artisan in fabric

 

What happens when you cross a couture buttonhole technique, a Spanish Snap buttonhole, with quilting?

Peekaboo fabric! 

Jennifer designed acrylic Peekaboo Fabric Tools to work with both 5 inch and 10 inch precut fabric squares, along with a 3 inch size for more variety. For more info on the tools, click here.


Workshop sample made with a Moda
5 inch precut "Charm pack", Hi-De-Ho

Also, Jennifer will be teaching the table runner project at Road2CA in January 2017 along with Weave That!, Fractal That! and Print That! classes.

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Quilter - Teacher - Lecturer - Author

Based in Santa Maria, CA, Jennifer Rapacki is a tech-savvy fabric artisan specializing in combining traditional quilting techniques with technology driven designs and inkjet printing on fabric. 

Jennifer teaches classes in Photoshop Elements for Quilters, Electric Quilt, Fabric Weaving, Tatting, and her new Peekaboo fabric reverse applique technique. In her lecture, Creativity Unleashed: Modern Technology for Quilters, she presents many of the possibilities when using a computer as a design tool for quilts.

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Very Cellular
34.5" x 46"

Designed using the
FraxHD iPad App

Lecture

"Creativity Unleashed:  Modern Technology for Quilters"

Just what can you do with Modern Technology in quiltmaking? In the lecture Jennifer shares her experiences and designs using Adobe Photoshop Elements, Frax HD, (a fractal app for the iPad), and Electric Quilt along with inkjet printing on fabric. Many samples of quilts will be shown along with a few quilts created with more traditional techniques. The lecture is a powerpoint presentation / trunk show format. 

"I was a little worried that Jennifer's topic may be too technical for our guild members. Boy was I wrong! She is a great speaker and her slide show + trunk show was really engaging and fun. Everyone in the audience stayed interested and asked tons of questions, especially when she started showing how she created images and transferred designs to fabric on her home printer or by using services such as Spoonflower. I think we all saw the possibilities for incorporating a lot of new ideas into our quilting. I would highly recommend Jennifer to any Guild looking for a speaker who can open new creative doors for their members."

Mary - San Francisco Bay Area

Workshops

  • Design That! Quilt with Electric Quilt (EQ)
    Increase your quilting creative potential! Take your design process to a new level by learning the EQ Quilt Design software. Hands-on class, laptop required. 1/2 day & 1 day options.
  • Modern Tools Sampler
    Hands-on class with a 1/2 day session each of  Photoshop Elements & EQ7; Hands-on class, laptop required. 
    1 day

NOTE:  Students can "try before they buy" with trial versions of the both software program.  Students can also use a PC or a MAC.  While Electric Quilt is now available for the MAC, the trial version is only available on a PC.

Jennifer personnally uses a MAC, and for PC only software like EQ7 she runs the windows software via Parallels.  If you would like to know more about how to use PC software on a MAC, click here.

  • New! Charm pack Peekaboo Mug rug or Mini Quilt
    What happens when you cross a couture buttonhole technique, a Spanish Snap buttonhole, with quilting?  Peekaboo fabric!   In class we will make a Mug Rug or Mini Quilt with a charm pack's 5 inch squares to learn the reverse applique technique. No curved piecing required!   1/2 day & 1 day options.    Click here for more info and samples.
  • Weave That! Creative Custom Fabric
    Jazz up that purse, iron tote, bag, quilt, shirt (the list can go on and on) with custom-made woven fabric. It's surprisingly easy to do and worth the effort. Students will learn how to weave 1” strips of raw edge fabric to create a whole new unique piece of fabric. Thread Embellishment adds the final pizzazz.   1 day.    Click here for more info and samples.

Fees

Lecture: $375 or $325 when scheduled with a workshop. 

Workshops: $45 per person for workshops of 6 - 10 students or a flat fee of $475 for 11 - 20 students.   
Each additional student over 20 is an extra $25.
Half day workshop fees available upon request.

Mileage to Lectures/workshops scheduled in California will be calculated from Oxnard for events in southern CA and from Santa Maria for events to the north or east.  If you would like to discuss having Jennifer lecture at your guild meeting and/or schedule a workshop, click here to contact her now

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Can't make it to one of the classes or don't live in Southern California?  Jennifer can provide one-on-one training via the internet if you have a high speed internet connection.  Contact her for more information and fees.

Jennifer's Schedule

2017

 
Jan 19, 2017 Road2CA, Ontario, CA
Charm Pack Peekaboo Tablerunner, 8 - 4
Jan 20, 2017 Road2CA, Ontario, CA
Weave That! Quilt Background , 8 - 4
Jan 21, 2017 Road2CA, Ontario, CA
Fractal That! Quilt Design on an iPad, 8 - 11
Jan 21, 2017 Road2CA, Ontario, CA
Print That! with Photoshop Elements, 1 - 4
Jan 22, 2017 Road2CA, Ontario, CA
Fractal That! Quilt Design on an iPad, 8 - 11
Feb 2, 2017 Annie's Star Quilt Guild, Chico, CA
Lecture - Creativity Unleashed:  Modern Technology for Quilters
Workshop - Charm Pack Peekaboo Mini Quilt
Feb 27, 2017 North Cities Quilt Guild, Placentia, CA
Lecture - Creativity Unleashed:  Modern Technology for Quilters
Workshop, Feb 28- Weave That! Quilt Background
Mar 7, 2017 Petaluma Quilt Guild, Petaluma, CA
Lecture - Creativity Unleashed:  Modern Technology for Quilters
Apr 18, 2017 River City Quilter's Guild, Sacramento, CA
Lecture - Creativity Unleashed:  Modern Technology for Quilters
Workshop, Apr 19- Weave That! Quilt Background / Peekaboo
Apr 27, 2017 Nite Owl Quilters Guild, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Lecture - Creativity Unleashed:  Modern Technology for Quilters
Workshop, Apr 29- Pixelate That! with Photoshop Elements
May 11, 2017 El Camino Quilt Guild, Oceanside, CA
Lecture - Creativity Unleashed:  Modern Technology for Quilters
Workshop, May 12 - Weave That! Quilt Background / Peekaboo
May 15, 2017 Friendship Square Quilt Guild, La Habra, CA
Lecture - Creativity Unleashed:  Modern Technology for Quilters
Workshop, May 16 - Weave That! Quilt Background
Aug 25, 2017 Citrus Belt Quilters, Redlands, CA
Lecture - Creativity Unleashed:  Modern Technology for Quilters
Workshop, Aug 24 - Charm Pack Peekaboo Mini Quilt/Centerpiece
Oct 9, 2017 Pajaro Valley Quilt Association, Santa Cruz, CA
Lecture - Creativity Unleashed:  Modern Technology for Quilters
 

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