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I am available to give lectures and teach classes for you and your group.
Please contact me about speaking or teaching a class for your guild or show.
Houston International Quilt Show Classes taught by Ginny Eckley

Silk Studio: Monday & Tuesday,
October 30-31, 2017

You love the look & feel of silk; now enjoy creating with this amazing fabric. A variety of silks will be used, from Charmeuse to Organza. You will learn which techniques to use for precise control, and others that are best for texture, surprises and color.

From painting to dyeing, soy wax and silkscreening, this is a chance to try it all!


Paint, Print & Enhance: Wednesday,
November 1, 2017

Layers of painting and printing create amazing depth and intrigue. From creating background textures to detailed imagery, you will learn to mix colors, create dynamic combinations, and techniques that enhance your imagery.

Techniques include silkscreen printing, painting and dyeing.



Landscapes! Thursday,
November 2, 2017

We have all been influenced by nature's beauty. Capture that awesomeness in all its rich colors using paint on fabric. From metallic to transparent paints and mediums to thickeners, learn how to achieve outstanding results.

We'll spend time practicing, then focus on creating imagery from nature.


Wear it with Flair! Saturday,
November 4, 2017

Love to show your artful flair, but not interested in sewing the whole garment? Print and paint on finished clothing!

Learn the techniques on fabric, then progress to adding design and color to your garment. Light colored garments allow a wider range of colors, so keep this in mind when choosing what to bring. Dark colors will require opaque and metallic paints.

This tunic has amazing embroidery, but needed another layer to soften it. A simple leaf screen was added next to the beading, and around the bottom of the sleeves. This was printed, painted and outlined on a silk skirt and blouse. I have also found this process a lifesaver for garments that I love, but have a flaw or stain.


Slideshow & Talk: Creative Genius

As a teacher, I always want to give my students insights, yet
encourage their individual style. So I read a wide variety of books
and articles on creativity, from writers to scientists. I found
some fantastic wisdom, and enjoy sharing the stories from these
inventive, resourceful characters.

For the second part of the talk, I show slides of my work, and
how I apply creative solutions in my work. For more information
and pricing, please email me.


I enjoy sharing my skills and techniques through teaching. I teach
both in my studio, and venues, such as the International Quilt
Festival and at various guild meetings.

Class
My passion for art is fueled by my love of nature. Through my art,
I challenge myself to learn new things, both artistic and academic.

Silkscreening

This was printed, painted and outlined on a silk skirt and blouse.