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Libs Elliott: Lecture Plus Both Workshops

Libs Elliott: Lecture Plus Both Workshops. This includes the Friday night lecture with Libs Elliott and both full-day workshops on Saturday and Sunday.

We will be hosting two full-day workshops with Libs Elliott, one on Saturday, 9/30/2017, and one on Sunday, 10/1/2017. Libs will also present a lecture at IQ on Friday evening, 9/29/2017. If you're interested in taking part in the whole weekend, we have a full "weekend with Libs" option that includes the lecture and both full-day workshops for one price.

For Saturday's workshop, Libs will be teaching Embrace the Chaos. Using only paper and pencils -- no computers required! -- Libs will walk students through a series of worksheet exercises that mimic the programming language she uses to generate her quilt patterns. By using controlled elements in a random way, each participant will end up with a unique quilt pattern -- no two Chaos Quilts are the same!

Sunday's workshop will be The Weight of Love, a workshop-only quilt. The Weight of Love is made up of hex, half-hex and equilateral triangle pieces, and was designed randomly using Processing code. Students will spend the day making the Weight of Love their own by customizing it with fabrics and then building it using the Y-seam piecing method. Libs does a quick review and provides a take away on digital tools students can use to pull colors from their own photographs.

Libs is a textile designer who explores the intersection of technology and traditional craft by using generative design to build handmade quilts. She studied Material Art & Design at OCAD University and lives and works in Toronto, Canada. Libs uses a programming language called Processing to randomly design her quilts, which gives her the ability to quickly edit the code and generate random compositions from simple geometric and traditional quilt block shapes.

Libs has recently expanded her repertoire with fabric design, creating two lines of quilting fabric for Andover Fabrics, with a third collection due in October 2017.

Any cancellations for the Libs Elliott workshops must be done by the end of the day on August 15, 2017, in order to receive a full refund. After August 15th, we will only issue a refund (less a 20 percent cancellation fee) when we have secured a replacement for your spot from our waiting list.


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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.