Fabric Art by Lenore Crawford


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Lecture Title:  Fusing/Fabric Painting to Create an Art Quilt

In this lecture Lenore will talk about her own interpretation of fusing and fabric painting techniques she now uses to create art quilts with depth and color from photographs she has taken in her travels. She will tell how she creates a piece from beginning to end and gives secrets she has learned on how to make your design a winner. She has won prizes with this new style of art quilting such as the Best Wall Quilt at the 2007 AQS Nashville Show and the 2011 Moda Best Wall Quilt at the AQS Show in Paducah for her “Port of Cassis”.

Lecture Title: 

Award Winning Techniques for Fusing Fabrics

In this lecture Lenore shows how she has progressed from creating art with many different mediums to using 2” squares to create impressionistic fabric art.  After many years using this technique she changed her style to fusing with fabric painting and has won many different awards for her work.  She will show you how she creates an art quilt from her photos and what elements can make an art quilt a winner. 



Workshop Title:  Fusing and Fabric Painting

to Create Realistic  Fabric Art


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Three Hour Workshop

In this workshop demonstration of Lenore’s fusing technique will be shown through lecture slides and demonstration.  She will demonstrate how to create a small fused project working from a photo transferred to freezer paper and then muslin.  Her fusing technique using Misty Fuse™ will be shown along with her fabric painting on the finished design which adds depth and detail to the piece.  She then finishes the piece with batting and backing and free-motion sewing changing threads constantly to add even more depth to the finished piece.   No kit fee since this is not a hands-on class.  No supplies are needed.  Attendance is unlimited in this workshop.


One Day/Six Hours Workshop or Two Day/Six Hours Workshops


In this workshop the designing of a small fused project will begin.  We will work from one of three of Lenore's patterns that are shown on the Patterns page of this website:  Yellow Poppies, Red Poppies, Yellow Cone Flower, Cone Flower or new Rose since these are the least complex patterns for beginners.  It will be outlined on freezer paper and then transferred to a background fabric on which the design will be fused.  No sewing will be done during the workshop, only the designing and fusing.  You will learn how to make your own patterns from your own photos too!  Lenore will also demonstrate how to add fabric painting to your design to add detail and depth; students will do painting on their own designs in the two day workshops.  Click here for Supplies List for this workshop.   $15 supplies fee required includes patterns by Lenore plus other supplies she provides.  For fabric requirements for the patterns for this class click here Fabric Requirements for Patterns.  Select your fabric before class for the pattern you choose to bring to class!


Multiple Days/Six Hour Days Workshop




In workshops of three to five days students will create their own designs from their own photos. Students can also choose to use one of Lenore's more complex patterns if they don't have their own photos to work from.  Class discussion on design aspects such as detail and depth will be covered.  Larger projects can be created depending on the length of the class.  See Supplies List for suggestions.  Students will learn Lenore’s fusing technique using the freezer paper pattern and Misty Fuse fusible web.  The design will be fused onto muslin.  Lenore will then demonstrate her fabric painting technique and help students paint their own designs.  The students can then assemble their art quilts and begin top-stitching if time allows.  Thread and stitching also adds another design element to the piece.  Finishing techniques will be discussed, and students will have a beautiful finished art quilt and have learned a practical and exciting new method to create fabric art.  Click here for supplies list for this workshop.  You will also find instruction on the Supplies List at the bottom of the page on how to print out large format photos on your own computer and printer.  $10 supplies fee required.  If you are having a problem printing out your own photo, please contact Lenore.  She will print it out and bring it to class for you!



Workshop Title:  Mini Blended Fabric Art Collages


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Three Hour or One Day/Six Hours Workshops


Using tiny pieces of fabric and tweezers students will create mini-blended designs to take home and frame.  Fabric paints are used on strips of fabrics to create the birch trees.  Lenore will supply fabrics, fabric paints, muslin, and scraps for creating trees.  Click here for supplies list for this workshop.  Finished size of minis can be 4" X 6" or 6" X 8" which can be matted on 8" X 10" and 11" X 14" mat board to be framed or even larger if desired.  $20 supplies fee required.  The three-hour class attendance is limited to 25 people or up to 30 per the contract. 


Workshop Title:  Create Your Flower from a Photo Workshop

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One Day/Six Hours Workshop

In this workshop students will learn how to make their own pattern from a photo and create a fused detailed flower.  We will work from an 8” X 10” or 11” X 14” of your own photo or Lenore’s making a freezer paper pattern and then using Lenore’s simple fusing technique design your flower from your own fabrics.  She will show you how to choose your fabrics, add detail to your flower using your photo as a reference and fabric paint, and finish your art quilt with her simple binding technique.  $10 supplies fee required.  This is a design class only; no sewing will be done in class.  The class attendance is limited to 25 people or up to 30 per the contract. 


Workshop Title:  Shredded Fabric Art Quilts 

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One Day/Six Hours Workshop

In this workshop students will learn to create their own shredded fabric impressionistic art quilt using a technique originated by Noriko Endo.  Fabrics are shredded in class and used to design a scene.  Then the design is covered in tulle and top-stitched using free-motion sewing.  Finishing techniques will also be covered such as binding the piece and hanging methods.  Lenore will also show how she uses fabric paints to enhance these pieces even more where appropriate.  Class size is limited to 25 to 30 people per the contract.  No supplies fee required.  Click here for the supplies list.



Please request a copy from Lenore at  lenorecrawford@charter.net This document covers all fees relating to lectures and workshops including travel expenses.  She will come to your venue to teach a one day or multiple day workshop.  She has taught all over the world, and her classes have been well received by students!  See her Schedule page to locate current workshops, lectures, and art shows.   

Fabric Art by Lenore Crawford

2023 Ashman Street
Midland, MI 48640-5464

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