QUILTING WORKSHOP WITH BRETTE GABEL

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Full Info

SATURDAY, April 20th, 2013 1-4pm
FREE

Please RSVP [email protected] to reserve your spot

Artist Involved: Brette Gabel

 

 Quilting is a process of sewing three layers of fabric together, a backing, a fluffy center, and a patchwork ‘quilted’ top. The Quilting Bee is a gathering of people who are all working to hand sew a quilt on a ‘quilters frame’. In the tradition of a quilting bee, this workshop will cover the basic steps involved in making a quilt starting with a pile of fabric scraps and finishing with beautiful patchwork quilt. Hands on elements of the quilting workshop will include how to build a quilting frame, stretching a quilt and hand sewing. Basic sewing skills will be helpful but not necessary.
Workshop is free but rsvp to [email protected] to reserve your spot.
After the workshop, we will also be screening a documentary on the incredible quilters of Gee’s Bend, Alabama.
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Brette Gabel is a graduate of the University of Regina with a B.A. Honours in Theatre Studies and a minor in Visual Arts. While in school Brette began embroidering, quilting and watching horror movies. Following school, Brette moved to Toronto where she participated in the Toronto School of Art’s Independent Studio Program where she investigated her interest in the both the macabre and textile crafts. After which she became a contributing member to the White House Studio. Recently Brette has lived in Regina, Saskatchewan where she has participated as the University of Regina’s artist in residence and Windsor, Ontario where she was an emerging artist in residence. She has exhibited nationally and internationally. Brette’s work strives to connect love, fear, heartache and the grotesque with craft and social interventions. Brette is currently an MFA candidate at OCAD University.