Monday, January 22, 2018
 Richard Killeaney - of Ocheltree Design


Meeting / Lecture


January 22, 2018

Richard Killeaney  - Lecture  

Richard describes the style of his work as minimalist and masculine and he focuses on sustainability.  Richard’s presentation will show his work as inspired by his surroundings and will discuss his residency in Northern Iceland. He lives in Bridgeport, CT.  Ocheltree Design, Richard Killeaney’s interior accessories line, is know for its minimal and masculine style with a focus on sustainability. This presentation will address how Richard’s work is inspired by specific spaces and locations, often near bodies of water. How landscapes lead to new quilt pattern designs will be explored with pictures from his residency in Northern Iceland. Color choices, fabric use, and pattern variations will all be discussed. 

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January 22, 2018
Half-Day Workshop
(1 - 4p)

Class Fee $20 ($30 non-members)
Materials Fee $5 (payable to instructor)
Sewing Machine NOT Required
Experience:  All levels welcome

Hand Quilting - Timna Tarr

Timna Tarr, returning to us by popular demand, will be teaching students some hand quilting techniques.

Timna will provide quilt sandwiches using different types of batting for each student to stitch. She will also bring along different needles, thimbles, and thread to try.   Bring your favorite thimble if you have one!  No hoop required for this class. 


January 23, 2018 
Full-Day Workshop

Class Fee $35 ($50 non-members)
Materials Fee $15 (payable to instructor)
Sewing Machine NOT required
Experience:  All levels welcome

Fabric Dying - Richard Killeaney

This workshop will be really different -- as it is a road trip to Richard's Bridgeport CT studio. This dye workshop will empower participants to learn how to comfortably create and use fiber reactive dyes. Fiber reactive dyes, or MX dyes, work with cold water on any cellulosic fiber such as cotton, linen, and hemp, also giving interesting results on silk. The workshop will teach how to calculate needed dye and chemicals, various methods of dyeing including low-water dyeing, and allow participants to create both creative and controlled dye samples. Each participant will dye a precise six-color fat-quarter gradation, two creative half-yard pieces, and a cotton scarf. The end goal is to demystify the dyeing process so it may be replicated at home.  

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