Workshop & Instructor Information

Gloria Loughman fiber art

Gloria Loughman

The Textured Landscape

August 26 - Sep. 1, 2018

5-Day Workshop

All Levels

Design and construct your own landscape quilt, learning the key elements of design and experimenting with color. The first project, a color exercise, will be a small scene where the pattern will be provided. Focal point, perspective, and other basic design principles will be discussed then you will begin to design your own wall hanging working from a photo, sketch or picture. Your design can be abstract or as realistic or anywhere in between. Consider piecing, stripping and mosaic options for different areas then using an overlay technique, construct your quilt. Fabric painting, fusing, invisible machine appliqué, free motion stitching and quilting techniques will be included.

During the workshop, students will be challenged to produce their own design but will be supported through each stage of the process. Many of the techniques taught in Gloria's workshops, including Linear Landscapes, Light Up Your Landscape, and The Painted Landscape will be outlined as options.  

Gloria Loughman lives by the sea, on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria, Australia. After completing some studies in design and color as part of a Diploma of Art in 1996, she began to make her work large, vivid landscape quilts depicting the Australian bush. Most of the textiles used have been hand dyed or painted and feature extensive machine embroidery. These quilts have won many awards major awards in Australia, Europe, Japan, and the United States. Gloria's 'Kimberley Mystique' piece was the winner of Australia's most prestigious national quilting award in 2003.

Gloria has been teaching patchwork classes for many years and enjoys challenging her students to design their own quilts, while at the same time providing patterns to those who are less confident. She's taught extensively in Australia and in more than 20 countries overseas. Her commitment to teaching was acknowledged when she received the Rajah awarded for 'an outstanding contribution to Australian quilt making.

Gloria Loughman fiber art
Gloria Loughman fiber art