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Fabric Painting with MJ Kinman (Stitchers Quilt Guild of Elizabethtown, KY)

  • Stitchers Quilt Guild (Elizabethtown, KY) @ Elizabethtown Church of the Nazarene 1200 N Miles St Elizabethtown, KY USA (map)

Let’s paint fabric together in E-town, KY! This fast-paced class teaches students how to create hand-painted fabric to make glowing quilts. I’ll briefly describe how I taught myself to paint, which has since become one of the most joyful process in creating my quilts.

We’ll have a brief discussion of color and blending tips using small Color Wheels and Color Blending charts that I’ll provide, as well as more about Jacquard Products’ amazing Dye-Na-Flow fabric paint. Working in teams of 2, students will assemble their frames, attach fabric, and prep the surface. I’ll demonstrate how to create gradual washes of a single hue and how to blend colors for dramatic effects.

In addition to the class fee, there is a $20 charge for materials that I will supply. These include:

4 stretcher bars for your own frame
fabric paint
cotton sateen fabric
mini-Color Wheels
Color Blend charts
Shared use of staple guns and staples

Supplies you’ll need to bring include:

2 regular house paint brushes (about 2” or 3”), they don’t have to be new, just clean
Water spray bottle
1 plastic tarp or canvas drop cloth, no less than 6’ square
Rubber gloves (or vinyl or latex); just something to keep the paint off your hands
Hair dryer
Scissors
Roll of paper towels
4-5 paper or plastic bowls for color mixing and brush cleaning

Class location: Church of the Nazarene, 1200 N Miles Street, Elizabethtown, KY

Call Kelly at 270-766-9732 for more information and to register!