Location: Accursi Room – 2nd Floor
Skill Level: All
Make: Four 6” blocks which can be combined into an 18 “ pillow or small wall handing.
Registration: Available on-line or in person at the workshop table.
Registration for this workshop closes: April 25, 2020
Notes: Bring a lunch or purchase a Buffet Lunch for $16.00
BIO: Renske was born in Friesland, in the north of Holland on a dairy farm. After high school, she went to teacher’s college for 5 years, where – among other things – she had to study Home Economics. They were given extensive instruction in needlework, knitting, and crocheting.
Renske took special classes in art and art history, which would enable her to teach at a high school level. After teaching in a small rural school for two years, she immigrated to Canada.
In 1972, Renske married and moved to Moorefield Ontario and in 1975 Laurence and Renske took over the family dairy farm. Her mother-in-law taught Renske to piece quilts, and over the years she pieced several. But it was not until she learned about appliqué quilts that Renske discovered her true passion.
In 1994, she took a 10-month class from Rosemary Makhan and she has never looked back!
Renske’s first appliquéd quilt was a traditional Baltimore album. Since that time she has made traditional as well as more modern pieces. Renske enjoys working with shaded, wired ribbon and experimenting with different flower shapes. Her interest in gardening and flowers has served her well!
Over the years Renske has taught many classes, first in wheat-weaving and now in appliqué — something she thoroughly enjoys.
Visit Renske’s blogspot at: https://renskehelmuth.blogspot.com/
Additional Workshop Information:
Using 4 traditional Japanese designs, we will learn the running stitch used by the Japanese to create beautiful Sashiko designs. Sashiko is a beautiful complement to traditional quilting! The four 6″ blocks created in the workshop can be combined into an 18″ pillow or small wall hanging.
There are so many ways to use Sashiko in your projects: let this workshop inspire you!
Kit purchase in class. Cost $15.00