The Dunedin Fine Art Center is adding a couple of exciting workshops this summer, featuring quilt and textile artists from across the globe.
The first workshop on Saturday July 24th entitled “E Pluribus Quilt” features renowned San Francisco quilter, Joe Cunningham. Joe began making quilts professionally in 1979, after a ten-year career as a musician in Michigan. His early mentors were steeped in the history and traditions of quilts, leading Cunningham to a life of study in quilt history and a love of traditional technique. Over the years his quilts have evolved into a unique, personal style. His quilts are in the permanent collections of museums, as well as in numerous private collections. He has written widely on the subject and has appeared on the Peabody Award winning PBS series “Craft in America,” the HGTV series “Simply Quilts with Alex Anderson”, the PBS series “Sewing with Nancy” and on “The Quilt Show” with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims.”
Joe’s virtual workshop starts with a classic “Tin Man” quilt block. He makes it more like real life by first walking you through his system for making the block freehand, then showing how to make it any size and shape you like. The result is a complete diversity of blocks which are all made with the same technique, but all end up unique, just like real people. A perfect workshop for using up scraps, or for using small pieces of all the fabrics in your stash, this 3-hour workshop will also give you an introduction to Joe’s freehand cutting and sewing techniques, all in the comfort of your own sewing room! Students will be sent a recording of the class, which means you will be able to take it any time you like for a week.
The second workshop invites you to “Stitch Like An Egyptian!” Ahmed Kamal and Tarek Abdelhay bring all of their skills from the Cairo Market to Dunedin, to share with you, LIVE and in-person on Saturday, August 14th!
Egyptian tent-making is a centuries-old, intricate craft. Passed on through generations, these magnificent hand-sewn textiles can be found today in the market of Old Islamic Cairo. In this one-day, one-of-a-kind workshop, join Tentmakers Ahmed Kamal and Tarek Abdelhay, to learn the brilliant techniques of this ancient artform.
E Pluribus Quilt
with Joe Cunningham
Saturday, July 24 12pm-3pm EST
Tuition: $35 DFAC Members/$45 Non-Members
Stitch Like An Egyptian!
1-Day Applique’ Workshop
with the Tentmakers of Cairo
Saturday, August 14, 10am – 5pm
$125 DFAC Members/$155 Non-Members
*Supply Kit option: $50
To register, or get more information, click on the links above or call the Dunedin Fine Art Center at 727.298.DFAC. Better yet, stop by in-person and see the fabulous Quilt and Textile exhibitions on-display through August 15th.
Dunedin fine Art Center – 1143 Michigan Blvd. – Dunedin FL 34698