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Design Dynamics: Kathy McNeil

Learn the secrets award winning quilters use to add movement, depth and balance to their compositions.  The “ Visual Impact” is the most important part of your quilt. Learn to use the language of design to help you analyze what works for you and others.  This class will help you see like an artist.  Deepen your understanding of lay out, design and fabric choices. Make the most of your contemporary or traditional quilts, by paying attention to color, value, shape, line and contrast.  What we like is very subjective. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder so there are NO right and wrongs, only a clearer understanding of what appeals to us individually. We look at a wide range of diverse quilts by other artist and myself and discuss together which ones appeal to different people and why that is. Approaching design this way has taught me so much about what it is I want to incorporate into my own designs and layouts.

Bring traditional blocks or patterns that you want to work with, fabrics you are considering or a picture that inspires a quilt design. You will have a new sense of confidence as we work together in this totally supportive environment to plan or enhance your new quilt.