The most beautiful gemstone captures light and reflects it back to us with unique brilliance, revealing its fiery personality. These are the divas and the drama queens of the gem world. Every one of them has a story to tell…just like people. This slide lecture and trunk show chronicle MJ's story–her 20-year adventure learning how to create the biggest diamonds in the world in the softest medium–cloth.
During her presentation, MJ will discuss how she selects gems that qualify as “divas and drama queens” and what they teach us about how to add sparkle to any art quilt. She will talk about the techniques to create and assemble the hundreds of pieces in each diamond, materials she uses to create the wash of color and light across a gem's surface, and the quilting techniques that enhance a gem's facets. And, as so often happens with any artist's decades-long journey, she will share what I’ve learned from her leap from the Corporate Life and into the Creative Life.
Learn more about MJ at her website: https://mjkinman.com/
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