Each day of this workshop is devoted to a different composition challenge. Day one explores squares and rectangles, day two experiements with curvilinear shapes, day three works with collage-and-cut process, day 4 deals with landscape, and day 5 covers the quilting, binding, and other issues in more detail.
Using step-by-step directions with lots of creative options, each student makes four small quilts (about 16” x 20”) using Sue’s fusible techniques. Sue also covers fusible basics, working with non-traditional fabrics, and briefly quilting, blocking, and binding. By the end of this workshop experience, construction ideas will abound!
Sue Benner has been working as a studio artist since 1980 in the field of textile and quilt art. She continues to push the structure and content of her work. Benner is known for her complex dye-painted silks which she combines with recycled textiles to form fields of layered pattern, vivid beauty, and riotous variation. Her academic background in science and art (BS in Molecular Biology, MA in Biomedical Communication/Illustration) lays the groundwork for her experimentation and development. Sue’s artwork is in many private, corporate, and institutional collections. Her work has been juried into Quilt National seven times and she served as a juror in 2009. A respected educator, Benner lectures and teaches workshops in surface design, textile collage, fused quilt construction, and artistic inspiration.