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Fri, Aug 19


Southwest Arts Center

Lola Jenkins Portrait Master Class Friday Session

Learn how to make your portrait quilts more life like from renowned quilt portrait artist Lola Jenkins.

Lola Jenkins Portrait Master Class Friday Session
Lola Jenkins Portrait Master Class Friday Session

Time & Location

Aug 19, 2022, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Rd SW, Atlanta, GA 30331, USA

About the event

Renowned quilt portrait artist Lola Jenkins will headline the 2022 Atlanta Quilt Festival. The Festival will honor the life and legacy of Congressman John Lewis with a special exhibit. To continue that theme, the class project will be a portrait of John Lewis. However, Lola's techniques are applicable to any portrait.

Students will learn to make a collage portrait using the pattern provided by Lola. Students will be given all information necessary to make a portrait from a photo.  Students will learn how to choose and manipulate fabrics to create a colorful collage portrait the size of a 11x17. Students will also learn how to sew a portrait quilt using a variety of methods including thread painting.

Lola will furnish a kit containing all the materials needed to make the portrait. The kit fee is $25 payable to Lola on the day of class. No machine is required. Continental breakfast included. Bring your lunch.

You may want to purchase tickets to Lola's trunk show scheduled for 8/20/22 at 4 p.m.

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  • Portrait Class Friday Session

    Learn from renowned portrait quilt artist Lola Jenkins. Continental breakfast provided. Bring your lunch.

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