Workshops & Lecture Fees

OVERSIZED FLOWER POWER
Learn Debra’s easy techniques for producing realistic floral quilts with oversized images. Demonstrations in composition, color and fabric painting assist participants to grow in their art knowledge. An original flower drawing is provided, this is developed using contemporary, fast and fusible appliqué methods and innovative art techniques. Students will paint on a smaller sample of scraps with provided teacher supplies.

LEVEL - beginning to advanced, 20 participants, 15 preferred
LENGTH - One Day - (6 hours)
FEE - $500. plus $5.00 per person materials fee
No sewing machine needed

EASY FREE-MOTION MACHINE QUILTING
Learn an easy method of machine quilting and be successful doing it. The sewing machine becomes a drawing tool, as participants create complex free-motion quilting patterns. Starting with the fundamental techniques and designs, then on to more complex patterns without marking or measuring. The types of designs include: continuous pattern, filler, single motif and stop 'and start designs. This is a fast paced class for quilters of all levels.

LEVEL - beginning to intermediate, 20 participants, 15 preferred
LENGTH - One Day - (6 hours)
FEE - $500.

Thread Art! -SURFACE DESIGN TECHNIQUES IN THREAD
Learn and explore the many different innovative stitching techniques of machine embroidery. Using varying weights of thread and decorative yarns create beautiful surface design and texture, these include: couching, free machining, cutwork lace, bobbin drawing, double needle, etc. This is a fast paced process class for all levels.

LEVEL - beginning to intermediate, 20 participants, 15 preferred
LENGTH - One Day - (6 hours) (or this class can be given as a half day 3 hours - $300.)
FEE - $500.
Sewing machine needed

Lectures

FROM TRADITIONAL QUILTS TO FABRIC GARDENS
Debra’s slide show journey begins with a quick retrospective of her earlier traditional quilts leading into an in depth look at the creative process behind her fabulous oversized floral wall hangings. You will see photos of the flowers that inspired each quilt and in progress slides of the artistic and sewing techniques she uses. She also brings a trunk show that includes many of the colorful works seen in the slide presentation.  

FLOWER POWER: OVERSIZED IMAGERY ON QUILTS
This lecture focuses on seeing more of Debra's award winning Oversized Floral Image Quilts and takes an in-depth look at their development of color, depth, highlighting and shading. See the creative process that brings nature's flowers to the over-scale size, view the flower photos that inspired the quilts and in progress slides of many artistic and sewing techniques she uses. A trunk show is included with many colorful art works.

LECTURE FEE - $300. LENGTH - one hour
A working slide projector with remote and microphone is required for lecture.
All travel expenses to be paid by the sponsor: IRS mileage rate, (Airline from Flint or
Detroit, MI), shuttle/taxi, food & lodging.
 

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Debra M. Danko
P.O. Box 434, Grand Blanc, MI 48480-0434
810-636-3424
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debra@debradanko.com