Landscape Collage with Gloria Loughman
April 5 2024 @ 9:30 AM - April 7 2024 @ 4:30 PM$330.00
Gloria Loughman was first initiated to the world of textile collage nearly 30 years ago when recovering from a course of chemotherapy. What began as therapy soon developed into a life-long passion, giving Gloria the opportunity to travel the world exhibiting her quilts. She has won many major awards in Australia, Europe, Japan and the United States. Her quilt ‘Kimberley Mystique’ was the winner of Australia’s most prestigious national quilting award in 2003. Gloria has also held a number of solo exhibitions and published several books.
Living by the sea on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria and travelling extensively with her talented photographer husband, Gloria is never short of inspiration. She is continually challenged to reproduce images of Australia’s unique and fascinating landscapes in fabric. Underlying all her work is a passion for colour and the ongoing challenge to capture light in her work. In more recent times, Gloria’s work has become more abstract as she plays with pattern and colour. Her series on buildings and other facades is a result of a love of architecture and the opportunity to travel and explore, photographing many fascinating structures.
As a trained teacher, Gloria enjoys sharing her knowledge and skills with others teaching her popular classes extensively in Australia and in more than 20 countries overseas. She likes to challenge her students to design their own quilts, but is also happy to provide patterns for those less confident. Her commitment to teaching was acknowledged when she received the Rajah award in 2009 for ‘an outstanding contribution to Australian quilt making’.
The focus of this workshop is to create a landscape where the play of light and colour across the surface adds movement and perspective. We will start by drawing out our design then selecting our colour scheme and fabrics. We will extend our range by overpainting and sponging some commercial fabrics that have interesting prints or textures. The collage process will then be demonstrated, and participants will work on their backgrounds. The tiles are quilted in place before the foreground details are added. Lots of tips along the way and information about doing a faced edge is included. Participants can use one of my patterns or work on their own designs.
Inspiration from Gloria
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