VAST Workshop with Deborah Boschert: Designing with Fabric, Paint & Stitch – Art Quilt Collage

VAST Workshop with Deborah Boschert 
Designing with Fabric, Paint & Stitch
August 29/30/31 (M/Tue/W) 2016

9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Daily at the Visual Arts Center, Denton (corner of Hickory/Bell)
$185 for VAST members; $220 for non-members
Registration Fee is $50 for sign-up, and is non-refundable.  Please make checks payable to VAST and mail to Kristin Spalding 2507 High Pointe Blvd, McKinney 75071.

The balance is due one month prior to workshop. If the participant must cancel, the VAST workshop coordinator will attempt to fill the open spot from the official waiting list. If there is no waiting list, the participant is free to fill the spot on their own. No refunds will be made one month or less prior to the workshop. If there are not enough participants to cover the the workshop costs, or if VAST must cancel for any reason, participants will be notified and will promptly receive a full refund including the deposit.
Course Description – Art Quilt Collage:
Create surface design on fabric with hand made stamps, found object printing, stencils, wet-on-wet painting, handwriting and other improvisational mark-making then use your original fabrics plus various commercial fabrics to create an original small art quilt incorporating hand stitching. You’ll have lots of left over fabrics to incorporate in collage or other mixed media projects.

Art Quilt Collage
Designing with Layers of Fabric, Paint and Stitch

Supply List

4 to 6 pieces of 1/2 yard solid color 100% cotton fabrics You’ll use these fabric to create a small art quilt, so choose a color palette you find inspiring. Include a variety of values (darks and lights). You’ll be adding surface design to many of these fabrics. If you work quickly or want to make extra, feel free to bring more fabric. Joann’s cotton solids come in three brands/qualities: Kona Cotton, Symphony Broadcloth and Country Classic Cotton. Any are fine. Or solids from your local quilt shop.

4 to 6 fat quarters (or equivalent scraps) Choose prints that coordinate with the solid color fabrics. Try to choose a variety of prints from large to small scale, including florals and geometrics and some that are tone-on-tone and some multi-color pieces.

3 to 5 yards fusible webbing I recommend Wonder Under by Pellon (available at Joanns) or Misty Fuse (which I’ll have available for sale for $8 at the workshop).

Micron Pigma Pen (or another fabric marker) I prefer the 08 size in black. StayzOn Ink Pad I like black, but any color is fine.

3 to 5 colors of acrylic paint Include darks and lights to coordinate with your color palette. Craft store paint is fine. I like Folk Art Brand from Michaels.

3 to 5 skeins of embroidery floss Coordinate with your color story… again, some darks and some lights.

Embroidery needle if you have one you love

Thimble if you have one you love

3 to 5 styrofoam meat trays or plastic plate for mixing paint

Small container for water

Scissors It’s nice to have a large pair of fabric scissors for cutting chunks and a small pair for hand embroidery.

Found objects for printing Consider kitchen objects, small toys, rubber mats or packaging, hardware, items from nature

Sketchbook, pen and pencil

Creative spirit!


  • digital camera (You probably have one on your phone.)
  • apron
  • additional scraps of unique fabrics that you love, up cycled clothing, home decsamples, highly textured fabrics or sheer materials
  • beads or other embellishments
  • exacto knife
  • brayerProvided:
  • Freezer paper and parchment paper.
  • Felt batting and embroidery needle.
  • Use of spouncers, some paint, rotary cutter, cutting mat, found objects, stencils,stamps and other printing options.
  • Sticky back fun foam and cardboard for mounting stamps.Please feel free to email me if you have any questions!




Deborah Boschert







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