Museum workshop gets down to quilting

September 28, 2012 by  

Tomorrow’s ‘Quilt Drawing in the Gallery’ session with Joey Veltkamp provides guests with the opportunity to learn various quilting secrets, tips, and techniques that master quilters use when creating their works. As with many other artistic hobbies, every quilt has a story and part of this course will be attempting to figure out what the artisan or quilt-maker was thinking when they designed it.

The workshop will focus on the various designs and creations that are being displayed in an exhibit entitled ‘Bold Expressions’. Veltkamp, an outstanding artisan himself, will be leading a discussion on the various tools and techniques he has used to create the unique and outstanding pieces for his pending exhibition, named ‘Blanket Drawing Series’. His display was recently viewed by many in Capitol Hill at the Cupcake Royale.

There will be discussion on various teaching techniques, the use of simple tools, and how to use colored pencils and paper to create the patterns of the quilts. Guests do not require experience to attend, although it is recommended for people over the age of thirteen. Veltkamp will lead guests on a guided tour through the exhibit and will ask students for their interpretation of the quilts that are displayed.

Poster printing, brochure printing, and flyer printing may have been used to promote tomorrow’s workshop to the public. Admission is by donation and organizers are suggesting $25 would be suitable for this September 29 session. It runs from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Bellevue Arts Museum located at in Bellevue, Washington, just outside Seattle. To learn more about this workshop, please visit the Bellevue Arts Museum website or call 425-519-0770 during business hours.