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Workshop: Sheila Frampton Cooper - Lines and Curves

  • Tue, September 27, 2022
  • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Zoom Platform Online
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Sheila Frampton Cooper is an amazing textile artist and quilter. We are so lucky to have a chance to learn some of her improvisational techniques and methods of working. Her award-winning work has been shown and published internationally and she has taught workshops in the US and abroad. More of her work can be seen at her website:

Sheila will be teaching her workshop September 26, from 9:30-3:30., and will concentrate on using solid fabrics to create a unique composition. She will lead her students through exercises in creative curved piecing and other methods she uses to achieve her exciting compositions.

 "Come with an open mind and an open heart and we’ll journey into the vast space of creative bliss.”


  • Workshop, Tuesday, September 27, 9:30-3:30
  • Class fee: $50 members, $70 non-members (includes the lecture)
  • Class location: Zoom platform
  • Questions can be directed to Sandra Woodard,

Supply list: 

    •    100% cotton fabric, preferably solids LIGHT/MED/DARK VALUES FOR EACH COLOR (details below)

    •    At least one yard each of various neutral colors. (see below)

    •    Sewing machine (with knee-lift if you have one)

    •    Needles (I like SCHMETZ Microtex Sharps 70/10)

    •    Neutral thread for piecing (I suggest very light gray)

    •    Seam ripper, scissors and thread snippers

    •    Rotary cutter (with extra blade)

    •    Ruler (optional)

    •    Cutting Mat (at least 24” for cutting width of fabric)

    •    Table top lamp (optional)

   •    Iron and tabletop iron pad (travel size is good)

    •    Small spray bottle (This is for water and a fine mist is best.) 

    •    Sketchbook (for note taking, drawing etc.)

    •    Regular pencil

    •    White pencil

    •    White flannel for your design wall

You will be using solid colored fabric in this workshop. I know many people may not have this in their stash. You may purchase fat quarter packs to give you more variety without having to buy a lot of fabric. Also, you may choose your palette in advance and purchase multiple values in each color you use. For example, if you like blue, make sure you bring a very dark blue value, a very light, and a few shades in between if possible.

Neutral fabric is very important in this workshop. I suggest bringing grays and taupes (warm and cool), but keep them on the light side. Bring black or brown (at least a half yard of each). For example, if you want to use earth tones, you might want very dark brown or black, if you are using cooler colors, a charcoal/black would be nice. The main thing is to have options.  

Please feel free to email with any questions regarding fabric or anything else for the workshop. I am more than happy to review your fabric choices and provide feedback in advance!

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