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At Play in the Garden of Stitch: Fearless Free-Motion Stitching


 Using stitch in artwork begins with an expressive line. Join Paula Kovarik in her workshop on fearless free-motion stitching.

Course Description

Using the sewing machine as a mark-making tool, participants will focus on seeing, interpreting and completing concept-driven work. We will explore texture, pattern and story with simple-to-learn techniques.This is not a traditional free-motion stitching workshop. First we'll make a mess by playing with lines that are active and reactive. Then we'll embrace the wonky by learning to make the most of whatever occurs by joining ideas to line motifs. And, then, we'll stitch with abandon.

Open to all skill levels.



Artist Biography

After thirty years as a graphic designer Paula Kovarik has time now to pursue her art. She received her degree in design from Southern Illinois University. Her work has been shown in national and international shows devoted to the art of the quilt including Quilt National, Quilt=Art=Quilts, FiberArt Now Excellence in Fibers, ArtQuilt Elements and Visions shows. It has been collected by the International Quilt Museum, Memphis International Airport, Memphis Urban Arts Commission and private collectors. She has been profiled in American Craft, Fiber ArtNow and Art Quilting Studio magazines. Paula is a full time artist living and working in Memphis, TN


Learn more about Paula Kovarik and her work by visiting her website, and checking out her Instagram @yellowbrickstudio.

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