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Improv Art class – March 11, 2017

Good morning Ladies,
I soooo  apologize for the late email – been busy with customer quilts.  Here is the info for the March class.

Saturday March 11, 2017 – 10:00AM – approx 1:00PM  Caldwell United Methodist Church – Main Street, Caldwell Ohio –
in the fellowship hall – back entrance – easy access to parking and entry.  Cost of class is $15.00
Project is “A Tree by any other name………………improv3114
We will be learning 3 dimensional applique.  See photos attached of my examples.You do not have to make yours exactly
like mine – remember be creative!
Background for tree – fabric that is going to compliment your tree – I would suggest a marble, fossil, batik or something
that does not have a very busy print on it so it does not detract from the focal point of the tree and leaves – you will need
a 14”wide x 18”high piece of fabric.
Tree – you can make your tree stick form (like the sample with tan background in the photos) which will give you a more
primitive or modern look.  Or, you can draw a free form curvy texture like a real tree.  Color is up to you – I chose brown for my
primitive one and a dark batik for my curvy one.  Whether you choose to make a whole tree or half tree (see photos) you will need
a 12” wide x 18”high piece of fabric.
Leaves – the leaves will be double sided fused together with paper backed fusible web.  You could choose a multi print fabric for
all the leaves and you will still get a variety when they are cut out.  You can use different color scraps of fabric; you could use
organza or velvet ribbon also.  You will need a total of 10”x 18”piece of fabric for your leaves
Fusible web – I use the Pellon 805 paperbacked.  You can use whatever you are comfortable with. You will need approximately
1 yard.  If you do not have any – I will have some available for $2.50 per yard.
Also bring:  a good sharp pencil or pen; good sharp cutting scissors; cutting mat and rotary cutter; iron and pressing mat ( I will
have two ironing pads – but I am down to one iron so if anyone has an extra to bring.)  For the two ironing pads I will furnish
the pressing sheets to protect the irons and pads; extension cords for your irons.  **You do not have to bring your sewing machines**
– two more items to bring – a ruler for rotary cutting and pins to pin your leaves on so they will stay in place until you sew them.
I will supply the templates for your leaves.
Please RSVP if you are coming so I can know what supplies to bring.
Look forward to seeing you!
Pam Grabianowski improv3112improv311