‘Light up Your Landscape’ with Gloria Loughman

The workshop is full as of December 20, 2021 and there are several people on the wait list. The registrants will be sent an email from the organizers confirming their status as either registered or on the wait list. 
  • February 20, 2022, via zoom from 12 noon to 6 pm MST
  • Maximum 20 participants
  • Registration opens at 9 am on December 17, 2021 and closes at midnight January 31, 2022.
  • Registration fee is $28 (cost of the download). Registrants will receive payment instructions with their confirmation of registration.

    The Baobab Trees of Madagascar

    Gloria Loughman is a popular Australian quilt maker and teacher. After completing studies in design and colour as part of a Diploma of Art, Gloria began making quilts based on the Australian landscape, many of which won major awards in Australia, Europe, Japan and the United States. A trained secondary teacher, she has travelled extensively in Australia and overseas, sharing her knowledge and skills with students, and encouraging them to design their own work. Her commitment to teaching was acknowledged when she received the ‘Rajah Award’ in 2009 for her ‘outstanding contribution to Australian Quiltmaking’.  She has had several solo exhibitions in Australia, England, Canada and the United States, and has written four books.

    Recently, Gloria’s landscapes have become more abstract as she has played with pattern and colour. Her building quilts and other facades have developed through her love of architecture and the opportunity to travel and explore, photographing many fascinating buildings.  Underlying all her work is a passion for colour and the ongoing challenge to capture light in her work.

    Class Description

    Fusing small squares, rectangles or diamonds of fabric, students will build up a landscape background that is dramatic and visually appealing.  This online workshop will give you the guidance and technical assistance necessary for you to produce your own beautiful designs, full of movement and light. You can use one of the patterns provided or draw your own design. Key design principles are outlined in the notes and a variety of schemes are presented to assist you with colour selection.

    This class is suitable for all levels, including beginners.  Upon receipt of the workshop fee each student will receive a link to a download that includes:

    • Video 1 – Fabric and colour selections
    • Video 2 – The tiling process
    • 2 Patterns
    • Detailed class notes with helpful images
    • Supply List

    During the workshop Gloria will:

    • Talk about each stage using a Powerpoint slideshow
    • Check students’ fabrics
    • Give individual advice
    • Give a lesson on different ways to do trees, reflections, future projects etc. 

    Materials and Equipment

    • A photo or sketch as inspiration. A simple scene with a beautiful or dramatic sunset sky and silhouette foreground is the most appropriate for this class.
    • Sewing Machine in good working order, machine manual, tools and accessories including a darning foot and walking foot.
    • An open toed embroidery foot would also be very useful.
    • Pen and notebook, pencil, eraser, cello tape, black medium felt tipped marker (e.g. Sharpie)
    • Large sheet of white paper – needs to be at least as big as proposed quilt size (join sheets as needed).
    • Rotary cutter, patchwork ruler, cutting board, optional small square (6 ½ or 4 ½ inches)
    • Pins – lots of straight pins
    • 1 meter of freezer paper
    • 2 meters of fusible web – e.g., 24-inch Steam-a-Seam 2 Lite recommended. Narrower widths will also work well but you will need more.
    • various threads to blend with background and foreground fabrics.
    • size 80 topstitch needles
    • scissors (both fabric and paper), seam ripper, tweezers
    • batting cut a little bigger than proposed quilt size. Suggest cotton, wool or any other thin batting. Suggested size is about 20 ins by 26 inches.
    • a variety of background fabrics that blend well together in the colors needed for the design. It may work out that you only use three or four background fabrics if they contain a range of colours. The important thing is for the fabrics to blend or overlap so that the colour graduations are quite subtle.
    • foreground fabrics to match your foreground details such as trees, buildings, foliage etc.
    • backing fabric the same size as the batting. Suggested size is 20 inches by 26 inches.