2018 Workshops and Class List

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Barn Quilt Painting with Bonnie Shropshire – October 20, 2018

 

Instructor: Bonnie Shropshire

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018, 9am – 5pm

Tuition: Member $44.00 / Non Member $55.00

Materials Fee: (Due at beginning of workshop) 2×2- $150, 3×3- $175, 4×4- $200 (Please note: $25 late fee if the student registers less than 2 weeks before class date).

Class Description: Barn quilts can be painted and mounted on any structure, not just barns. Many choose to use the designs as art to decorate the interior of their homes. Locally, barn quilt designs are found on anything from barns, sides of houses, above fireplaces, and even on the side of metal storage buildings. A website with hundreds of designs to choose from will be given when you sign up for the class.

Minimum Age: Responsible Young Adult

Minimum Enrollment: 5, Maximum Enrollment: 14

About the Instructor: Bonnie Shropshire, Artist/Designer – After retiring in 2004 after 25 years as a paralegal, Bonnie fulfilled a longtime dream to finish college. She enrolled as a full time student at Surry Community College where she earned her degree in Advertising and Graphic Design. Bonnie is also a designer for OESD/Bernina. She currently has four sets of embroidery designs on the market, including: Feather Beauties and Floral Beauties among others which are based on her very detailed pencil drawings. Bonnie Shropshire is passionate about art and quilting. An artist her entire life and quilter for more than 29 years, she wanted to combine quilting and art in a way that everyone could participate, even if they have no background in art or quilting. As a Quilting Instructor for Surry Community College, she became familiar with barn quilts when she and the Surry Quilter’s Guild traveled to Ohio and visited a Mennonite relief auction in August a couple of years ago. She saw so many beautiful designs on the local barns and houses it inspired her to combine both of her loves, quilting and art, into one form. Bonnie enjoys meeting with fellow quilters, teaching workshops and lecturing to quilt guilds where she shares her ideas and continues to learn new things from other quilters and artist. When not traveling and teaching, she spends her time developing new quilt patterns for Hoffman’s of California fabric company and enjoying the peace and quite of her studio on their farm just outside of Dobson, North Carolina. She and her husband of 45 years, Jerry, are the proud parents of two grown sons, Marty and Anthony. They have two grandsons, Dawson and Aiden, who live next door to them and have easy access to “Big Nanny’s” cooking and spoiling. They round out their household with Sophia, a golden retriever and four cats, Sylvester, Amy, Misty and PJ.

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Hand Quilting Class with Bonnie Shropshire, October 19, 2018

Date: Friday, October 19, 2018, 9am-5pm

Tuition: Member $68.00 / Non Member $85.00

Supplies List: (fabric and batting will be provided by instructor)

  • Hand quilting needles – betweens not sharps
  • Thimble to fit your middle finger
  • Hand quilting thread
  • 12” or 17” square Q-Snap Frame (Find at Michaels, JoAnn Fabric or Amazon)

Class Description: Quilting has been done for many years and is well known all over the world. It has changed over time, as it began to fill a basic need for warmth, but is now an art form. Today, the art of quilting has become quite popular as there are many more women and men who take up quilting and enjoy the craft. You are only limited by your imagination. Quilting is a hobby that allows you to add a personal touch, making your next quilt your unique creation. This is a one day class where you will learn to layer your fabrics, properly hoop your piece, and make small, even stitches in a variety of patterns and designs.

Minimum Age: Responsible Young Adult

Minimum Enrollment: 5, Maximum Enrollment: 10

About the Instructor: Bonnie Shropshire, Artist/Designer – After retiring in 2004 after 25 years as a paralegal, Bonnie fulfilled a longtime dream to finish college. She enrolled as a full time student at Surry Community College where she earned her degree in Advertising and Graphic Design. Bonnie is also a designer for OESD/Bernina. She currently has four sets of embroidery designs on the market, including: Feather Beauties and Floral Beauties among others which are based on her very detailed pencil drawings. Bonnie Shropshire is passionate about art and quilting. An artist her entire life and quilter for more than 29 years, she wanted to combine quilting and art in a way that everyone could participate, even if they have no background in art or quilting. As a Quilting Instructor for Surry Community College, she became familiar with barn quilts when she and the Surry Quilter’s Guild traveled to Ohio and visited a Mennonite relief auction in August a couple of years ago. She saw so many beautiful designs on the local barns and houses it inspired her to combine both of her loves, quilting and art, into one form. Bonnie enjoys meeting with fellow quilters, teaching workshops and lecturing to quilt guilds where she shares her ideas and continues to learn new things from other quilters and artist. When not traveling and teaching, she spends her time developing new quilt patterns for Hoffman’s of California fabric company and enjoying the peace and quite of her studio on their farm just outside of Dobson, North Carolina. She and her husband of 45 years, Jerry, are the proud parents of two grown sons, Marty and Anthony. They have two grandsons, Dawson and Aiden, who live next door to them and have easy access to “Big Nanny’s” cooking and spoiling. They round out their household with Sophia, a golden retriever and four cats, Sylvester, Amy, Misty and PJ.

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Glass and Stone Mosaic Ground Sculpture with Nikki Pynn

Date: Saturday November 3rd 10am-4pm, Sunday November 4th 1-4pm, Saturday November 10th flex time 1-3pm

Tuition: Member $75.00 / Non Member $93.75

Material Fee: $20.00, Payable to Instructor at Beginning of Class

Class Description: During this class Participants will create a beautiful 8” x 24” Outdoor Garden Mosaic ground sculpture ‘stream’ of cut glass, stone and sand, suitable for indoor or outdoor display. It will be constructed on concrete backer board, using glass, stone, grout and sand.

On the first day students will learn to cut glass and arrange a design. On the second day, students will adhere glass and rocks to backer board within set mortar. On the following weekend, students will finish their mosaic with grout and sand.

The schedule will be as follows: Saturday November 3rd 10am-3pm, Sunday November 4th 1pm-4pm & Saturday November 10th flex time between 1pm-3pm.

Minimum Age: 18 and older or with responsible adult/special permission from instructor

About the Instructor:  Nikki Pynn has been working in stained glass since 1980. Her introduction to the medium came while working on her undergraduate at Virginia Commonwealth University. She learned in an non-traditional way, not taking a class but created her own style of working and going to a professor at VCU for critiques. Following her graduation with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking, she continued the practice of stained glass construction.  In 1989, she worked in a stained glass shop, learning a traditional system of working in glass. Nikki worked in the traditional manner of making panels until 2003. At that point, she began experimenting with the traditional techniques, pushing the limits of weight and form. She was encouraged by the negative spaces of objects around her and began incorporating those objects into her pieces.

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