artisan in fabric

 

Check out the lecture/classes Jennifer is teaching
in the Midwest this September

Lecture: DIY Inkjet Printing on Fabric - Top Tips
Thu, Sep 7, 8:30 am

Fri/Sat, Sep 8 & 9
Design That! Quilt with EQ7, 9-noon

Fri/Sat, Sep 8 & 9
Pixelate That! with Photoshop Elements, 1-4 pm

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MQX Midwest 2017

Creativity Unleashed Lecture
Thu, Sep 28, 3:30 - 5:30

Modern Tools Sampler
Fri, Sep 29, 9 - 3

Fractal That! Quilt Design on an iPad
Sat, Sep 30, 8 - 12

Print That! with Photoshop Elements
Sat, Sep 30, 1 - 5

 

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Quilter - Teacher - Lecturer - Author

Based in Ventura, 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.

Schedule | Lecture/Workshops | Articles by Jennifer

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Check out Jennifer's latest article in the Quilting Arts Feb/Mar issue - Color Change Binding, pg 38. 

The article is about how to join binding in the corners. Originally used for the custom printed binding on Malibu on Fire, it is great for changing colors in the corners as in Stars that I See.

This technique also works well on small quilts where it would be difficult to join binding in the middle of a side. In fact, now most of Jennifer's quilts are finished this way no matter the size, because she likes the finished, clean look in the corners with no joins on the quilt sides. 

Click here to purchase a digital copy

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

Peekaboo fabric! -- A new twist on reverse applique.

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 and more samples, click here.

Special Bundle Price for 3 piece set
$41.95 plus Free US Shipping*!

*Free shipping excludes AK, HI, US territories,
and International orders.

3, 5 and 10 inch Peekaboo Fabric Tools
for more info, click here


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

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 (EQ7)
    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
    Sample Photoshop Elements and Electric Quilt to see how the software can fit into your quilting toolbox. In class you will be introduced to the basic tools of the software programs by learning about editing, sizing and printing photos in Elements and about the workspaces in EQ7 by creating a quilt. Trial software available. 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.

  • New! Fractal That! Quilt Design on an iPad
    Learn how to use the Frax HD app on your iPad to create a unique quilt design which can be printed on fabric or used as an applique pattern. Info will also be provided on printing at home or online. Hands-on class, iPad/iPhone required.  1/2 day
  • 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” wide strips of raw edge fabric to create a whole new unique piece of fabric that will be used to make a zippered pouch. 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.

If you would like to discuss having Jennifer lecture at your guild meeting and/or schedule a workshop, click here to contact her now

Click here to view/download a Brochure

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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 - 1/2 day each
Pixelate That! with Photoshop Elements
Charm Pack Peekaboo Mugrug, Cake Plate Rug or Tablerunner

May 1, 2017 Almond Country Quilt Guild, Paso Robles, CA
Lecture - More Creativity Unleashed
May 3, 2017 Santa Monica Quilt Guild, Santa Monica, CA
Lecture - Creativity Unleashed:  Modern Technology for Quilters
Workshop, May 6 - Weave That! Quilt Background / Peekaboo
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
Jul 6, 2017 Pine Mountain Scrappers Quilt Guild, Pine Mountain Club, CA
Lecture - Creativity Unleashed:  Modern Technology for Quilters
Workshop, Jul 7- Weave That! Quilt Background
Jul 26, 2017 Valley Quilt Guild, Yuba City, CA
Lecture - Creativity Unleashed:  Modern Technology for Quilters
Workshop, Jul 28/29 - Weave That! Quilt Background
Aug 25, 2017 Citrus Belt Quilters, Redlands, CA
Lecture - Creativity Unleashed:  Modern Technology for Quilters
Workshop, Aug 24 - Weave That! Quilt Background
Sep 7, 2017 Quilt Expo, Madison, Wisconsin
Lecture - DIY Inkjet Printing on Fabric - Top Tips, 8:30 am
Sep 8 & 9, 2017

Quilt Expo, Madison, Wisconsin
Design That! Quilt with EQ7, 9-noon

Sep 8 & 9, 2017 Quilt Expo, Madison, Wisconsin
Pixelate That! with Photoshop Elements, 1-4 pm
Sep 13, 2017 AQS Fall Show, Paducah, KY
Fractal That! Quilt Design on an iPad, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sep 14, 2017 AQS Fall Show, Paducah, KY
Print That! with Photoshop Elements, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Sep 15, 2017 AQS Fall Show, Paducah, KY
Weave That! Quilt Background, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sep 28, 2017 MQX Show - Midwest, Springfield, IL
Lecture - Creativity Unleashed:  Modern Technology for Quilters
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Sep 29, 2017 MQX Show - Midwest, Springfield, IL
Modern Tools Sampler , 9 am - 3 pm
Sep 30, 2017 MQX Show - Midwest, Springfield, IL
Fractal That! Quilt Design on an iPad, 8 am - Noon
Sep 30, 2017 MQX Show - Midwest, Springfield, IL
Print That! with Photoshop Elements, 1 pm - 5 pm
Oct 9, 2017 Pajaro Valley Quilt Association, Santa Cruz, CA
Lecture - Creativity Unleashed:  Modern Technology for Quilters

2018

 
Feb 5, 2018 Cactus Sew-ables Quilt Guild, Yucca Valley, CA
Lecture - Creativity Unleashed:  Modern Technology for Quilters
Workshop, Feb 6- Weave That! Quilt Background
Feb 13, 2018 Camarillo Quilters Association, Camarillo, CA
Lecture - Creativity Unleashed:  Modern Technology for Quilters
Workshop, Feb 14 - TBD
Mar 28, 2018

Wandering Foot Quilt Guild, Arcadia, CA
Lecture - Creativity Unleashed:  Modern Technology for Quilters
Workshop, Mar 31- Modern Tools Sampler

2019

 
Jan 8, 2019 Surfside Quilt Guild, San Clemente, CA
Lecture - Creativity Unleashed:  Modern Technology for Quilters
Workshop, Feb 6- Weave That! Quilt Background
Jun 12, 2019 Orange Grove Quilters Guild, Garden Grove, CA
Lecture - More Creativity Unleashed
Workshop, Jun 13 - Peekaboo Fabric Half Square Tablerunner
 

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