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‘Maison 1’ by Linda V. Hubbard
Basic Thread Sketching Workshop
Instructor: Linda V. Hubbard
Date: September 24, 2019 from 10am to 4pm in Walnut Creek
Learn the basics of Thread Sketching and free-form stitching and make one or more panels you can use in a pillow, quilt, wall hanging or other project.
To sign up for the workshop online, go to www.sewingmachineshop.com website and select the “Classes” link. Scroll down to my workshop listing and follow their instructions.
Hi, I’m Linda V. Hubbard, a local Benicia resident and fiber artist. My background includes music study in Europe as a teenager, a degree in art (ceramics) and a career in sales (real estate and finance and IT recruiting). Briefly, I began my fascination with Fiber Art in the mid-80’s by, on a whim, making a small, tied quilt.
Despite knowing nothing about the process and having no family quilting tradition I found myself “hooked”. I had sewn clothes a bit in my younger years (and loved fabric) and found that I could combine original design and color and create intriguing dimension through the quilting process in ways that were totally new and exciting to me. I kept that interest dormant until the early ‘90’s whereupon I launched into traditional quilting in a serious way and discovered that there was a whole array of “non-traditional” techniques utilized by contemporary “fiber artists” that amazed me. These artworks were not your grandmothers’ quilts anymore. My focus since then has been to “introduce” the art-lover to contemporary fiber art by creating artwork using many, often surprising, techniques and experimenting with original design concepts, mixed-media and innovative construction techniques, surface treatments and embellishments. I am an Arts Benicia member, and in the last year, have had my work shown in their juried exhibits “Mapping as a Source” and “Gems IV” and was invited to be the featured 3D artist (for my folded fabric boxes) in Blackhawk Gallery’s “Impulse” exhibit.