Quilt Week 2016

April 22, 2016 - April 28, 2016
Offered by Sorrento Centre
Sorrento BC


Quilt Week 2016
with Dianne Jansson, Kathy Kinsella, and Lynn Knox

Patchwork & Quilting with an Eastern Influence
with Dianne Jansson

Dianne Jansson

Most quilters are familiar with the traditional North American patchwork and quilting designs that have been handed down through recent generations.

Many of the geometric designs go back centuries and are based on mosaic or floor tile patterns from early Middle Eastern architecture. Triangles, diamonds, hexagons and stars are common shapes used. These same shapes were then repeated in ancient textiles.

Spend a relaxed week designing and sewing a quilt top using these shapes. A selection of patterns will also be available in class.

DIANNE JANSSON has taught quilting workshops throughout British Columbia and across Canada, and in Australia and Iceland. Originally from Australia with a background in home economics, Dianne has inspired many quilters with her easy teaching style and has helped her students learn new skills and be more creative in their work. Dianne was named the 1997 “Teacher of the Year” by the Canadian Quilters Association.

Kathy Kinsella
Painting Fabric Painting Quilts:
Exploring Textile Paints on Fabric
with Kathy Kinsella

Textile paints can transform a finished quilt or be used to create unique painted fabric. Explore the possibilities of a variety of textile media.

Use techniques including sun printing, monoprinting, salt, resists, shibori designs, textile paints and Shiva Paintstiks to kick your quilts up a notch.

Create a painted tablerunner. Make unique coordinating fibre art beads. Explore eco printing on fabric with leaves we gather from the garden.

This will be a relaxing experimental five-day workshop to discover aspects of painted surface design with Kathy who delights in unlocking the artist in you! No experience needed. Come play with us!

Studio paints and supplies will be provided for a lab fee of $25.

KATHY KINSELLA is a textile artist whose work includes silk fusion abstracts, landscapes that capture the essence of the Shuswap, work with a whimsical flair, and liturgical fibre art. Prior to retiring to the world of fibre art, Kathy worked for the Anglican Church for twenty years – in a parish, at the diocesan level and then at Sorrento Centre. Her warmth and enthusiasm for fibre art are evident as she shares her ideas and skills with participants.

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Scrappy Trip Around the World with Lynn Knox

Lynn Knox

This is a fabulous quilt for using up 2.5” strips or using a jelly roll or two. There are two sizes to choose from: single, or queen size. This workshop is suitable for all skill levels from beginner on up.

LYNN KNOX was born and raised in Vernon, British Columbia and has been quilting for 20 plus years. She has been teaching quilting and machine embroidery and embroidery software in the Okanagan valley for over ten years, and has developed her own line of patterns – Absolutely Obsessed Patterns, which are sold in Canada and US.



Package price includes tuition, all meals (Friday dinner through Thursday breakfast) and all snacks, lodge room based on double occupancy, taxes and a 10% discount. Please contact Sorrento Centre for a list of required supplies.


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