Her work has been stopping people in their tracks for years! What she can do with fabric and thread is unbelievable. The best part is we are bringing her to Quilt Canada 2017 to teach you! You do not want to miss signing up for one of her classes.
Luckily we were able to catch up with her to find out a little bit more about this talented quilter.
Tell us a bit about your quilting.
My quilting is mostly in the form of fibre art- thread play and thread work or "painting" as I like to call it. Using thread and the needle as my medium I love to create realistic art in the form of Landscape or "Critters". I see inspiration in any nature really! There is always way too many ideas for quilts in my head with so little time to do them. I take lots of photos and/or my friends share them with me. Thread is always my weakness I confess!
Three Dimensional Thread Play for Landscapes workshop
I love to teach techniques that I have played with or conquered to create effects in original fibre art. In my workshop Thread Gourmet- I will teach you several of these tricks for texture and perspective in your art.
Thread Gourmet- A Menu of Techniques workshop
Dancing with Your Feed Dogs Down is the course I encourage all beginners of free motion to try because there are no rules! You are stitching naked branches and doing your thread work in one colour (usually black) on the top of your quilt before sandwiching. This way you can make your stitches different sizes, cross over your threads and if you get a thread throw up on the bottom it won't matter because it ends up in the middle of your quilt! It is a great exercise in "practice", a term we all hear about learning free motion but in this case you are actually making a piece of art while you practice!
Dancing With Your Feed Dogs Down workshop
Tell us something you are most proud of.
I am proud of all the accomplishments of my students- it is such a thrill to see them become very talented artists on their way to great success!
Manitoba Homecoming, Lenten Seascape and Eyes of the Wise are some of the quilts I am most proud of but I have many favourites!
Eyes of the Wise
I hate to confess...I love soft ice cream.
Here are all the workshops that Coreen is teaching at Quilt Canada 2017.
Well, there is not much more to say about Coreen. She exudes talent beyond belief and if you are lucky enough to take her class, you sure won't regret it. Sign up now, before it is too late!