I’m going to be teaching 2 classes at Create Mixed Media Retreat in Costa Mesa, in Southern California, this coming May! Last summer, when I was filming Quilting Arts TV, Pokey (the host and editor) thought that my messenger bag and I would make a great class, and asked me to send in a proposal…so I’ll actually be teaching 2 different classes:
For the Birds Messenger Bag
You will construct a multi-pocketed, extremely functional messenger bag that features a small art quilt with a bird motif on the flap (I will provide other design suggestions as well). The bags are constructed from hand dyed canvas, wear like iron, and are a unique piece of “everyday art” you’ll use for years.
When: Wednesday, May 18 from 9-4
Price: $150.00 Materials Fee: $30.00
Simply Beautiful Tote
You will construct a very simple, reversible tote bag that features a beautifully hand dyed piece of fabric and is lined with a coordinated single color hand-dyed piece. Some simple machine quilting will give it strength and support. There are a couple of pockets and a key leash, and an ingenious construction method easily hides all the raw edges easily.
When: Friday, May 20, 9-noon
Price: $75.00 Materials Fee: $18.00
They’re still firming up details on the website, but I couldn’t wait blog about it! Update: You can start registering for classes on February 8!
Hooray – combining my day job with my passion.