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Scheduled 2020 Workshop:
August 21, 2020
Thread Painting with Donna Stufft
An avid quilter with a fabric addiction, Donna has been sewing since she was 12, inheriting her love for quilts from her mother’s Pennsylvania Dutch ancestors. Inspired by their work, Donna started quilting 40 years ago. In 1997 she began to explore ‘surface design’ techniques in fiber and to incorporate them into her quilts, resulting in “Art Quilts’… quilted wall hangings that from a distance look like traditional painted art. Each piece starts as an original acrylic painting on a canvas of cotton. Raw edge piecing gives texture, and thread sketching enhances detail while adding color. Stitching through the layers creates highlight on the loft as well as subtle shadows in the valleys. Using brightly bold colors or softly muted shades, she loves to interpret the beauty that she finds in nature.