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2022 - 12/03 - Hippy Dippy Dotty Collage Workshop with Carol Morrissey - Saturday 12/3 10am-5pm

Join us for this fun, fused project! We'll experiment with positive and negative shapes while playing with color and design elements. The class project is a wall hanging measuring approximately 20" x 27" (up to 20" x 36"). Carol will offer suggestions for several ways to use these fused collages. She will also give you a free pattern for a mini journal cover that you can make later from a small fabric collage. Carol will bring her die cutters and a variety of circle dies for you to use. No sewing machine is required unless you wish to work on the mini journal cover during the class.

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details:
Requirements: Supply list will be emailed prior to the class. An optional kit is available for purchase prior to the class and will be available to pick up at the beginning of the session. The kit includes twelve PRE-FUSED fat eighths and one yard of Pellon 950F Interfacing

The following materials and supplies are REQUIRED:

1. Fabrics:
Twelve fat eighths, or an assortment of scraps to equal approximately 1.5 yards, give or take. Choose any assortment of fabrics that you like, selecting a range of values (lights and darks) for contrast. You might prefer a limited palette, such as various shades of blue, or you might choose an assortment of bright, intense colors, or any other color range you like. One of my samples contains over 20 colors (I added some scraps from my stash). Another one of my pieces contains only 10 colors. The fabric quantities mentioned above are more than required for our class project (approximately 20"x 27").

2. Fusible web:
I use Pellon Wonder Under #805. Three yards should be enough. If you prefer a different brand of fusible web, bring the one you like.

NOTE: To make the most of your time during the workshop, I STRONGLY advise you to iron the Wonder Under to the wrong side of your fabric PRIOR to the class. This will enable you to get right to work rather than spending your class time ironing. You don't have to apply Wonder Under to ALL of your fabric before class if you don't want to, but I recommend applying it to enough pieces to equal at least one yard. Follow the manufacturer's directions. DO NOT REMOVE THE PAPER BACKING.

3. Interfacing:
One yard of Pellon 931TD or 950F fusible interfacing.

4. a roll of parchment paper (optional - to protect the iron and/or ironing surface)

5. small scissors

6. rotary cutter, mat and ruler

7. iron and ironing surface, such as a large wool pressing mat

8. pencil and paper for notes, and a plastic bag or other container (like a plastic shoebox) for leftover small pieces.

9. A sewing machine is NOT required for our main project. However, if you wish to make the mini journal (I provide the pattern) during class, you will need a sewing machine.

Carol will bring her die cutters and circle dies for you to use.
Instructor: Carol Morrissey
Instructor Bio: Carol Morrissey is a fifth-generation Texas quilter. Inspired by her mother's and grandmothers' sewing skills, she began sewing clothing at the age of eleven. Carol didn't join the quilting world until she was in her thirties, but once she did, she fell in love with everything connected with quilting, especially the designing process. Her first projects were baby quilts that were gifts for friends. Those first projects were based on traditional patchwork, but they were her original designs. As the years passed, Carol found herself continually intrigued and challenged by the possibilities of creating original work. In 2004, she began publishing her own patterns under her company name OCarol ( She also designed a series of templates that are used to sew hexagons and other shapes without using paper foundations. Carol's work has been displayed internationally, and is in many private collections. One of her achievements is a solo exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Natural Science, where she presented an exhibition of 26 of her quilts that are inspired by nature. This was an especially happy event for Carol, as this museum was one that she had frequented as a child growing up in Dallas, Texas. She was also pleased to have several quilts displayed at the Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange, Texas, including her Iguana that was shown during the museum's opening. Her quilts have received many awards, as well as being included in various magazines and books, including 500 Art Quilts, an Inspiring Collection of Contemporary Work, and Lone Stars III: A Legacy of Texas Quilts, 1986-2011. Viewers of The Quilt Show, with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims, are able to watch Carol at work in Episode 1908, in which she demonstrates her popular fabric postcard techniques as well as showing how to use ink on fabric. She is also featured in Episode 2710 of The Quilt Show, in which she demonstrates her Exaggerated Pointillism technique. While Carol will always enjoy traditional patchwork, her quilting has included many non-traditional methods and techniques. She dyes much of her fabric herself, and also uses ink and paint on her fabrics. Pictorial quilts have always been of interest to her. Some of her pictorial quilts, such as her Spider Lilies and her Horned Lizard, are realistic, but in recent years she has experimented with more abstract images, using circles as the major design element. In addition to her love of quilting, she is also passionate about gardening, travel and photography. Her quilts often reflect her love of nature, so you might not be surprised to learn that her back yard is a National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat. It's not unusual to see frogs, toads, lizards, snakes, rabbits, and many kinds of birds in her yard. She enjoys exhibiting her artwork, presenting programs to groups, and teaching techniques such as free-motion machine quilting and thread painting, using fabric inks and paints, how to create an original design from a photograph, her Hippy Dippy Dotty Collage technique, and fused fabric postcards. She lives in Double Oak, Texas, just north of Dallas.
If purchasing the PRE-FUSED kit, it will be available on the day of class

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.