Instructor: Deborah Fell
July 25–27, 2019 (Thursday–Saturday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
SU19FB406 • All levels
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Borrowing the magic of the blue skies surrounding Mendocino, this retreat-like workshop takes worn denim blue jeans and turns them into works of art. Keeping design principles in mind, students will construct a quilt top out of cut up denim blue jeans along with other clothing or scraps. Students will learn about the Gee’s Bend Quilters, Boro and Kantha stitching, and unconventional interpretations of construction techniques. Imperfection is encouraged along with outside of the box strategies and approaches. Weather permitting, a field trip to the Headlands to study the art of nature, will be included.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
DEBORAH FELL is a professional member of the Studio Art Quilt Associates, Surface Design Association and Art Quilt Network. Deborah’s art focuses on abstract, organic shapes while using surface treatment such as dyeing and painting fabric, photography and reclaimed materials. Deborah has been a professional educator for over 30 years. Besides teaching at risk high school students in a public high school setting, Deborah has taught various art workshops at national symposiums such as QSDS, Quilting by the Lake, Art Quilt Tahoe, University of Illinois, community college, and continuing education. Deborah obtained a Master’s degree from Northern Illinois University as well as graduate work at University of Illinois, University of New Hampshire and a fellowship at Northwestern University. In 2003 Deborah was in Quilt National and in Visions in 2018.
In 2010 Deborah was asked to assist the host of CBS’s television show, Extreme Home Makeover, in creating the art piece for the master bedroom project for the new house built in the east central Illinois area. The fall of 2011 Deborah was an Artist in Residence at the Mendocino Art Center. In 2012 Deborah started teaching art quilt related courses at the University of Illinois through OLLI program. The winter 2012 issue of Art Quilting Studio featured Deborah’s work on the front cover. In 2013 Deborah completed an Artist-in-Residency at the University of Illinois in Champaign, Illinois. Deborah was an Artist-in-Residence at the Nantucket School of Design and the Arts in the summer of 2016, and in Vermont in the fall of 2017. Deborah was the featured artist for the January 2017 Patchwork Professional in Germany, which featured an architectural series focusing on German architectural elements. Art exhibit openings in South Africa in 2014, Holland in 2015, and France and Cape Town in 2017, continue to strengthen Deborah’s art visibility at the international level. Deborah’s art quilt in Visions 2018 won the Quilts Japan Prize.
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TUITION & FEES
Current MAC Members: $310
Non-members: $345 plus a $45 non-member registration fee
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REFUNDS & CANCELLATIONS
Cancellations must be made in writing, either by mail or email. If you notify us at least 21 days prior to the first class meeting, you will receive a refund of tuition less a $45 cancellation fee. No refunds will be made after that date for any reason due to our contractual obligations and material acquisitions. If the Art Center is compelled to cancel a class you will receive a full tuition refund. Memberships are non-refundable as they are considered a donation to the Art Center.
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|$310: Current Mendocino Art Center member
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