artisan in fabric

 

 

Sep 5 & 6 - Class
Quilt Design on an iPad , 9-noon

Sep 5 & 6 - Class
Quilt with EQ8, 1 - 4 pm

Sep 7 - Lecture
DIY Inkjet Printing on Fabric - Top Tips, 10 - 11am

Go to QuiltExpo.com for more info and to register

 

Nov 9 - Friday Sampler
A New Twist on Reverse Applique, 10 am - Noon

Nov 9 - Open Studio
Creative Quilt Design Unleashed with Modern Technology,
4 - 6 pm

Nov 10 - Lecture
DIY Inkjet Printing on Fabric - Top Tips, 11am

Go to Quilts.com for more info and to register

 

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Quilter - Teacher - Lecturer - Author

Based in Denver, CO, 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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Jennifer's Lecture & Workshops

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New! 2018 Weave That! workshop samples
20 " x 14"

The Sea Turtle & Cactus are available as a kit for class, $30.
Includes the $5 material fee and all fabric except for batting.

Lectures

"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

"More Creativity Unleashed"
A followup lecture featuring Jennifer's newest quilts for quilt guilds wanting a return visit.

"DIY Inkjet Printing on Fabric"
Everything you should know about inkjet printing on fabric either at home or online:  Dye vs Pigment Printers, Prepared fabric sheets, fabric softener rinse, print on demand services, and more.

"Ancient Inspiration for Patchwork Patterns"
Travel back in time to see examples of quilt patterns going back to the 11th century. Flying Geese, Sawtooth, Birds in the air are just a few of today’s quilt blocks that can be seen in ancient mosaics and architecture.

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
    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 EQ8 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 Photoshop Elements and Electric Quilt.  Students can also use a PC or a MAC.

  • Fractal That! Quilt Design on an iPad
    Learn how to create stunning designs with the Frax HD app on your iPad 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
  • Charm pack Peekaboo Reverse Applique
    Grab a charm pack from your stash and learn how to make reverse applique leaf shapes with really sharp points and smooth curved edges -- no curved piecing required.   The technique is a quilting adaptation of a couture Spanish Snap buttonhole resulting in Peekaboo fabric -- A new twist on reverse applique! The class project can be a Table Runner, Mini Quilt or Mug Rug.    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” 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

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 - Weave That! Quilt Background
Feb 21, 2018 Roseville Quilters Guild, Roseville, CA
Lecture - Creativity Unleashed:  Modern Technology for Quilters
Workshop, Feb 22- Weave That! Quilt Background
Mar 28, 2018

Wandering Foot Quilt Guild, Arcadia, CA
Lecture - Creativity Unleashed:  Modern Technology for Quilters

May 8, 2018 Folsom Quilt and Fiber Guild, Folsom, CA
Lecture - More Creativity Unleashed
Workshop (May 9)- Weave That! Quilt Background / Peekaboo
May 21, 2018

East Bay Heritage Quilters, Albany, CA
May 19 - Modern Tools Sampler
May 21 - Fractal That! Quilt Design on an iPad

Jun 23, 2018 Holly's Quilt Cabin, Centennial, CO
Lecture/Demo - DIY Inkjet Printing on Fabric, 10 am - noon
Sep 5 & 6, 2018 Quilt Expo, Madison, Wisconsin
Fractal That! Quilt Design on an iPad , 9-noon
Sep 5 & 6, 2018 Quilt Expo, Madison, Wisconsin
Design That! Quilt with EQ8, 1 - 4 pm
Sep 7, 2018 Quilt Expo, Madison, Wisconsin
Lecture - DIY Inkjet Printing on Fabric - Top Tips, 10:00 am
Sep 21.2018

Holly's Quilt Cabin, Centennial, CO
Pixelate That! with Photoshop Elements

Sep 29, 2018 Wandering Foot Quilt Guild, Arcadia, CA
Workshop - Weave That! Quilt Background
Oct 27, 2018 Holly's Quilt Cabin, Centennial, CO
Weave That! Quilt Background
Nov 9, 2018 Fall International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX
Friday Sampler -- A New Twist on Reverse Applique, 10 am-noon
Nov 10, 2018 Fall International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX
Lecture - DIY Inkjet Printing on Fabric, 11 am-noon

2019

 
Jan 8, 2019 Surfside Quilt Guild, San Clemente, CA
Lecture - Creativity Unleashed:  Modern Technology for Quilters
Workshop, Jan 9- Weave That! Quilt Background
Jan 14, 2019

Pajaro Valley Quilt Association, Santa Cruz, CA
Lecture - Ancient Inspiration for Patchwork Patterns
Workshop (Jan 13) - Weave That! Quilt Background w/ Peekaboo Flower

Jan 17, 2019 Oroville Piecemakers Quilt Guild, Palermo, CA
Lecture - Creativity Unleashed:  Modern Technology for Quilters
Workshop - Weave That! Quilt Background
Jan 28, 2019 Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association, San Jose, CA
Lecture - Creativity Unleashed:  Modern Technology for Quilters
Workshop (Jan 29) - Pixelate That! with Photoshop Elements
Feb 4, 2019

League of Northern Colorado Quilters Guild, Fort Collins, CO
Lecture - Creativity Unleashed:  Modern Technology for Quilter
Workshop - Design That! Quilt with Electric Quilt (EQ8)

May 13, 2019

Common Thread Quilt Club, Parker, CO
Lecture - Creativity Unleashed:  Modern Technology for Quilter

Jun 12, 2019 Orange Grove Quilters Guild, Garden Grove, CA
Lecture - More Creativity Unleashed
Workshop, Jun 13 - Peekaboo Fabric Half Square Tablerunner
Jun 17, 2019 Conejo Valley Quilters, Thousand Oaks, CA
Lecture - Ancient Inspiration for Patchwork Patterns
Workshop (Jun 16) - Charm Pack Peekaboo Tablerunner
Aug 26, 2019

Belle Point Quilters Guild, Fort Smith, AK
Lecture - Creativity Unleashed:  Modern Technology for Quilter
Workshop - Design That! Quilt with Electric Quilt (EQ8)

 

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