies. Ultimately quilting came about because “Grandma said never to waste your time making junk!”