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Speaker: Christine Barnes

Monday, August 6, 2019 @7PM


Color: A Step-by-Step Tutorial

Kathy Doughty

I'm often asked how I got into teaching and writing about color for quilters. Like almost every other quilter, I began sewing when I was very young. (One of my more "memorable" projects was a doll quilt filled with cotton balls, because when I asked my grandmother what was inside a quilt, she said, "cotton.") Degrees in Textile & Costume Design and Magazine Journalism segued into a career writing books on color, decorating, remodeling, and soft furnishings for Sunset Books, as well as four quilt-making books, and tech editing many more. I've been published in a number of quilt magazines (Modern Patchwork, American Quilter, McCall's Quilting and American Patchwork and Quilting, QNM, Love of Quilting, Threads, and Fabrications, a British quilting magazine) and have appeared on "Simply Quilts." I live in Grass Valley, the heart of Northern California's Gold Country, in a house with a light-filled sewing room where I am always happy.

Phyllis Martin, Program, 949-243-6511

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Christine Barnes

August 4, 2019

Color Spumoni

Christine will share her knowledge of color/fabric use and its focus on value (light and dark), temperature (warm and cool), and intensity (bright and dull). These characteristics, more than color itself, determine the impact of a quilt.

It's very important to have a good mix of value—lights, mediums, and darks—in colors from all around the color wheel. Most of us have plenty of mediums and darks. Lights are harder to come by. Don't go too dark or too light; however, very dark fabrics often read as black, and very light fabrics read as white.

Join in on the fun to learn about color and Christine's "10 Essential Tips to Successful Color."

Read more here.

Linda Garofalo, Workshops
email, 415-444-6142

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