LUKE Haynes

Subverting the traditional quilting form by integrating modern concepts, LUKE’S art transforms the comfortably familiar into the visually evocative. LUKE Haynes was born and raised across the American South, including Asheville. Haynes continues to experiment with quilting art while exploring art and architecture across the globe. In his work, he often uses reclaimed materials from various communities to speak with the textile language of the area. LUKE’s current home is in Missouri.

110. Clothes to Quilts – All Levels – 6 Hours,
Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (2 hour lunch break)

We are going to take clothing or just our own stash and work organically to create a small quilt top. LUKE will walk the class through a series of steps that will deconstruct and reconstruct fabric into something greater than the sum of its parts. We will be working with abstract forms and learning how to harness fabrics that may be a little outside of the normative quilting oeuvre.

Supply List:

Two matching garments (or pieces of fabric 1/2 yard or bigger, if you have to) that match and a contrasting garment (or fabric) that is 1/4 yard or bigger. I suggest shirts from Goodwill if you don’t have anything at home you need cut. I would shy away from stretchy, thick or slippery, as those are more difficult to work with.
Sewing machine, extension cord and surge protector

Rotary cutter,

Cutting mat

Ruler – no less than 24″

Black thread or thread to match the main color of the project

206. How Can I Possibly Use THAT? – All Levels – 6 Hours,Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (2 hour lunch break)

This will be super fun. We ALL have at least one stashed piece of fabric in our closet or basement that we are holding on for some special occasion. Let this be it. I want to take out those fun pieces and use them in some fun designs that we can all learn together. We will work on scale and design together to match the fabric types.

Supply List:

½ yard minimum of your special fabric

½-1 yard of a dark fabric you like with it

½-1 yard of a light fabric you like with it

Sewing machine, extension cord and surge protector

Thread [black or match the favorite fabric]

Rotary cutter

24″+ Cutting mat

24″ (minimum length) Ruler

Printer paper and a pen

C4.1- Hour Lecture: Art-Quilt-Texture
Sunday: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

LUKE Haynes has made 300+ quilts and shown in 25 states and 7 countries. Come hear him chat about some of the works he makes and why. His practice has come from architecture and design and has been influenced by quilting more and more throughout his years. Starting with primarily pop art and continuing into more traditional patchwork, Haynes uses quilting as an art form to explore ideas of utility and aesthetic.

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