Light Up Your Landscape : Gloria Loughman : August 2012
11 – 18 August, 2012
Gloria Loughman teaches Light up your Landscape : a class that is easy to master and of interest to quilters of all abilities. Light is one of the most powerful tools that an artist can use in a composition. Fusing small squares, rectangles or diamonds of fabric, students can build up a landscape background that is full of light, contrasts and drama.
Over the week, Gloria will show you how to choose the subject, what aspect to focus on, how to make it come alive, and where to begin. She will then guide you through the process, looking at how to translate what you see into an image in textiles.
Design principles including perspective and focal point will be outlined and a variety of ways of choosing colour schemes will be discussed. Techniques including fusing, invisible machine appliqué, free motion stitching and quilting techniques will be included.
You will need to bring basic sewing supplies and a sewing machine, and she will supply hand dyed fabrics, fabrics to paint and the paint.
She has been teaching patchwork classes for many years and enjoys sharing her knowledge and skills with others. She likes to challenge students to design their own quilts but is also happy to provide patterns for those less confident. Her classes are very popular with lots of students coming back.. She has also travelled extensively overseas teaching classes in New Zealand, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Europe, South Africa, and Japan.
Over the years she has dabbled in many areas including strip piecing, bargello, colourwash, fabric dyeing and painting, and machine embroidery After completing some studies in design and colour as part of a Diploma of Art in 1996, she began to make her large vivid landscape quilts depicting the Australian bush. Most of the textiles used have been hand dyed or painted and feature extensive machine embroidery. These quilts have won many major awards in Australia, Europe, Japan and the United States. Her quilt ‘Kimberley Mystique’ was the winner of Australia’s most prestigious national quilting award in 2003.
She has also curated eight exhibitions of Australian quilts to the United States and have had the privilege of judging at many major shows. She has had a number of solo exhibitions, including an invitation to exhibit at the prestigious NEC Show in Birmingham, UK. Her book, Luminous Landscapes, was released by C&T in January 2007, and her second book, Quilted Symphony, came out in January 2010.
The programme is structured around morning workshops with afternoon excursions or free time to relax, swim have a spa massage or simply continue quilting. We may alter the programme in response to the weather or the interest of the group.
Saturday 11 August
Overnight in Nadi.
Sunday 12 August
Fly to Savusavu. You will be greeted with a traditional Fijian welcoming ceremony.
Morning / early afternoon workshop: an introduction to the week.
Late afternoon: free to relax.
Monday 13 August
After lunch you will have some free time for snorkelling, swimming and relaxing. Or there’s an optional visit to town, visiting the geothermal hot springs, local market and shops.
Tuesday 14 August
2.00pm: Tapa (decorate bark cloth) making demonstration.
Wednesday 15 August
In the afternoon we will have a boat or beach outing.
Thursday 16 August
Friday 17 August
Finish individual projects; end with show and tell.
Afternoon visit to Vivili village for traditional meke (dance)
Final lovo dinner.
Saturday 18 August
Leave Savusavu and on to international flights.
Cost: $2180 twin share.
Includes domestic flight Nadi – Savusavu, airport transfers from Savusavu airport, 7 nights’ accommodation, all meals, course fees and excursions as listed.
$350 single supplement.
Partners welcome: $1200
Comprehensive Travel Insurance.
Optional activities not listed on the program.
Costs of a personal nature such as laundry, massages, private trips.
Meals taken in transit at the airport.
International flights to Fiji. We are happy to quote on these and book them for you if requested. Flight prices fluctuate according to demand.
Read more about Gloria’s last quilt retreat at Daku Resort, plus pictures of work created by some quilters, at our blog. Daku Resort Blog »
More of Gloria’s work
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