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Fabric Postcard Workshop with Kimberley Cartwright (via Zoom)

March 14, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Back by popular demand! Fiber artist, quilter, and instructor Kimberley Pierce Cartwright is back with another workshop on creating unique quilted fabric and paper post cards.  In this workshop Cartwright will teach you how to make a one of a kind art piece perfect for mailing, gifting or displaying.  Kimberley will provide a pattern and step by step directions or you may decide to freestyle your design. If you don’t have a sewing machine, you can use fabric glue. You may also participate using paper instead of fabric.

Leader: Kimberley Pierce Cartwright began quilting and painting in 2006 and understands quilt work to represent an abstraction of real life. She says of her work, “I have the power to create art in my life. I do that through my quilting. Sometimes I plan what I will do and sometimes I don’t. The result is always something I love. Everyone has the same power to create art in our own unique way.”

Cartwright’s work evokes emotion through her distinctive use of color and includes abstract caricatures, acrylic paintings, and mixed media embellishments. She also creates dolls and works on paper and canvas. Her love of color punctuates her use of very simple designs. She has taught classes in quilting and sewing. She has shown her work locally and around North Carolina, and it has also appeared in the international magazines Quilting Arts and Quilt Mania.

Fabric supply list:

  • Sewing machine in good working order
  • Iron
  • Scrap fabric in various colors (some medium weight fabric…denim, canvas etc. for quilt tops)
  • Light colored cotton fabric for backing.
  • Fabric glue (optional if you don’t have a sewing machine)
  • Newspaper or paper towels to use as backing for lightweight fabric
  • Thread, scissors, pins for securing fabric, and hand needles (optional)
  • Double sided Peltex for quilted postcards sewn on machine
  • Rotary cutter and a cutting board
  • Quilting ruler or ruler to cut straight edges

Paper supply list:

  • Magazines, picture books or other images
  • Scissors for cutting paper
  • Rotary cutter (optional) you can use scissors to cut
  • Cutting mat (optional)
  • Embellishment that can lay flat (fabric, ribbon, lace, glitter etc.)
  • Adhesive (glue stick, mod podge, crazy glue or hot glue)
  • Ruler
  • Cardboard from a cereal box or other packaging with similar light weight (make sure you have enough for at least four 4×6 inch cards.)
  • Fine-tipped marker to make marks and to sign the back of cards

Purchase Kimberley’s new book Fabric Post Card Cat/Dog: HERE

Cost: $50. Sliding scale available. Contact info@rcmws.org for details.

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March 14, 2021
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm