Calendar

October 18-24, 2017
SewJourn Santa Fe…and Albuquerque!
Santa Fe, NM

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October 23, 2017
Trunk Show – NM Quilters’ Assn
Albuquerque, NM

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October, November 2017
CE Studio Preview Weekends
Rahway, NJ

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December 1-3, 2017
CE Studio GRAND OPENING Events!
Rahway, NJ

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August 8-12, 2018
SewJourn Colorado – Sip-n-Stitch Mountain Retreat
Denver, CO – DETAILS TO FOLLOW

 

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Join Lisa for one or more Cultured Expressions events (see the Calendar to the left), or contact us to arrange a special event for your group or organization.  Our special events and some of CE’s most popular Hands-On Workshops are listed below, and we can tailor other Fabrigasmic adventures to your group’s needs & preferences — Contact us for details!

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SewJourn to COLORADO – “Sip -n- Stitch” Mountain Retreat III –  2018

  AUGUST 8-12, 2018! Pack your sewing machine and enjoy a glorious extended weekend  at a gorgeous retreat house, about 40 minutes from Denver, CO.  Picture a sewing & quilting pajama party with like-minded friends.  Enjoy a Sip-n-Stitch Quilters’ Weekend with quilting, wine tastings and more… Details to follow!PBHouseAUG16

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 SewJourn to SANTA FE…and Albuquerque

SOLD OUT   —  WAIT LIST AVAILABLE  October 18-24, 2017 —Apparently, we can’t get enough of Santa Fe! so we’re heading back for more in 2017, with a focus on workshops and artsy adventure  ; )  And this time, we’re adding a night-and-day in Albuquerque… Spend two days learning from indigo master Gasali Adeyemo, plus pottery and embroidery workshops by local artists. Great food and drink, fun shopping, optional activities, and the services of Tom G, New Mexico’s best tour guide! Our Tour concludes with a visit with the New Mexico Quilters Association, and a trunk show by Lisa.

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Arrange a Custom Event for Your Group African fabric workshops Cultured Expressions events, SewJourn, sewing, quilting, crafts, decorating #culturedexpressions

TRUNK SHOWS/LECTURES — HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS     CUSTOMIZED RETREATS

Trunk Shows / Lectures can accommodate any group size. 60 to 90 minute presentations including optional video presentation. Allow additional time for the book signing session; we also arrange to have books, African fabrics, trims, kits and available for sale following the program. Ask about including signed copies of the books for each participant.

African Accents for the Home gives a general overview of African fabrics and how to use them in home decor. Pick up valuable tips and easy ideas for working with mudcloth, korhogo, adinkra, kente and kuba raffia cloth. Designed for general audiences and all skill levels.

Quilting with African Fabrics provides quilters of all skill levels with new ideas and creative insights for using African fabrics in quilts, from cotton prints and handcrafted batiks to pieced mudcloth & korhogo combinations.

On The Go! Accessories & More shows how African fabrics translate into unique fashion accessories with style and function. Along with the outer choices of fabrics, handles & embellishments, tips for inner structure and support are reviewed.

Global Textile Influences explores a variety of fabric techniques from around the world, the cultures that created them, and how to incorporate them into quilting & home decor projects. Based in part on the book Global Expressions.

For fees and scheduling, contact us.

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Hands-On Workshops

African fabric workshops Cultured Expressions events, SewJourn, sewing, quilting, crafts, decorating #culturedexpressions

African Mosaic Quilting

Our most popular workshop features our pre-cut quilt kit. By carefully arranging 2″ squares so one color range flows gracefully into the next, you create an artistic, mosaic-style quilt. Design tips and ideas for other projects will be given. Kit includes 200 2″ squares, one yard of pre-printed 2″ fusible grid for easy assembly, and instructions. 5 hours.

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Color Block Batik Tote

Show off your favorite color scheme in rich 7″ squares of jacquard batiks from Ghana. Suitable for all levels from confident beginner to advanced. Embellishments & additional fabrics available for purchase during class, or students can bring in their own. 4-5 hours.

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Embellished Mini-Quilt with Fabric Beads

Create a collage-style mini quilt (11″x14″) with bogolan from Mali and jacquard batiks from Ghana, then add color, texture and surface interest with West African beads, decorative yarns & other accents. Stitch by hand, by sewing machine, or both. Create fabric beads and other fun fabric embellishments perfect for quilts, jewelry, and general crafts. 4 hours.

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African fabric workshops Cultured Expressions events, SewJourn, sewing, quilting, crafts, decorating #culturedexpressionsKuba Raffia Designer Handbag

Sew up a one-of-a-kind fashion tote, in bold geometric, texture-rich Kuba fabric. Each piece is handcrafted in the Congo region of central Africa. Choose barrel or classic carryall style. 5 hours.

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Mudcloth Covered Journal

Professional no-sew techniques are used to create a personal journal – record your daily thoughts, nightly dreams, even to-do lists with Afrocentric style! Discussion of types of journals, tips for keeping one and more. Includes all materials; optional embellishments available for purchase. 2-3 hours.

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Lisa’s Bangle Bag

This sassy little bag has “hands-on-hip” attitude, in your choice of mudcloth or batik fabric. Then embellish as you like, slip it on your wrist and go! 2-3 hours.

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Open Creative SessionAfrican fabric workshops Cultured Expressions events, SewJourn, sewing, quilting, crafts, decorating #culturedexpressions

Enjoy individualized instruction as you create your favorite African fabric projects. Depending on your chosen project, techniques can include fusing, applique, quilting and basic sewing. For individuals or groups. Min. 2 hours.

For fees and scheduling, contact us.

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