Guild Meeting Speaker Kathy McNeil

Lecture: Razzle Dazzle and Special Effects For Your Quilts


Kathy McNeil is an internationally award winning quilt artist, author, pattern designer, teacher and judge. Kathy offers workshops, trunk shows and lectures, On line classes through American Quilters Society and quilting cruises to great destinations with Quilt Seminars at Sea. 

Hand appliqueing thousands of little scraps of fabric together, she creates quilts that look like paintings. These wall hangings are inherently and symbolically full of love and comfort. Often using over a hundred different fabrics in one composition, she revels in adding small details and surprises for the viewer to find. The quilting itself adds an additional element of texture to her work. Her quilts are frequently featured in museums, magazines, calendars, and international shows. Many of her quilts are in private collections.

 Artist Statement

Every creative act begins as a connection between the artist and their world. Exploration of that moment of inspiration fuels the process of telling a story and making art. Results are never predictable, as the discovery is different each time. A mastery of techniques and design will be noted and appreciated by others, but will the magic that inspired the artist, reach out and touch someone else?  When it does.... something big is shared.

Lecture: Razzle Dazzle and Special Effects For Your Quilts

It's all about the "Visual Impact' your quilts have. This lecture is full of tips and suggestions for adding fun visual effects to your quilts. Let me share new and creative techniques that are easy and fun to try on your own quilts. 

Workshop: The Wonderful World of Landscape Quilting

Discover the secrets that will bring your landscapes alive. Learn to create depth and dimension in your pattern with simple tricks of fabric choices. Play with fabric paints to create those realistic hi-lights and shadows. Kathy will demonstrate a mix of appliqué techniques! Begin the journey of landscape quilting working on your pattern. 

January 11th, 2018 7:00 PM