Instructor: Vyvyan Rundgren
Date: July 31st, 2021
Time: Sat 9 AM – 3 PM
Number of Students: Min 5 / Max 12
Materials Fee: $80
Total Fee: $230
Description: If you travel the backroads, through farm country and small rural communities in the U.S., you will find barn quilts! Barn quilts are large, flat pieces of wood painted to look like a quilt block–simple, colorful geometric shapes replicating pieced quilt patterns. They hang on barns, houses, and fences and are beautiful outdoor displays of Americana folk art.
Starting with a 3’ x 3’ exterior wood panel that has been pre-primed by the instructor, you will learn how to transfer your pre-selected quilt block design, mask it with tape, then use your own exterior paint samples to complete your design in class. Materials fee also includes sponge brushes for your paints, tools to use in class, and a small jar of weather resistant Spar-Varnish to complete your project at home.
Please note: This class includes a half-hour, online informative discussion/Q&A with quilter Jeanne Niccolls and artisan Jill Evans-Kavaldjian about historical Loudoun County quilts and the requirements and inspiration for the artwork included in the Loudoun County Barn Quilt Trail (Monday, June 14th at 7 PM)