Outside the Lines With Jean Wells

Outside the Lines With Jean Wells


Wednesday March 6 and Thursday March 7

WS1904 | Jean Wells—Outside the Lines  (2-day class)

9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

ArtServe 1350 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Level: Intermediate

Class fee $185

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The quilts from Gee's Bend have fascinated Jean Wells since she first saw them. They are the inspiration for this workshop. Working intuitively is a fun approach to quilt design and can produce astounding results. In this workshop, we will explore design options as well as techniques with some exercises and then we’ll have a discussion on color. The rest of the time will be spent on your own exploration into working "Outside the Lines." Your challenge will be to work in a color palette new to you and to explore design. Refer to Ms. Wells’ books Journey to Inspired Art Quilting and Intuitive Color and Design (both C&T) for ideas.

Supply List and more information below.

Workshop fees, terms and conditions

  • Single-day workshop fee is $80. Two-day workshop fee is $185.

  • Registration fees are non-transferable and non-refundable.

  • Space is limited to 25 students per class.

  • No kits are required for any workshops.

The following applies to guild members only:

  • Guild members' fees are $75 for single-day and $175 for two-day during early registration only. Full prices and fees apply from September 1, 2018.

  • Deposits are payable upon registration. Balances are due by January 15, 2019.

  • A deposit of $50 is required for single-day classes and $100 for two-day classes.

  • Deposits are non refundable and non transferable.

  • If you are unable to attend a class, please contact us and if we can resell your spot to someone on our waitlist, we will refund you less a $10 administrative fee.

  • On January 1, 2019, you will be sent instructions on how to pay your balance. If you do not pay the balance of your workshop fee by January 15, you will forfeit your deposit and your spot.

Supply List

  • Bring basic sewing and cutting supplies

    • (18mm (small) or 45mm (med.) rotary cutter with a new blade)

    • neutral thread

    • box of pins

    • 45" x 45" flannel or other design wall material

    • 6" x 12" ruler

    • 8 " x 10" unlined journal

    • glue stick

    • extra-fine tip Sharpie pen

    • fabric marking pencils for light and dark fabric

    • mechanical pencil

    • sewing machine in good working order.

  • Optional: digital camera or smartphone camera. Read your manual and know how to set the camera on black and white.

  • Bring design and color inspiration pictures or photos to use in class

    • Think Line and Color! (I will provide some, too). You could pull a color palette from a color picture you like.)

For fabric, pull ones that interest you, prints, textures, and solids (1/4 to 1/3 yd cuts).

Actually most anything can work in these quilts if you pay attention to value, which is the lightness and darkness of color. Scraps and larger cuts of fabric all work. If you are purchasing, 1/8 yd for accent colors, fat quarters or larger cuts for bigger areas. If you like it and might use it more often bring more. The size of the finished quilt will depend on you. Sometimes quilts take on a life of their own. You may do several small quilts as design exercises. It is up to you. Come ready to explore and play in a new way!