Classes, Workshops and Exhibitions           

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Here are some of the comments written on the class feedback questionnaire from some of Ginny's students who attended her Quilt Festival classes in Houston, Texas.

"This was one of the best classes I have taken in ten years at International Quilt Festival!"

" Well organized, kept class at a nice pace, very well informed. I really enjoyed this class"

"Ginny is a generous & extremely knowledgeable teacher and artist. She made difficult processes very doable."

"Fabulous! I would take it again at double the price."

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Exhibitions

September 12-15, 2018
Fall AQS QuiltWeek

Paducah, Kentucky
Juried Show:
King Bird of Paradise
Splash!
Twilight in the Garden

September-December, 2018
Exhibition by invitation:
The Nature of a Stitch

Sheehan Gallery, Whitman College
345 Boyer Ave
Walla Walla, WA 99362


Workshops for guilds and shops are
also available.

Workshop Titles:

Painting on Fabrics, Design - Then Print, Making Your Own Silkscreens, Paint, Wrap & Roll, Soy Wax Techniques, Thread Painting

One Day Class  $550
Two Day Class  $925
Presentation   $375
(Images, Talk and Artwork)

Workshops: Painting on Fabrics, Design- Then Print, Making your own Silkscreens, Paint, Wrap & Roll!, Soy Wax Techniques, Thread Painting


See three of Ginny's pieces in 500 Art Quilts, by Lark Books and more of her work in the book, Lonestars III, published in 2011.


More information on class techniques can be found at my websites: FabricPaintings.com
MakeScreens.com

Feel free to call or email with any questions. (281) 415-9688, eckleyginny@gmail.com

I look forward to a fun, dynamic time creating with you!

Ginny Eckley
2423 Kings Forest Drive
Kingwood, TX 77339


Website by V V Graphics, LLC

Currently Scheduled Classes

Ginny has 5 quilts in the exhibit, Stitched Construct. Stitched Construct is an invitational exhibition curated by Kim Ritter and Grace Zuñiga. Fiber works on view by artists Hope Wilmarth, Paula Gron, Ginny Eckley, Susan Ennis, Daniel Garver, Linda Minton, Susie Monday, Heather Pregger, Mary Ann Littlejohn, and Brenda J. Bunten-Schloesser. The exhibition is currently on view in Sabine Street Studios at Sawyer Yards in Houston, Texas through mid-January 2019.

We look forward to seeing you at the Stitched Construct Reception on November 9, from 6pm - 9pm, Sabine Street Studios, Houston TX. Sawyeryards.com/exhibitions


January 12-13, 2019
Fiber Artists of San Antonio (FASA)
Workshop: Transformation -
Dye, Paint & Screen

Southwest School of Art
300 Augusta St
San Antonio, TX 78205

Learn stunning combinations of techniques using silkscreens & non-toxic paints and dyes. In the morning, we’ll paint and dye fabrics. Using instant-set dye, you'll discover fun, fast and brilliant ways to manipulate color on silk. Techniques will include how to apply even color, faux shibori, and fun with marbles, rubber bands and clothespins! For cottons, we’ll use both transparent and opaque paints. Working with color mixing and color blending, we’ll achieve dynamic results.
The second day of our workshop, we’ll add imagery using silkscreens. They can be used on all fabrics, creating the full range of soft imagery to dynamic patterns. Discover the flexibility of dyeing, painting and printing, going back and forth between the techniques as you work to create amazing results.


January 14, 2019
Fiber Artists of San Antonio (FASA)
Program: Creative Genius

Southwest School of Art
300 Augusta St
San Antonio, TX 78205

Art was my chosen field at an early age, so I was surprised when I started teaching how many of my students had careers in diverse fields from accounting and medicine to real estate. It made me really study the process of creativity, in part because I wanted to give my students new insights. So I read a wide variety of books and articles on creativity, from authors to scientists. I found some fantastic wisdom, and enjoy sharing the stories from these inventive, resourceful characters.
For the second part of the talk, I show slides of my work, and share how I apply creative solutions in my work. Great art looks whole, complete, and seldom does the viewer realize the effort and angst that goes into the creation of a piece. That too is why I love knowing how others create. Understanding how they overcome obstacles, how they problem solve, helps us to see new ways to approach our work.


Studio Classes Available


Silk Studio:
You love the look & feel of silk; now enjoy creating with this amazing fabric. A variety of silks will be used, from Charmeuse to Organza. You will learn which techniques to use for precise control, and others that are best for texture, surprises and color.

From painting to dyeing, soy wax and silkscreening, this is a chance to try it all!



Paint, Print & Enhance:
Layers of painting and printing create amazing depth and intrigue. From creating background textures to detailed imagery, you will learn to mix colors, create dynamic combinations, and techniques that enhance your imagery.

Techniques include silkscreen printing, painting and dyeing.



Landscapes!
We have all been influenced by nature's beauty. Capture that awesomeness in all its rich colors using paint on fabric. From metallic to transparent paints and mediums to thickeners, learn how to achieve outstanding results.

We'll spend time practicing, then focus on creating imagery from nature.

Wear it with Flair!
Love to show your artful flair, but not interested in sewing the whole garment? Print and paint on finished clothing!

This was printed, painted and outlined on a silk skirt and blouse. Learn the techniques on fabric, then progress to adding design and color to your garment. Light colored garments allow a wider range of colors, so keep this in mind when choosing what to bring. Dark colors will require opaque and metallic paints.

This tunic has amazing embroidery, but needed another layer to soften it. A simple leaf screen was added next to the beading, and around the bottom of the sleeves. This was printed, painted and outlined on a silk skirt and blouse. I have also found this process a lifesaver for garments that I love, but have a flaw or stain.

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Created on Silk Habotai. Image was drawn on fabric. Fabric was stretched. Soy wax was brushed over entire piece. Using a tool, the wax was removed, following the design lines. Then Colorhue Dye was brushed onto fabric.

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Dyed, the silkscreening done by a student in Tokyo, Japan

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