Online registration starts February 3, 2019, at 6 pm.
April 3, 2019 – Ana will present a Trunk Show following the FFAA General Meeting on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at St. David’s United Church, 4614 – 48 Street in Leduc AB. We will have a pizza supper prior to the meeting at 6 pm, please rsvp below.
Meeting begins at 6:30 pm, Trunk Show starts at 7:15 pm.
April 3-5, 2019, 9:30 to 4:30 – Moments
Cost of workshop $35
This is a design class; students will work on their own original designs. The workshop is based on the techniques used to make Ana’s art piece ‘Moments’ which appeared in Quilting Arts Magazine, Feb-Mar 2008.
The focus will be to work on a an original and exciting design based on an object of inspiration, such as a rock, a photo, a twig, etc. The objective will NOT to be to reproduce the photo or object, but to use it as an inspiration to design a unique piece of art work.
Day 1 – Each student will work on their own piece to be finished at 17″x24″ approximately. The focus of the first day will be to design the piece based on a favorite object of inspiration (a photo, a leaf, shell, feather, piece of wood, cup, etc.) Once the design has been finalized the piecing technique will be demonstrated.
Day 2 – Continue working on piecing the top. Quilting techniques will be discussed, as well as thread painting and embellishment with Paintstiks, Anglina fibre, tulle, stencils, fabric paint, stamps, splattering, beading, etc.
Day 3 – A continuation of Day 2, it allows time for the piece to be completed, depending on design and complexity.
Sewing machine required. The 3-day workshop a registration fee for handouts, refreshments (amount to be confirmed).
April 6 & 7, 9:30 – 4:30 2019 – Simple Landscapes with Stitch and Paint
Cost of workshop $35
In this class, students will work on a landscape using simple curves to sew the background. A design will then be added. The piece will be fully quilted before the paint is applied. Painting techniques will be demonstrated.
Beading and hand embroidery will be demonstrated as an option to add different textures to the finished piece.
Sewing machine required. The 2-day workshop has a kit fee for metallic paints and brushes and a registration fee for handouts, refreshments and supplies.
Location for both workshops is Quincy’s Quilting, 4801 – 50th Avenue in Leduc AB.
Ana Buzzalino Biography
Ana is a fiber artist and quilt instructor living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where sewing was part of her life at an early age. She took dressmaking classes and art classes while in school. In early 1983, Ana moved to Calgary. A couple of years later, while walking down the street, she saw a “blanket” on a window and went into the store to enquire about purchasing it. She was told that it wasn’t for sale, but that she could learn how to make her own. She signed up for a beginner’s quilting class that same day, and she never looked back. The rest, as they say, is history.
Ana has been teaching quilting since 1986 and has taken numerous workshops with renowned quilt and fiber artists throughout the years to improve her skills. Some of the workshops have been with Hollis Chatelain, Laura Cater Woods, Katie Pasquini Massopoust, and Elizabeth Barton among others. She has also attended several classes at the Alberta College of Arts and Design.
Ana has been a teacher on a variety of quilting techniques for the past 30 years. Some of the her workshops have been on Machine Quilting with focus on free-motion quilting, specializing in feather and filler designs, and New York Beauties Blocks quilts. Ana’s present focus is on Art Quilting, incorporating different elements of surface design, such as fabric painting, mono-printing, screen printing and hand-dyeing.
Ana is a frequent contributor to Quilting Arts Magazine and Quilting Arts TV. Her work has also appeared in the American Quilter’s Society Magazine, in A Needle Pulling Thread, and in Modern Patchwork, as well as in 101 Patchwork Projects and Quilts and Quilt Scene. Ana has also worked on 2 workshop DVDs with Interweave/F&W.
Ana’s quilts have won several awards at local and national shows, and have been juried into major International shows.