Anna Hergert, Art & Design

Quilt Canada 2014 Recap of My Workshops

On Day 1 of Quilt Canada an eager group of 20 gathered to participate in the design class "Twisting Nature".

On Day 1 of Quilt Canada an eager group of 20 gathered to participate in the design class “Twisting Nature”.

Identifying line and shape, exploring value and adding various color schemes were the main objectives for the one day class.

Identifying line and shape, exploring value and adding various color schemes were the main objectives for the one day class.

Marilyn and Laine were game for any challenge and thier smiles were still contagious at the end of the day!

Marilyn and Laine were game for any challenge and thier smiles were still contagious at the end of the day!

Hexagon designs all around - the buzz in the classroom never subsided till it was time to pack up.

Hexagon designs all around – the buzz in the classroom never subsided till it was time to pack up.

My wonderful classroom angel Stephanie, a great helper all around.

My wonderful classroom angel Stephanie, a great helper all around.

Day one was a wonderful teaching experience. It was my first class as Teacher of the Year, and somehow I had renewed energy and a special connection with each student. I will remember this workshop as a very special time! Thank you to all participants to making this a memorable day.

But there is no rest in sight. Day two of Quilt Canada 2014 in St. Catharine’s brought a new group. There were a few brave souls who decided to stay on for this brand new class. I had taught the 5-day version in Italy last September. This workshop was a condensed version. Three days of full immersion in quilting and embroidery related techniques with the added bonus of exploring recycled and re-purposed materials…

"Capture the Essence" was a three day workshop - the first 3-day class in Quilt Canada history.

“Capture the Essence” was a three day workshop – the first 3-day class in Quilt Canada history.

Imagine the organizers' and my surprise when it was one of the first classes to fill after registration opened.

Imagine the organizers’ and my surprise when it was one of the first classes to fill after registration opened.

The objective was to bring along holiday images to be translated into a textile piece.  In the background standing up is another wonderful classroom angel. Roberta was with us for all three days - talk about commitment and continuity.

The objective was to bring along holiday images to be translated into a textile piece.
In the background standing up is another wonderful classroom angel. Roberta was with us for all three days – talk about commitment and continuity.

We under-painted, layered fabrics and sheers, needle felted, distressed Tyvek and dryer sheets.

We under-painted, layered fabrics and sheers, needle felted, distressed Tyvek and dryer sheets.

And created 19 unique and original pieces of art.

And created 19 unique and original pieces of art.

From special rocks captured with the camera in Arizona...

From special rocks captured with the camera in Arizona…

...to the nearly dead cherry tree in the front yard...

…to the nearly dead cherry tree in the front yard…

...each and every student was focused and embraced new techniques.

…each and every student was focused and embraced new techniques.

From the barn Rebecca's horse is boarded at...

From the barn Rebecca’s horse is boarded at…

...to the Stone City in China...

…to the Stone City in China…

...recently visited by Vickie...

…recently visited by Vickie…

...the pictorial quilts began to emerge by day two of the workshop.

…the pictorial quilts began to emerge by day two of the workshop.

An ancient stone cottage in Scotland...

An ancient stone cottage in Scotland…

...well on its way to completion by Becky's skillful hand.

…well on its way to completion by Sue’s skillful hand.

From Emelie's old world church at the top of a hill...

From Emelie’s old world church at the top of a hill…

...to a sandscape by Georgia - this workshop was enlightening for everyone, including me the teacher.

…to a “sandscape” by Georgia – this workshop was enlightening for everyone, including me the teacher.

Thank you to all, the local organizing committee of Quilt Canada 2014 in St. Catharine’s, the CQA/ACC board for their hand in organizing and selecting teachers. The biggest thank you goes to my amazing students who were game for anything. You were all fabulous!

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10 thoughts on “Quilt Canada 2014 Recap of My Workshops

  1. Diane on said:

    You are so deserving. Congratulations Diane C Saskatoon

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  2. elinorburwashdesigns on said:

    How inspiring to see so many people in creative mode with such diverse and interesting results.

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  3. Alice Brody on said:

    Fabulous work! Congratulations to you and all your students. I’m jealous! Also rumor has it you’ll be at QBL next year. That’s really exciting.

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  4. Sue Purdie on said:

    Hi Anna, great pictures. The stone cottage is by Susan Purdie. Wonderful class! SP

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  5. ltoji550@comcast.net on said:

    Fascinating! I am amazed how happy everyone looks when looking at the camera but so focused when working! Looks like very talented group!

    Thank you for sharing!

    Lorraine H. Toji

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    • Lorraine!!! So great to see you comment – it has been a while!
      Yes, my classes were absolutely fabulous – so many participants and very focused throughout the days. One of the best teaching experiences ever!

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