2017 Course Information: Slow Stitch Fabric Collage

Slow Stitch Fabric Collage

This workshop is a must for quilters and other people who wish to take that next step into creating highly original works in fabric, works that transcend traditional patterns. Antzee begins with fabrics, then, through endless combinations of hand stitching, overlapping, collage with found objects, and even painted accents, she creates intricate balances between the old and new. The final pieces may remain richly abstract or may contain narratives that slowly emerge as you examine the intricate textures and patterns. Here, the initial fabrics are the medium, or support, for the final works. Students, the creators, then need to be fully engaged as they add to and interact with each stage of development. Techniques, materials, possibilities and individual coaching are all part of this workshop. This workshop is appropriate for all levels.

Materials Fee:$25
Arkansas Craft School,
101 North Peabody St. Mountain View, AR 72560

Instructor :Antzee Magruder

Anntonia “Antzee” says, “It has always been my dream to be an artist.” Her fascination with fabrics started in childhood when she learned to knit, crochet, embroider and sew with her Mother and Grandmother. Then she discovered art quilting. She began to treat the patterns in fabric like paint, adding handwork to create compositions with vibrant colors and details. The results are often abstract, rich in textures, workmanship and skill. Living in West Memphis, AR, Antzee exhibits her work widely and her work is held in various collections, including those of Methodist Healthcare facilities. Her work is currently represented by The Art Fix Gallery of Heber Springs and South Main Creative in Little Rock. Antzee is deeply committed to furthering the arts in society. She recently rose to Chair of the Arkansas Arts Council Board, and continues to serve on both Opera Memphis’ Board of Trustees and Delta ARTS board, for which she previously acted as Chairperson. In addition to serving these outstanding organizations, she is currently a board member with Urban Arts Commission, Mid-America Arts Alliance, and Arkansans for the Arts.

Works by the Instructor