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910 W. Parker Rd, Suite 325
Plano, TX  75075

"Ruby, the Hummingbird" Art Quilt with Dr Susan Kruszynski - Fri, Sep 6th, 9:30am-4pm

Learn the art of collage landscaping with this gorgeous 12" x 16" art quilt of a flitting hummingbird set amidst sunlit flowers. Learn a parchment paper collaging technique and how to use freezer paper templates. Prepare to have fun!

Included in the class is a kit with ALL fabrics and an art canvas included - you just supply the sewing machine and thread!

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: You need to be able to sew a straight stitch on your machine
Materials Included: Kit which includes ALL fabrics and an art canvas
Requirements: Supplies Provided in class
- 12"x 16" art canvas (to mount the quilt)
- Fabric to cover the the canvas (acts as the frame)
- Fabric for binding
- Pre-fused Fabric Kit for the collage
- Freezer paper templates

Supplies to bring:

- Thread (brand and type is your choice. The shop carries Glide if you need to purchase any of the colors)
o Sky Blue or Med. Aqua
o Magenta
o Pink
o Orchid
o Dark Purple
o Black (or Charcoal) & White
o Light gray
o Pale Yellow & Orange
o Celery Green & several other Green shades
o Gray & Green bobbin threads

- Sewing Machine ready to sew (Open Toe foot recommended)
- Large glue stick (e.g., Elmer's Craft Bond-Extra Strength)
- Tacky or Elmer's glue
- Scissors - small and sharp for fussy cutting
- Tweezers
- Sewline ceramic chalk pencil OR a silver pen
- Fine-tip black marker
- Erasable marker (e.g., Pilot Ball Frixion) (Optional)
- 28 mm Rotary Cutter (Optional)
- Cutting mat (Optional - rulers and mats available to share)
- Sewing Gloves (Optional)
- Small Iron & board (Optional - Ironing boards and Irons available to share)
- Teflon Ironing Sheet (Optional - Ironing sheets provided on shop ironing boards)
- Your regular sewing supplies (seam ripper, stiletto, etc)
Instructor: Dr. Susan Kruszynski
Instructor Bio: Dr. Susan Kruszynski lives in Muskegon, Michigan, and is an award-winning art quilt designer, teacher, author, and gallery artist. Feeding her artistic nature, Susan, at age 8, started experimenting with fabrics to produce colorful creations. She began landscape fiber art design with collage art quilts in 2014. A native of Michigan, her works, that range in sizes from 3"x5" to 40"x60", are often inspired by the trees and woodlands along the Lake Michigan shoreline. Susan currently divides her time between creating original collaged art quilt designs, teaching art quilting, marketing this fiber art in shows and galleries, running her Quilting Fabrics in Time business, and only just recently retired as a literacy specialist from Muskegon Community College. Susan uses her 40+ years of K-College level teaching experiences and a PhD in Education to teach this art through in-class experiences in and around the state of Michigan, through on-line instruction, and with art quilt books from Fox-Chapel Publishing.
- Grand Rapids ArtPrize Nine 2017 (TOP 25), Reaching Upward ; J.Gardella?s Tavern on 11 Ionia
- Michigan Education Association (MEA) Art Acquisitions Purchase Exhibition, Kruszin' Thru the Seasons in 2018 and Teal Trees in 2019 (JURORS? CHOICE AWARD and PURCHASE AWARDS); 1216 Kendale, Lansing
- Grand Haven Lighthouse Quilt Guild Show, 1st PLACE, Teal Trees in 2018 and Resilience #1 in 2019

Dr. Susan Kruszynski
Quilted Landscape Fabric Artist

1265 Anna Road, Muskegon, MI 49445
Phone - 231.329.0201
Email -
Website -
Facebook - quiltingfabricsintime
Etsy - ArtQuiltsbySusan
Class cost $40 plus included kit $70

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Included Materials



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