Classes

Classes

If you wish to do an early registration for the classes, you must first make full payment to the HSBC account N° 40535 92036 for Eduardo Ramírez Cato or through a bank transfer CLABE: 021 580 040 535 920 363. Afterwards, click here to fill in the form and upload your payment slip. Without this step we won’t be able to track your payment and your place in the class won’t be confirmed.
IMPORTANT! Whoever registers in advance for the classes will have free entrance to the Expo on the day of their class.


Basic sewing kit » You will need to bring your basic sewing kit to all the classes:

– Scissors for paper and fabric
– Round cutter with a sharp blade
– Threads for machine: beige, gray, white and black
– Needles for machine
– Needles for hand sewing
– Thimble
– Pencil
– Notebook
– Lenses
– Mini cutting mat (optional)
– Mini ironing machine and base (optional)

Click on the image or the name of the activity to see more details and the needed materials list. Click on the name of the teacher to see her curriculum.

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 15, 2018
Room 1


7:45 – 18:30
Class Day of the Dead Altar (two-day class)
Jane Tenorio-Coscarelli (United States)
All levels of experience
$2,800 MXN (materials NOT included)


Room 2


11:45 – 18:30
Class Jolly Jumpers (one-day class)
Gillian Travis (United Kingdom)
All levels of experience
$1,400 MXN (materials included)


Workshops


14:15 – 17:30
Class Experimental Embroidery (half a day of class)
Isabelle Wiessler (Germany)
All levels of experience
$700 MXN (materials included)




18:00 – 19:00
Seminar The golden rectangle, guaranteed harmony (one hour)
Lea McComas (United States)
All levels of experience
$No cost ()


FRIDAY FEBRUARY 16, 2018
Room 1


7:45 – 11:30
Class Day of the Dead Altar (continued)
Jane Tenorio-Coscarelli (United States)
All levels of experience
$2,800 MXN (materials NOT included)




11:45 – 18:30
Class Townscapes (one-day class)
Gillian Travis (United Kingdom)
All levels of experience
$1,400 MXN (materials NOT included)


Room 2


7:45 – 15:00
Class Fabric and Thread Portraits with a Houston Winner! (two-day class)
Lea McComas (United States)
Intermediate and Advanced
$2,800 MXN (materials NOT included)




15:45 – 18:45
Class Autumn Leaves (half a day of class)
Isabelle Wiessler (Germany)
All levels of experience
$700 MXN (materials NOT included)


Workshops


11:30 – 14:30
Class Romantic Quilts of the Victorian Era (half a day of class)
Geneviève Guadalupe (United States)
All levels of experience
$700 (materials included)




15:00 – 18:00
Class Sassy Sewing Machine (half a day of class)
Margarita Mackay (Mexico)
All levels of experience
$700 (materials included)


SATURDAY FEBRUARY 17, 2018
Room 1


7:45 – 14:45

Class Inspired by Tree Barks (half a day of class)
Isabelle Wiessler (Germany)
Intermediate and Advanced
$1,400 MXN (materials included)


Room 2


7:45 – 15:00
Class Fabric and Thread Portraits with a Houston Winner! (continued)
Lea McComas (United States)
Intermediate and Advanced
$2,800 MXN (materials NOT included)


Workshops
Geneviève Guadalupe
United States

Geneviève Guadalupe was born in 1968 in Wisconsin, USA from a Belgian father and a Mexican mother. She grew up in Arlon, Belgium, where she started to knit at five years of age and to spin wool at nine. In 1986-87 she studied in Mexico City. In 1989 she moved to the United States. She worked as a ballet costume designer and seamstress for the Classical Ballet Theatre in Virginia, Alabama School of Fine Arts, the Birmingham Ballet and the Alabama Youth Ballet in Alabama.
In 2006 she started to make quilts using the leftovers of the fabrics from the ballet costumes.
In 2009 she studied drawing and engraving in The Drawing Studio, Tucson, Arizona.
She also created a brand of hand-spun wool: Ciboulette.
In 2004-15 she studied conservation and restoration of archaeological textiles and natural dye techniques in the Yachay Wasi Institute, Lima, Perú.
Geneviève continuously participates in international engraving and textile art exhibitions.

2017 SHOWS
-The Festival of Quilts 2017. Birmingham. ENGLAND
-Great Northern Quilt Show. Harrogate. ENGLAND
-National Quilt Championship. Sandown. ENGLAND
-Springfields Quilt Show. Spalding. ENGLAND
-Malvern Quilt UK. Malvern. ENGLAND
-Australasian Quilt Convention and Expo. Melbourne. AUSTRALIA
-International Quilt Festival/Chicago 2017. Chicago, IL. UNITED STATES
-9ªExpo Patchwork & Quilt Mexico. World Trade Center. CDMX, MEXICO
Award: 2nd place in the contest “Endemic flora and fauna of Mexico” with her quilt ‘Tochtli’.

Romantic Quilts of the Victorian Era (half a day of class)
Geneviève Guadalupe (United States)
All levels of experience
$700 (materials included)

Crazy Quilting class.
It is a very enjoyable and sociable class where we'll learn a patchwork technique that's used in crazy quilt, accompanied by Victorian embroidery and laces. You'll also have the option to use this patch technique in a contemporary style. We'll make a useful project that you'll finish in class. A pin cushion is never too much, especially when it's a beautiful one. The class will be accompanied by some historical anecdotes from the victorian era, the fabrics, the women and their... madness.

Margarita Mackay
Mexico

I'm a textile designer, I completed my BA in the School of Design of the National Beaux Arts Institute. There I learned things such as stamping, knitting, photography and design, among others.
I worked for many years as a fabric and color variant designer for different factories in Mexico City.
I've been a teacher in the School of Design where I originally studied, as well as an art teacher for primary and secondary students. Teacher of embroidery, basket weaving.. and of course patchwork!
I've taken and still take all sorts of courses related to design, patchwork, quilting, fabric dyeing, different kinds of embroidery, applications and even theatrical costume.
I currently make patchwork, quilting, laser-cut applications and mini quilts with applications, embroidery and knitting.
I run my own professional quilting business.

Sassy Sewing Machine (half a day of class)
Margarita Mackay (Mexico)
All levels of experience
$700 (materials included)

In this class you'll learn the bases for the design of quilts.
We will make a fun miniature to decorate your sewing corner. You'll learn a different way to make applications, use templates to make your quilting and include embroidery stitches.
We will explore the use of beads and other decorative elements to embellish your quilts. I will talk to you about color theory, so that you can combine your fabrics confidently. I'll show you a different way to finish your quilts.
We'll have a lot of fun learning hand-sewn alternatives.
See you there!

Gillian Travis
United Kingdom

At school I always wanted to study textiles, I was a bright, creative active pupil. I spent many hours drawing, designing and making clothes using my favourite Laura Ashley fabrics. I loved the outdoor life and was encouraged to study Landscape Design. It was a very creative course and I learnt how to design. I continue to learn more. The world of work as a landscape Architect seemed to be all about drainage and finance.

I joined the Embroiderers Guild and enrolled on a City and Guilds Embroidery course.

I began teaching and gained a PGCE. Looking back, it was hard, but I had found a career that I loved. I taught at Huddersfield Technical College for many years until all funding for City and Guilds classes were withdrawn and in 2006 I was made redundant.

I started running classes from my studio at home and realized that I needed to make quilts for exhibition (not just teaching samples) and started entering my work in exhibitions and competitions. To my surprise, I won a few prizes and my work was accepted into juried exhibitions.

In 2007 I joined the Contemporary Quilt Group and started to make Journal Quilts. I have been making one a month since then and currently have at least 120.

I receive invitations to exhibit my quilts all over the world and have exhibited and taught in France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Czech Republic, Canada and South Africa.

It’s an exciting life!

Townscapes (one-day class)
Gillian Travis (United Kingdom)
All levels of experience
$1,400 MXN (materials NOT included)

I love photographing coloured houses and have seen many throughout the World – Mexico has some of the most colourful. I have made many quilts, some large, some small.

On this class you will be able to create a wall hanging or panel of your own house or a townscape from a photograph of your choice.

I have lots of patterns that you can use if you don’t wish to design your own.

This class includes some innovative design and technical skills, also some contemporary approaches to appliqué, print and machine embroidery along with some useful shortcuts which will be transferable to other projects.

I will be able to provide much of the specialist equipment used (eg. suitable printing blocks and fabric colouring equipment), although some students who take on a complex design will not get to this stage.

MATERIALS:
• Source photograph – a front view photo always works best
• If you have a tablet or similar you may find it useful
• Fine cotton fabric in bright colours. You might like to look at your source picture and try matching the colours or you could change them completely.
• A small piece of blue fabric for the sky
• A small piece of dark grey fabric for windows and white for window frames
• Heat’n’bond lite – I prefer this to Bondaweb, especially if you are cutting small pieces
• If you wish, a cushion to adjust chair height so you can sew more comfortably
• Assorted thread – grey, black and white are useful
• Pencil, black pen
• Iron and ironing board
• Graph paper
• Scissors- paper and fabric – small scissors are best for cutting tiny pieces
• Acrylic paint and paintbrush to add some printed details
• White or clear baking parchment
• A light table would be useful, if you have it
• ½ backing cloth (e.g. plain white fabric), this is to place the finished appliqué on
• ½ yd wadding

Gillian Travis
United Kingdom

At school I always wanted to study textiles, I was a bright, creative active pupil. I spent many hours drawing, designing and making clothes using my favourite Laura Ashley fabrics. I loved the outdoor life and was encouraged to study Landscape Design. It was a very creative course and I learnt how to design. I continue to learn more. The world of work as a landscape Architect seemed to be all about drainage and finance.

I joined the Embroiderers Guild and enrolled on a City and Guilds Embroidery course.

I began teaching and gained a PGCE. Looking back, it was hard, but I had found a career that I loved. I taught at Huddersfield Technical College for many years until all funding for City and Guilds classes were withdrawn and in 2006 I was made redundant.

I started running classes from my studio at home and realized that I needed to make quilts for exhibition (not just teaching samples) and started entering my work in exhibitions and competitions. To my surprise, I won a few prizes and my work was accepted into juried exhibitions.

In 2007 I joined the Contemporary Quilt Group and started to make Journal Quilts. I have been making one a month since then and currently have at least 120.

I receive invitations to exhibit my quilts all over the world and have exhibited and taught in France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Czech Republic, Canada and South Africa.

It’s an exciting life!

Jolly Jumpers (one-day class)
Gillian Travis (United Kingdom)
All levels of experience
$1,400 MXN (materials included)

My series of jumper quilts started as a bit of fun and I got carried away and had a lot of fun making them! After the first jumper quilt I then went on to make one featuring hats, another showing lots of pairs of mittens and am working on several more showing Breton jumpers, tank tops and cardigans. They use an innovative method of inlaid appliqué and are made of 100% wool felt. It is a fun way to use the little used automatic patterns on the sewing machine. In a workshop students will be able to make 2 jumpers that could be made into a needle case or 2 panels that could be mounted behind glass. Different kits are available.

Jane Tenorio-Coscarelli
United States

Jane is an independent artist who combines her artistic talent with her love for quilting. She is from the United States, with a Mexican ancestry.
She founded and directs the 1/4 INCH PUBLISHING house where she designs, publishes and sells her books, patterns, fabrics and quilting tools.
She published her first book ‘The Tortilla Quilt’ 30 years ago and hasn’t stopped promoting the Mexican-styled quilt since then.
She worked for Steven Spielberg in the creation of the quilts for the film ‘How to make an American Quilt’.
She has taught in the USA and Mexico; learning from her is a great life experience.
Jane is a strong, creative, loving woman and a great teacher, whose greatest joy comes from being with and cooking for her two lucky grandchildren.

Day of the Dead Altar (continued)
Jane Tenorio-Coscarelli (United States)
All levels of experience
$2,800 MXN (materials NOT included)

In this class –which has a duration of 12 hours: 9 on Thursday and 3 on Friday– you will learn about the history and significance of the elements with which the Day of the Dead altar is built. The techniques that you’ll learn in this class are:
• Traditional appliqué
• Appliqué with fusible web
• Photo transfer
• Machine patchwork
• Embroidery and decoration with beads

MATERIALS:
• ½ yd white fabric with a print for the stairs
• ⅓ yd printed fabric for the altar’s background
• ⅓ yd fabric for the center of the arch
• ⅓ yd fabric for the central arch
• 1 yd fabric or the altar’s background
• ½ yd fabric for the border
• 1 yd fabric for the thick border
• 2 yd light fusible web
• 2-3 8½" x 11" sheets of Iron-On Quick Fuse Fabric Sheets for Ink Jet Printers. The teacher will have them for sale during the class, if you need
• Decorating material: pieces of fabric to make the leaves, the flowers, the picture frames and all you wish to add to the altar
• Pieces of lace, ribbon, embroidery thread, crystals, beads, etc.
• Gray, white or yellow fabric marking pencil
• Light box, if you have it; it will make your work easier
• Teflon pressing sheet, if you have it
• Dark gray, white, ivory and black threads
• Paper bag for the leftovers

Isabelle Wiessler
Germany

Isabelle was born in Paris and graduated in the field of arts in that same city. She lives in Germany since 1980, is married and has two children.
She has self-taught studies in oil painting, carbon pencil and pencil and has worked in quilt art since 1990, later on becoming more and more abstract and creative.
Since 1995 her work has been shown in numerous juried exhibitions, group exhibitions and solo shows in Europe, China, Canada, USA and now Mexico.
Since 2000 she is a textile art and mix-media instructor in Europe, Canada and now Mexico.
She is a SAQA member since 2010 and participates as a juried artist member since 2014.
She was an artist in residence in Switzerland in June-July 2016.
Her techniques are of outstanding creativity and innovation in the world of Art Quilt.

Inspired by Tree Barks (half a day of class)
Isabelle Wiessler (Germany)
Intermediate and Advanced
$1,400 MXN (materials included)

Starting from tree barks as an inspiration, we are going to work on two small wallhangings and are going to learn through this, how to work with Tyvek, Lutradur and painted bondaweb. Those materials will be painted, free-motion stitched and –with an embossing tool– melted into a tree bark form.
You can also use what you learn for other works, that can be either abstract or from a real inspiration.

Lea McComas
United States

Lea McComas has had a lifelong passion for textiles and fiber arts. She stitched her first garment at age 6, and became a quilter at 16, learning skills from her great aunt. That first quilt was hand-pieced and hand quilted. Her first original design, paying tribute to the centennial of the Statue of Liberty in1986, was chosen as the Missouri state winner of the Great American Quilt Festival. It was viewed all over the world as part of a 3-year traveling exhibit of the Museum of American Folk Art. It can be viewed in the book 'All Flags Flying: American Patriotic Quilts as Expressions of Liberty'.
She traveled overseas in her thirties as a teacher for the Department of Defense. Five years in Turkey provided new opportunities to explore textiles, including a summer spent living in a remote Turkish village learning to weave Kilim rugs. This assignment was followed by 4 years in Okinawa. There, Lea acquired a love of Japanese textile design techniques, and an extensive collection of kimono fabrics.
Lea’s art has been featured in numerous national and international exhibitions, including Geneva, Vienna, Johannesburg, New York, Houston, Kansas City, and Denver. Her work has won awards at various national and international festivals.
She is a featured artist in the book 'Cutting-Edge Art Quilts', an episode of TheQuiltShow.com and she teaches online at CraftOnlineUniversity.com
Her work and articles on her techniques have appeared in many other publications including American Quilter, Quilter’s Newsletter, SAQA Journal, Quilting Arts, Surface Design Journal, Machine Quilting Unlimited, The Quilt Life, and Quilter’s Connection Magazine. Her first book, 'Thread-Painted Portraits: Turn Your Photos into Fiber Art', was released in 2014.

Fabric and Thread Portraits with a Houston Winner! (continued)
Lea McComas (United States)
Intermediate and Advanced
$2,800 MXN (materials NOT included)

This is a class of two intense days! You will learn how to make high-quality portraits using fabrics and threads. You'll be able to make movement effects with stitches in the skin and hair of your portrait and will learn the secrets and adventures of a teacher that was won at the Houston Quilt Festival.
For this class, you must e-mail info@quiltersdemexico.com the photo of the portrait you wish to make by January 15, since Lea will prepare the personal pattern for each student! If you don’t send your photo, you’ll be able to use one of the patterns provided by the teacher.

MATERIALS NEEDED:
• Light table
• Freezer paper, approx. 18” x 24”
• 5 fat quarters of fabrics in the same color, but different values: 1 very light, 1 very dark, 1 in the middle, and 1 between middle and light, 1 between middle and dark. If you want to play safe, go with grays or flesh tones. If you feel like living dangerously, go with bright colors. NO BOLD PRINTS!
• 1 fat quarter fabric for backing
• 1 fat quarter thin, white muslin
• Thin white tulle, at least 15” x 24”
• A piece of batting approx. 15” x 24”
• A mechanical pencil with plenty of lead
• Highlighter
• Red colored pencil with hand sharpener
• 3-4 large, & 1-2 small envelopes or Ziploc bags to organize and store cut out pieces
• Pencil eraser
• Scissors for cutting paper, cutting fabric, cutting small areas and tight curves (embroidery scissors work well here)
• Tweezers
• Tape (masking or painters)
• 2 yards of paper backed fusible web
• 1 dozen safety pins

These items are suggested, but not required:
• Laptop computer with photo editing software
• 1-3 digital photos of people

Lea will also have several items for sale to include:
• Her book, 'Thread-Painted Portraits'
• Thread & fabric kits in 5 values (available color ways: pink, peach, gray, beige, brown)
• Design tools (golden mean calipers, color filters, gray scale card)
• Free-motion gloves
• Silicon sewing mat
• Teflon pressing sheet

Isabelle Wiessler
Germany

Isabelle was born in Paris and graduated in the field of arts in that same city. She lives in Germany since 1980, is married and has two children.
She has self-taught studies in oil painting, carbon pencil and pencil and has worked in quilt art since 1990, later on becoming more and more abstract and creative.
Since 1995 her work has been shown in numerous juried exhibitions, group exhibitions and solo shows in Europe, China, Canada, USA and now Mexico.
Since 2000 she is a textile art and mix-media instructor in Europe, Canada and now Mexico.
She is a SAQA member since 2010 and participates as a juried artist member since 2014.
She was an artist in residence in Switzerland in June-July 2016.
Her techniques are of outstanding creativity and innovation in the world of Art Quilt.

Autumn Leaves (half a day of class)
Isabelle Wiessler (Germany)
All levels of experience
$700 MXN (materials NOT included)

MATERIALS:
• 50 / 50 cm polyester organza in a autumn color
• Scraps of polyester organza
• 30 x 30 cm felt in matching color and batting
• Pins
• Scissors for paper and for fabric
• Small scissors
• Machine embroidery thread in machine color and thread for the bottom
• Quilting threads in the same color
• Quilting needle
• An embroidery hoop
• If you have it or can get hold of one, please bring one cork board measuring 20 x 30 cm and at least 1 cm thick , which will be very helpful. The teacher will bring 2 that can be used during the class.

Lea McComas
United States

Lea McComas has had a lifelong passion for textiles and fiber arts. She stitched her first garment at age 6, and became a quilter at 16, learning skills from her great aunt. That first quilt was hand-pieced and hand quilted. Her first original design, paying tribute to the centennial of the Statue of Liberty in1986, was chosen as the Missouri state winner of the Great American Quilt Festival. It was viewed all over the world as part of a 3-year traveling exhibit of the Museum of American Folk Art. It can be viewed in the book 'All Flags Flying: American Patriotic Quilts as Expressions of Liberty'.
She traveled overseas in her thirties as a teacher for the Department of Defense. Five years in Turkey provided new opportunities to explore textiles, including a summer spent living in a remote Turkish village learning to weave Kilim rugs. This assignment was followed by 4 years in Okinawa. There, Lea acquired a love of Japanese textile design techniques, and an extensive collection of kimono fabrics.
Lea’s art has been featured in numerous national and international exhibitions, including Geneva, Vienna, Johannesburg, New York, Houston, Kansas City, and Denver. Her work has won awards at various national and international festivals.
She is a featured artist in the book 'Cutting-Edge Art Quilts', an episode of TheQuiltShow.com and she teaches online at CraftOnlineUniversity.com
Her work and articles on her techniques have appeared in many other publications including American Quilter, Quilter’s Newsletter, SAQA Journal, Quilting Arts, Surface Design Journal, Machine Quilting Unlimited, The Quilt Life, and Quilter’s Connection Magazine. Her first book, 'Thread-Painted Portraits: Turn Your Photos into Fiber Art', was released in 2014.

Fabric and Thread Portraits with a Houston Winner! (two-day class)
Lea McComas (United States)
Intermediate and Advanced
$2,800 MXN (materials NOT included)

This is a class of two intense days! You will learn how to make high-quality portraits using fabrics and threads. You'll be able to make movement effects with stitches in the skin and hair of your portrait and will learn the secrets and adventures of a teacher that was won at the Houston Quilt Festival.
For this class, you must e-mail info@quiltersdemexico.com the photo of the portrait you wish to make by January 15, since Lea will prepare the personal pattern for each student! If you don’t send your photo, you’ll be able to use one of the patterns provided by the teacher.

MATERIALS NEEDED:
• Light table
• Freezer paper, approx. 18” x 24”
• 5 fat quarters of fabrics in the same color, but different values: 1 very light, 1 very dark, 1 in the middle, and 1 between middle and light, 1 between middle and dark. If you want to play safe, go with grays or flesh tones. If you feel like living dangerously, go with bright colors. NO BOLD PRINTS!
• 1 fat quarter fabric for backing
• 1 fat quarter thin, white muslin
• Thin white tulle, at least 15” x 24”
• A piece of batting approx. 15” x 24”
• A mechanical pencil with plenty of lead
• Highlighter
• Red colored pencil with hand sharpener
• 3-4 large, & 1-2 small envelopes or Ziploc bags to organize and store cut out pieces
• Pencil eraser
• Scissors for cutting paper, cutting fabric, cutting small areas and tight curves (embroidery scissors work well here)
• Tweezers
• Tape (masking or painters)
• 2 yards of paper backed fusible web
• 1 dozen safety pins

These items are suggested, but not required:
• Laptop computer with photo editing software
• 1-3 digital photos of people

Lea will also have several items for sale to include:
• Her book, 'Thread-Painted Portraits'
• Thread & fabric kits in 5 values (available color ways: pink, peach, gray, beige, brown)
• Design tools (golden mean calipers, color filters, gray scale card)
• Free-motion gloves
• Silicon sewing mat
• Teflon pressing sheet

Lea McComas
United States

Lea McComas has had a lifelong passion for textiles and fiber arts. She stitched her first garment at age 6, and became a quilter at 16, learning skills from her great aunt. That first quilt was hand-pieced and hand quilted. Her first original design, paying tribute to the centennial of the Statue of Liberty in1986, was chosen as the Missouri state winner of the Great American Quilt Festival. It was viewed all over the world as part of a 3-year traveling exhibit of the Museum of American Folk Art. It can be viewed in the book 'All Flags Flying: American Patriotic Quilts as Expressions of Liberty'.
She traveled overseas in her thirties as a teacher for the Department of Defense. Five years in Turkey provided new opportunities to explore textiles, including a summer spent living in a remote Turkish village learning to weave Kilim rugs. This assignment was followed by 4 years in Okinawa. There, Lea acquired a love of Japanese textile design techniques, and an extensive collection of kimono fabrics.
Lea’s art has been featured in numerous national and international exhibitions, including Geneva, Vienna, Johannesburg, New York, Houston, Kansas City, and Denver. Her work has won awards at various national and international festivals.
She is a featured artist in the book 'Cutting-Edge Art Quilts', an episode of TheQuiltShow.com and she teaches online at CraftOnlineUniversity.com
Her work and articles on her techniques have appeared in many other publications including American Quilter, Quilter’s Newsletter, SAQA Journal, Quilting Arts, Surface Design Journal, Machine Quilting Unlimited, The Quilt Life, and Quilter’s Connection Magazine. Her first book, 'Thread-Painted Portraits: Turn Your Photos into Fiber Art', was released in 2014.

The golden rectangle, guaranteed harmony (one hour)
Lea McComas (United States)
All levels of experience
$No cost ()

In this free tutorial you will have the opportunity to listen to the mathematical secrets to design a quilt that's guaranteed to be harmonious, as well as meet an international quilt master in person. She will be selling a wonderful tool that helps her design her quilts, for whoever wishes to purchase one.

Isabelle Wiessler
Germany

Isabelle was born in Paris and graduated in the field of arts in that same city. She lives in Germany since 1980, is married and has two children.
She has self-taught studies in oil painting, carbon pencil and pencil and has worked in quilt art since 1990, later on becoming more and more abstract and creative.
Since 1995 her work has been shown in numerous juried exhibitions, group exhibitions and solo shows in Europe, China, Canada, USA and now Mexico.
Since 2000 she is a textile art and mix-media instructor in Europe, Canada and now Mexico.
She is a SAQA member since 2010 and participates as a juried artist member since 2014.
She was an artist in residence in Switzerland in June-July 2016.
Her techniques are of outstanding creativity and innovation in the world of Art Quilt.

Experimental Embroidery (half a day of class)
Isabelle Wiessler (Germany)
All levels of experience
$700 MXN (materials included)

This is a class for all levels of experience, where the teacher will show you how to take advantage of all the material leftovers that we have in our sewing rooms.
You will learn how to use the Wonder Under stabilizer, as well as various embroidery stitches with threads and beads. You will learn how to increase the quality of your quilts with this technoque.
The teacher will provide your kit, but if you wish to enrich your work, you can bring all sorts of beads, leftover yarn, metallic embroidery threads, beads, pearls, embellishments, lace, etc.
If you have it or can get hold of one, please bring one cork board measuring 20 x 30 cm and at least 1 cm thick , which will be very helpful. The teacher will bring 2 that can be used during the class.

Jane Tenorio-Coscarelli
United States

Jane is an independent artist who combines her artistic talent with her love for quilting. She is from the United States, with a Mexican ancestry.
She founded and directs the 1/4 INCH PUBLISHING house where she designs, publishes and sells her books, patterns, fabrics and quilting tools.
She published her first book ‘The Tortilla Quilt’ 30 years ago and hasn’t stopped promoting the Mexican-styled quilt since then.
She worked for Steven Spielberg in the creation of the quilts for the film ‘How to make an American Quilt’.
She has taught in the USA and Mexico; learning from her is a great life experience.
Jane is a strong, creative, loving woman and a great teacher, whose greatest joy comes from being with and cooking for her two lucky grandchildren.

Day of the Dead Altar (two-day class)
Jane Tenorio-Coscarelli (United States)
All levels of experience
$2,800 MXN (materials NOT included)

In this class –which has a duration of 12 hours: 9 on Thursday and 3 on Friday– you will learn about the history and significance of the elements with which the Day of the Dead altar is built. The techniques that you’ll learn in this class are:
• Traditional appliqué
• Appliqué with fusible web
• Photo transfer
• Machine patchwork
• Embroidery and decoration with beads

MATERIALS:
• ½ yd white fabric with a print for the stairs
• ⅓ yd printed fabric for the altar’s background
• ⅓ yd fabric for the center of the arch
• ⅓ yd fabric for the central arch
• 1 yd fabric or the altar’s background
• ½ yd fabric for the border
• 1 yd fabric for the thick border
• 2 yd light fusible web
• 2-3 8½" x 11" sheets of Iron-On Quick Fuse Fabric Sheets for Ink Jet Printers. The teacher will have them for sale during the class, if you need
• Decorating material: pieces of fabric to make the leaves, the flowers, the picture frames and all you wish to add to the altar
• Pieces of lace, ribbon, embroidery thread, crystals, beads, etc.
• Gray, white or yellow fabric marking pencil
• Light box, if you have it; it will make your work easier
• Teflon pressing sheet, if you have it
• Dark gray, white, ivory and black threads
• Paper bag for the leftovers

Remember that in order to sign up for the classes, you must first make full payment to Eduardo Ramírez Cato, HSBC account N° 40535 92036 or or through a bank transfer CLABE: 021 580 040 535 920 363. Afterwards, please fill in the following form and upload your payment slip here.
See you in February!

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— If you sign-up to these classes or seminars, your entrance to the Festival is free that day.
Day of the Dead AltarExperimental EmbroideryFabric and Thread Portraits with a Houston Winner!Autumn LeavesInspired by Tree BarksJolly JumpersTownscapes


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* ONLY if you're taking the Fabric and Thread Portraits class with Lea McComas, upload the photo of the portrait you wish to make. If you still don't have it, it's ESSENTIAL that you e-mail it to info@quiltersdemexico.com as soon as you have it, because Lea will prepare the personal pattern for each student! (only .PDF, .GIF, .PNG, .JPG & .JPEG files, maximum 10MB)*

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