Blue Mountains Quilters Workshops
Geometricks with Brenda Gael Smith
Saturday August 7th 10 - 3 pm
Geometricks Workshops (3 hours)
Tips and tricks for creating geometric shapes with freeform piecing: triangles, quadrilaterals and hexagons. Explore the design possibilities of repeating motifs. Suitable for all skill levels.
Driven to Abstraction Presentation (60-90 minutes including Q&A and lots of actual quilts)
Brenda Gael Smith creates textile works made from a rich palette of her hand-dyed fabrics complemented by intensive stitching. Much of her work is inspired by the colour and patterns of the natural world with a focus on her surroundings at the “other” Copacabana in Australia and her New Zealand homeland. Using a process of abstraction, Brenda captures the essence of her subjects in simplified form. Working improvisationally, she refines line, shape, colour and texture to evoke a sense of place, express an idea, highlight an issue or elicit an emotional response. Learn more about Brenda’s inspiration and process in this colourful presentation.