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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

May 25th, SUZI PARRON BARN BLOCK PAINTING WORKSHOP













BARN QUILT PAINTING WORKSHOP …. With SUZI PARRON

$50 for workshop … sign up and payment MUST be made in advance.  Most supplies included.  Make checks payable to EVENING STAR QUILT GUILD.  FEE is payable upon sign up for the workshop. 

Workshop will be open to non- guild members as of April 28th.  
Mail payment to:
Leslie Kirkpatrick (guild president)  3995 Bluebird Ln, Metamora MI,  48455  cheklady@yahoo.com
*or*  Sheila   Arbaugh  701 Harsen Rd. Lapeer MI     48446                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
LOCATION:  Trinity Lutheran Church, 706 West Flint St, Davison MI

MAP

CREATE YOUR OWN PAINTED BLOCK to hang on your house, barn, garage or storage unit.
Pre primed boards and paint are supplied.  You will be shown how to draft, tape and paint your block with careful attention to detail.  Workshop will last about 4 hours plus clean up time.  Finished block will be 2 x 2 feet perfect for smaller buildings.  Suzi has pattern suggestion or bring your own… for the first project it is best to keep it simple.  Paint, foam brushes, colored pencils and other tools needed will be supplied.  

SUPPLIES THAT ATTENDEE MUST BRING:
ONE inch painter’s tape.  FROG TAPE yellow or green is best but SCOTCH brand is okay.
Yard stick or 24 inch ruler
Pencil
Blow Dryer ( CAN share)
Covering for tables
Guild needs minimum of 10 student but maximum of 30


FROM SUZI PARRON WEB PAGE:

Home: on the road in her RV somewhere near YOU!

Author of the book,  “Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement.”  Suzi travels full time speaking to quilt guilds and other groups about barn quilts and the quilt trail movement.

Suzi will take you on a journey along the quilt trail, beginning with the very first barn quilt, which stemmed from Donna Sue Groves and her wish to honor her mother’s quilting art. Suzi’s hour-long presentation features over one hundred stunning photographs of barn quilts, some of which rival cloth quilts in their intricacy. You will hear stories of some of the individuals who have painted quilt blocks to honor loved ones or their local culture, along with a few humorous anecdotes.

The presentation is both informative and entertaining, as Suzi explores the way in which our quilting heritage takes on new meaning as this movement continues to expand.

Suzi was a featured author during Quilt Week 2013 in Paducah and a lecturer at the National Quilting Association’s summer show. Visit Suzi’s Website and her blog for more about Suzi and Barn Quilts. Click on “Book signings and Events” to find out when Suzi will be in your area and remember that because she travels year round in her RV, she might be closer to your guild than you think!

Some comments on Suzi’s presentation:

The beautiful Barn Quilt photos and their poignant stories were brought to life so eloquently by Suzi. I highly recommend Suzi’s Barn Quilt presentation to your guild. Anyone who enjoys quilts will love her presentation; add in the topics of barns both old and new, along with beautiful photos of rural America and you have a program that is sure to please!

Suzi’s presentation was well planned — a wonderful slide show of many of the barns she had visited, accompanied by excerpts from her book. Her narrative about how she became interested in barn quilts was entertaining and Suzi shared some very heartwarming stories of the people whose barn quilts she visited.

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