Classes:
1/2 Day Workshop = $350
1 Day Workshop = $600
2 Day Workshop = $1000

Lectures:
1 hour = $400

If you are interested in contacting me to teach or speak, please contact me at:

Terry Waldron

6160 East Morningview Drive
Anaheim, CA 92807

Email: terryannwaldron@earthlink.net



Classes and Talks

Classes | Talks
Classes

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THE JAPANESE WAY ~

I learned to quilt from Japanese master-quilter Keiko Goke and from looking at the work of Ayako Miyawaki. Japanese art is based on very different design principles than Western art, and it's peaceful and intriguing, too. In this class we will be making a wildly different log cabin by machine and a different, but very soothing, hand-applique technique as we create original shapes for familiar objects. It's so freeing and fun! We'll even choose from excellent translations of Japanese haiku masters' poetry to add to our work.

WORDS AND SHADOWS ~

Using every scrap of cloth that you LOVE, you can easily create words, meaningful thoughts, and even poetry, on your quilt... whatever you like. All you need is cloth, a needle, some thread, a pair of scissors, and YOU! This class is relaxing and so creative, all at the same time. No two students will have the same finished piece, but BEST OF ALL, everyone will leave the class with a peaceful smile on her face... guaranteed!

FLOWERS IN VASES ~

Vases on tables can hold flowers on stems or even branches from trees. There are no patterns for this class because no two flowers are exactly the same. The pieced background is a wild assortment of strips of fabric sewed onto batting squares. It's ALL fun, and, as an added attraction, dragon flies will come to life, and flutter across your finished piece!

BLESS YOUR LITTLE, COTTON-PICKIN' HANDS ~

Let's get away from this whizzing world for a while... Just bits of gorgeous cloth, a pair of scissors, a needle, and some thread is all you really need to make a masterpiece! We'll have no patterns or rules or long lectures, either. Just us with some Baroque music in the background to focus our imaginations. You will create a wonderful little town full of houses and trees that no one else in the world would ever think up but YOU! We'll share our scraps with each other, and remember what the community of quilters was like long, long ago. This peaceful class is perfect for everyone, new or old, experienced or absolute beginners. It's also the place to bring all those fabrics that you were saving because they were just too beautiful to use. You see, we'll only be using a tiny bit of each precious cloth. What quiet fun!

THE ART OF LANDSCAPES ~

This is a class for those who truly LOVE the land and its trees, water, and sky. There are no patterns because Nature isn't as simple as a pattern. She LOVES variations and imperfections! In this class students will learn my "rough cut" technique to chew out tree trunks and leaves and grassy hills. We'll learn aerial perspective and the 4 principles of composition that will make your landscape shine. If you listen well, when you leave class, you'll be able to create any landscape that you can dream up, I promise!
THE ART OF SEASCAPES ~

There are endless possibilities for using the sea as a major element in a composition, but there are a few rules that you need to know as well. In this class we will turn hand-dyed fabrics into the majesty of the ocean. You'll learn "rough cut" to simulate water and waves, the sand dunes, and even the mountains and cliffs. This is a design class, but you will be taught sewing techniques to help the water look wetter and the hills rockier. You will even learn how to add fish, seaweed, and other marine creatures to your work, if you'd like.

YOU by You: A SELF-PORTRAIT ~

This is me... who are YOU? In this class you just MUST have a sense of humor and some cloth you LOVE! By the way, that is not a headband on my forehead... it's my eyebrows if I forget to pluck! Can you tell I was an English teacher? But why no nose? There's a story there, too. In this class you will sift through your life and pick out ONLY what you want to show the world ~ both who you are and who you'd like to be! It's a fun way to start an art quilt. After all, you're bringing your own live model with you! Oh, and your portrait will have a new name when you are finished... the name that you always WISHED your mom had named you... Just call me Elizabeth... the one with the headband!!!

SCRAFFITO ~

Remember how fun it was making crayon scraffitos in elementary school? You colored the paper, then covered it with India ink, waited for it to dry, and then scratched into it to make a picture. No worries... Now we'll do that with cloth! First comes the simple sewing of strips and strips of fabric to batting. Then we'll cover it with one large piece of black fabric. Did you know that there is an amazing array of gorgeous patterned all-black fabric out there? It's true! You'll learn to freely cut a pattern-less picture from that one piece of cloth. The final sewing is simple, but the finished piece is striking! You don't even have to BE an artist to make this one-of-a-kind piece of true ART... and it's FUN!

Talks (Lectures)

THE ART OF DOING IT ALL ~

This talk is a trunk show of my work beginning with some of the first quilts I ever made and extends all the way to my latest work. In it I show how each piece is made up of things I learned from some amazing teachers, as well as innovations I think up as I work. My goal is to inspire my audience and to give them confidence to "go their own ways." Quilting is personal, after all, so an artist needs to know a little bit about a lot of things so that she can venture out and do what is needed to make her own unique statement in cloth! We'll be laughing, though, because quilting SHOULD be FUN... right?

YOU ARE, TOO, AN ARTIST! ~

In this combination talk and trunk show, the audience will be teased into remembering that once they were ALL artists... a long time ago when they were young! This is an IMPORTANT concept for people to understand, especially now! Because I was a long-time, successful high school art teacher, this is a subject that is very close to my heart. Remember the fun you had making art when you were in kindergarten? Where did that joy go? This talk will open the doors of the lost creativity we were all born with! It's great fun and useful information from an artist who hasn't lost her "inner child"!!!