Saint Regis Mountain from the Barnum Brook Trail (16 May 2012)

Quilt Workshop:
Flower Pounding: A Springtime Art
Saturday, 17 May 2014

Instructor: Karen LiVecchi -- 

Quilt Workshop: Flower Pounding: A Springtime ArtDescription: Turn fabric and nature into art with flower pounding – the simple and traditional technique of transferring flower and leaf pigment to paper or a prepared fabric surface using a hammer. In this class you will experiment with fresh flowers, leaves and grasses on muslin and paper, then work on a final nature-inspired design. You may choose to further enhance your piece with embroidery thread, beading, or other forms of embellishment.

Your finished project can then be used in a quilt, a table runner, wall hanging, decorative pillow, or as an art piece displayed in a frame. Other possible projects include greeting cards, gift tags or gift bags, collage, potpourri bags, or a handmade journal.

A detailed Supply List for the Flower Pounding Workshop may be found here. Prepared for Dyeing (PFD) fabric will be supplied.

Instructor’s Biography: Karen LiVecchi is a retired teacher who has taught Computer Science in the East Moriches Public Schools, as well as adult computer classes, for 25 years. She has a Masters in Educational Computing from SUNY Stony Brook. Over the years Karen has acquired extensive training and leadership expertise in education through various teacher enhancement programs. She has developed and taught several in-service courses for the Teacher Center of the Western Hamptons.

Karen has been a quilter for ten years. She especially enjoys working with traditional patterns. She also enjoys designing and sewing to-scale miniature quilts using Electric Quilt software. Karen teaches quilting workshops for the Eastern Long Island Quilting Guild. As Second Vice President (2012, 2013), she has overseen the Members Teaching Members program, which offers workshops taught by Guild members, and has taught a “teacher prep” workshop to assist members in planning and running a quilting workshop. She has attended several quilting weekends at Frost Valley YMCA and continues to take various quilting workshops to build and hone her skills. Karen keeps up with new trends by subscribing to different quilting magazines, collecting new quilting books, and attending quilt shows. Karen considers herself a life-long learner.

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Explore the VIC

The Paul Smiths VIC offers a wide variety of programs throughout the year to educate and inform Adirondack Park residents and visitors about the natural wonders of the Adirondack Mountains. You can help support these programs by joining the Friends of the VIC. More information on Friends of the VIC memberships

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The VIC trails are free and open to the public, from dawn to dusk, spring through fall. In winter, the trails are open to cross-country skiers and snowshoers for a fee. Day or season passes may be purchased.