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Timna Tarr

Timna Tarr

S. Hadley, MA

www.timnatarr.com

Timna Tarr is a quilter and instructor whose work bridges traditional and modern aesthetics. Despite coming from a long line of quilters, Timna resisted learning to quilt until after receiving an art history degree in college. In 2001, she purchased her first longarm machine and embarked on a 15 year journey of quilting clients’ quilt tops. As Timna has stated:

“My work is about color and small compositions. Each block in a quilt is made as its own element, independent of the other blocks. After all of the blocks are constructed, my goal is to arrange the small compositions to play off each other and work together to create a larger whole. What keeps me engaged is watching how the project changes and transforms with the addition of each color and texture.”

Come learn and play with Timna and watch your project transform along the way!!
Timna’s own nationally award-winning quilts are in private and corporate collections and have been seen in numerous exhibits and publications. Timna speaks and teaches throughout the United States and is a member of Hands Across the Valley Quilters Guild and the Northampton Modern Quilt Guild. Timna lives in South Hadley, Massachusetts.


Thursday, July 25

8:30-11:30 a.m.
O Happy Day
O Happy Day

O Happy Day FULL

Supply List
Supply List
Level:  ALL
Pfaff and Viking Sewing Machines provided by SVP International

$5.00 Material fee

Learn how to make this very happy quilt while also having a great time! We start the workshop by playing with fabrics and color to help us loosen up our color muscles. Timna will then teach three (or more!) techniques on how to make perfect circles, using both hand and machine techniques. Come prepared to play, experiment, and have fun.

 

Thursday, July 25 

1:30-4:30 p.m.
Designing with Flying Colors
Designing with Flying Colors

Designing with Flying Colors

Supply List
Supply List
Level: ALL    

Are you stuck in a color rut? Or are you afraid that you might make a color “mistake” in your quilts? In this workshop students will try out new color combinations as well as learn how to use color placement as a major design element in their quilts.

 

 

Friday and Saturday, July 26-27

8:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 – 4:30 a.m. each day
Roses in the Rotary
Roses in the Rotary

Map Making

Supply List
Supply List
Level: INT
Pfaff and Viking Sewing Machines provided by SVP International

Use fabric to capture a special location. Maybe it’s your favorite vacation spot, your neighborhood, or your hometown. Over the course of the workshop, participants learn both pattern-making and improvisational quilting techniques to create personal map quilts. Bring a large paper map of a location you would like to replicate (approx. 24”x36”), your favorite fabrics and threads, and a willingness to experiment. Mark your place in the world!

Since this class is improvisational and everyone is working from a different map no specific amounts of fabric, fusible etc. have been included. Use your best judgment as to what you think you may need.

Depending on the technique chosen, not everyone will get to a point where they will need their sewing machine during the first day of the class, but some will. Timna suggests that you bring your machine but leave it in the car until you know what path you are taking.

This workshop is improvisational. Come ready to experiment and Timna will help you make whatever you have with you work! Feel free to contact her if you have any questions at timnatarr@gmail.com.