Friday Evening July 30 – Amy’s Art Quilt Journey – In her professional life, Amy works for the State Historical Society of North Dakota in the Archaeology and Historic Preservation Division. Her passion for history and preservation is evident in the quilts she creates using both traditional designs and contemporary techniques. Amy will share many of the award winning art quilts she has created through the years and share her journey as an artist.
Saturday July 31 – American Foursquare Art Quilt -Create an American Foursquare and learn a number of art quilt and fabric collage techniques along with some architectural history. The house is created with raw edge applique using glue stick and/or fusibles. We will discuss color theory and how to utilize color in your quilts. Learn how to create a landscape with depth and dimension through fabric choices and placement. Several options will be presented on how to create the background.
SUPPLY LIST: Supplies and materials will not be provided. Must come to retreat with all supplies and materials listed.
- Background fabrics… Scraps of light blue or a single piece of fabric – a fat quarter will work
- Dark Blue for sky frame – again scraps or a fat quarter will work •
- Green scraps or a single piece of fabric for landscape (one light and one dark)
- House Fabrics • Muslin or Waste fabric to use as foundation, 12” square •
- Floral or graphic scraps in contrasting colors and various shades from light to dark
- Glue Stick and/or fusible web (Elmer’s glue stick works well)
- Freezer Paper
- Black thread and/or threads to match fabrics
- Fusible Interfacing (Medium or heavy weight)
- Embellishments (optional): embroidery floss, beads, lace
- Scotch Tape or masking tape
- Sewing machine with free motion capabilities
- Rotary Cutter
- Rotary Cutting Mat
- Paper Scissors
- Fabric Scissors
- Stiletto/knitting needle or pointy tool (optional)
Sunday Morning August 1st – Amy will talk about the History of Crazy Quilting -The Victorian era was a time of growth and change. Discover how crazy quilts reflect this history and the story they can tell. Lecture will include display of antique crazy quilts and along with samples of Amy’s work.
Amy Munson lives in in Bismarck, ND with her husband, Brant, and two school aged kids, Alex and Abby. She has a career in historic preservation with the State Historical Society of ND and is passionate about old buildings and houses. She is a knitter, quilter, pattern designer and all around artsy gal and has been a maker for as long as she can remember. In college she majored in art history and took just about every studio art class she could fit into her schedule. She is an obsessive knitter, with a project always tucked in her purse. She has been designing and publishing her own patterns since 2009, her specialty being small knit ornaments and dolls. If she not knitting then she is playing with fabric. Amy in an award winning quilt artist and has been quilting for over 25 years. Her most recent art quilts focus on historic architecture including churches, barns and houses.