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Clothes to Quilts Workshop with Luke Haynes

July 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

- $145 – $160
Quilter Luke Haynes stands in front of multiple quilts

Join modern quilt artist Luke Haynes for a modern abstract quilting workshop suitable for all abilities—from beginners to experts. Students are asked to bring clothing or fabrics that hold a personal meaning to the workshop to be honored in the form of a quilt (college t-shirts, old baby clothes, etc.). Haynes will lead participants in a series of fabric “deconstruction,” in which students are given “permission to play” and proceed to cut the fabric into various abstract-shaped pieces. The cut fabric pieces are then gathered into “yardage” and sewn into interesting, patterned squares. All types of quilt-making processes will be covered in this full-day workshop. Limit of 20 students (All levels of experience welcome). Registration is available from the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Art Museum website.

Co-Presented by the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Art Museum (PNWQFAM) at 703 North 2nd Street in LaConner, Wash. Members of PNWQFAM can receive a membership discount to this workshop by presenting their membership information during online registration. PNWQFAM can also enjoy free entry into the Modern Quilts exhibition by presenting their current membership card at the front admission desks at the Lightcatcher building and Old City Hall. Whatcom Museum members can receive free entry into PNWQFAM between June 1 – August 25 by showing their current membership card to the admissions desk.

About Luke Haynes:
Luke is an artist to watch! He is up-and-coming while continuing to innovate and design new ways to create art. His work is currently in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum, the American Folk Art Museum, the Newark Museum, and the Headquarters of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation just to name a few. He shows his work across the country and internationally. Haynes’ quilt, [The American Context #68] Double Elvis, is featured in Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century.

Haynes has lived in 15 states, currently living in Kansas City, Mo. He studied architecture at Cooper Union in New York and considers his fabric art to be an architectural method of images creation. His works can be classified as quilts since they follow the traditional methods of construction, but they are much more. His concepts and images pull from the annals of historical painting and sculpture but are also allowed to pull from craft and the domestic since the medium is atypical, which allows for pieces that have multi-layers of visual, as well as conceptual, intrigue.

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Thinking about making it a Modern Quilt weekend in Bellingham? The Whatcom Museum is pleased to partner with these local hotels to provide special rates and packages for museum visitors. Click on the logos below to go directly to each hotel’s website. Call to book at the Hotel Bellwether, 877.411.1200, or The Chrysalis Inn & Spa, 888.808.0005, and mention the Whatcom Museum rate. Use the logo link below to receive the special rate at Home2 Suites by Hilton (codes will auto-populate). Book online for the Heliotrope Hotel using the discount code Community18.


July 13, 2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
$145 – $160
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Lightcatcher Building Studio
250 Flora Street
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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