Technique

Technique explores the methods and materials of makers. Tune in to learn more about the techniques used by different artists across a multitude of mediums, and discover their tips and tricks along the way.

“Waggle Dance” quilt by Hope Johnson, copyright 2016

HOPE JOHNSON

Hope Johnson has been a professional gardener for fifteen years and an artist all of her life. She began quilting in 1984 and created her studio, Vermont Quilt Bee, where she works independently and also collaborates with local Vermont craftswomen in the design and creation of fiber art and quilts with a focus on the honey bee and hive geometry. Hope started publicly showing her quilts in 2001 at a solo quilt exhibit at Shelburne Museum’s Celebration of the Seasons event. She has exhibited locally at quilt shows, public libraries, honey bee themed events, as well as beekeepers conferences and seminars in New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Ontario, Canada.

  

HOW TO PIECE A HEXAGON FLOWER

Join quilt artist Hope Johnson for a demonstration on hexagon flower piecing. Learn how to lay out and piece the hexagon flower motifs featured in Hope’s work and the work of Jane Morton Cook as featured in Pattern and Purpose

Joe Cunningham in front of red, blue, grey, and white quilt.
Photography by Henrik Kam

JOE CUNNINGHAM

Joe Cunningham has been a professional quilt artist since 1979. Joe began making quilts in his hometown of Flint, Michigan, and eventually moved to San Francisco where he maintains a gallery/studio. He has written essays on quilting for museum catalogues, books, and magazines and has given lectures and quilt making workshops nationally.  His quilts are in the permanent collections of the DeYoung museum,  Shelburne Museum, The Newark Museum, The San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, and many private collections. His latest book, “Man Made Quilts: Civil War to the Present,” is available for purchase here

      

CREATING UNIQUE BIAS TAPE AND HOW TO DESIGN WITH IT

Join quilt artist Joe Cunningham to learn about bias tape as a design element in quilt making. Joe demonstrates how to make and adhere unique bias tape. View Joe’s work The Rule of Three in the virtual exhibition Pattern and Purpose