In addition to teaching classes at Quilt Festivals, Val also teaches at local community colleges around Seattle (e.g. Bellevue College, South Seattle Community College) and at ladies retreats. Upcoming Events will be listed here as they become available. Small hands-on classes in Val's Sea-Tac studio will be available down the road. To see classes and workshops Val teaches, visit Classes and Workshops available from V V Prints

International Quilt Festival / Chicago
March 27-30, 2019

Donald E. Stephens Center, Rosemont, IL
5555 N. River Rd., Rosemont, Illinois 60018

Valerie Vavrik is participating in four Open Studio class/demos at the quilt festival. Here they are:

From Your Camera or iPad to a Piece of Fabric
10 am to Noon, Thursday, March 28, 2019

Learn how to print your images on fabric for your creative projects.

Val will show you how to get an image from your digital camera or iPad (or other tablet) onto a piece of bamboo cotton, or silk fabric using an ordinary inkjet printer.

You don't even need a computer to get your photos on fabric.

Introduction to Kumihimo (Japanese Braiding)
Noon to 2 pm, Thursday, March 28, 2019

If you can braid, you can learn how to make a kumihimo braid. Val will show, step-by-step, how simple it is to create a unique and beautiful 4-strand (or 8, 12, and 16-strand) braid using yarn and ribbon with a small flexible disc that fits in your pocket (or purse).

Okay to take on a plane, fun to do while you watch television or wait for an appointment. Also a great way to make something pretty with leftover yarn and ribbon.

Braids make wonderful handbag handles, belts, pulls, and even Christmas tree garlands. Val will bring some of her braids and projects to inspire.

Create Your Own Fabric with Inkjet Printable Fabric Sheets
2 pm to 4 pm, Thursday, March 28, 2019

Learn how to create a beautiful, one-of-a-kind piece of fabric using an
inexpensive inkjet printer and ordinary objects you probably already
have on hand.

Val will show you how fun and easy it is to create an ornament, artist
trading card or piece of fabric that can be used in quilting, crafting
or other creative way.

For a vintage look, you can tea-stain your fabric sheet after printing.

Digital Fabric Fusion
10 am to Noon, Friday, March 29, 2019

Digital Fabric Fusion involves combining textile printing with more traditional surface design techniques. By combining techniques, layer by layer, you will see how fun and easy it is to create a very unique piece of art.

Val will take an inkjet printed silk fabric sheet and show how to embellish it using COLORHUE silk dyes and silkscreens.

Val will have samples to inspire ideas on ways the unique finished art pieces can be displayed.

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