A comprehensive quilt symposium that demystifies seemingly complex concepts, teaches mastery of unique techniques, and harnesses the power of the ever-elusive muse of creativity.
VIRTUAL QUILT LUMIARIUM IS NOW AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE.
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QUILT ILUMIN NATION!
Most Quilt Luminariums previously schedule as live events have been moved to virtual format.
Next Virtual Quilt Luminarium:
November 17-19, 2022
About Quilt Luminarium
Watch the Virtual Quilt Luminarium sessions at your own convenience in your own time zone. There are a few scheduled LIVE zoom events for Q&A offered at various times making it accessible to anyone in the world. The VIP ticket will allow you to keep all sessions for streaming views anytime in your future.
• It's for ALL Quilters!
• Learn, laugh, and be inspired!
• Everyone attends all sessions!
• No Supply List
• No Sit-n-sew
• No UFOs!
• You will love it! Money Back Guaranteed!
QUILT LUMINARIUM TOPICS (all this and more!)
Learn to quilt "caveman style" without templates, measuring, math, patterns, or quarter-inch seams! Entire quilts or portions of quilts can be made improvisationally.
Learn freeform appliqué, outline appliqué with blanket stitches, and bobbin outline appliqué. Includes thread weight, fiber content, and needles.
|COLOR THEORY FOR QUILTERS
Discover innovative piecing techniques, and no-pins curved piecing methods that are actually easier and more accurate than using traditional 1/4" seams!
Learn to choose color with confidence. Color is both wonderful, mysterious, and often confusing. The lessons on color will teach you easy color concepts and theories.
|DESIGN AND COMPOSITION
The lessons on design and composition are practical and shown in relationship to quilts. This is presented in a fun way using live musical performance to show the similarities of music and art.
Learn a variety of specialty techniques including perfect decorative stitch circles, couching techniques and more.
|QUILTING THE QUILT
Learn how to design your own, original Rhapsody quilt. It's a lot easier than you might think!
Quilt Luminarium covers: Basting, marking, threads, tension, trapunto, bobbin quilting and a variety of finishing techniques including birthing, facing, piped bindings, and decorative bindings.
From Ricky's best selling book, these quilts are unbelievably quick, easy, and fun. Ricky shows you the magic behind these addictive innovative pieces.
There are a variety of ways to use both hand and machine embroidery to embellish and enhance your quilt. Most are easy, and oh so effective!
|DIGITAL PHOTO QUILTS
|HAND-DYING FABRIC BASICS
Learn the tools and methods Ricky uses to transfer photos to fabric. There are many wonderful options for creating beautiful digital photo quilts.
The most requested topic is here! Ricky covers the basics of hand-dying fabric using Procyon MX fiber-reactive dyes. Included are care instructions, resources, and safety.
QUILT LUMINARIUM COMPONENTS
Quilt Luminarium will expand your quilting toolbox. The methods and techniques that are presented are diverse. Not only do you learn a variety of uncommon and sometimes unorthodox techniques, you will also learn which technique is the most appropriate to use in any given situation. Ricky covers a variety of piecing, appliqué, design, quilting, and finishing techniques. You’ll learn about color, fabric selection, and design. You’ll learn how to take traditional patterns and make them uniquely yours and you’ll discover how a pattern can work for any quilting genre.
Ricky is a longtime entertainer, encourager, comedian, and motivational speaker. This is the x-factor that makes Quilt Lumimarium so successful. Ricky understands that entertainment is the key to keeping an audience engaged. You can expect plenty of laughter and you can expect the unexpected.
Ricky has a unique and pragmatic way to help you realize your full creative potential. He unmasks the creative psyche and reveals common attributes (both good and bad) that creative individuals share. He also reinforces the fundamental elements of design and composition in such a way that anyone can absorb them. The Elements of Art and Principles of Design are presented in tandem with live music to demonstrate how different artistic mediums are created using the same attributes.
Because of the extreme diversity of topics, Quilt Luminarium is truly for all quilters from beginner to advanced, from traditional to contemporary, and from modern to art. We are so confident that you feel it was a worthwhile experience that we offer a full money back guarantee!
The uplifting and encoraging atmosphere will inspire you. Quilters know that quilting is more than just making a quilt. You will find a wealth of inspiration in the anecdotes that accompany the lessons.
Hey, it’s not called Quilt Lumiarium for nothing! We explore the mind of the creative individual to help each person understand their own artistic profile. We examine various quilting myths that have been absorbed into the quilting community. The Quilt Luminarium frees quilters to enjoy quilting for their own personal reasons and teaches individuals to escape from their own creative barriers and the expectations of others.
Expect to leave the seminar with more than just quilting knowledge. Ricky infuses into each lesson a healthy dose of value, worth, purpose, and self-confidence for each person attending. Not only will you leave feeling like a new quilter—you’ll most likely leave feeling like a new person!
This lecture-style event presents information that is relevant for all quilters. The unique format and pacing of the sessions cause the time to fly by. For those who think a two-day symposium might somehow be slow, boring, and tiresome, rest assured. Ricky is known for his ability to connect with the audience. His ability to educate, entertain, and inspire have been witnessed by thousands around the world.
Ricky never keeps any part of a method or technique hidden. His secrets are about simplicity, saving time, quality of workmanship, and effectiveness.
|The Luminarium Shopitarium
Seriously, what quilting event would be complete without the opportunity to fabric shop? Ricky's hand-dyed fabrics, kits, books, CDs, DVD, notions, and more will be available for purchase.
SEE THESE QUILTS (and more) AND LEARN THE SIMPLE SECRETS BEHIND EACH OF THEM
|SIMPLE GIFTS 88" x 88"
|BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY 86' x 86"
|NORTHERN LIGHTS 88" x 90"
|ON THE ROAD AGAIN 68" x 68"
|SIR LANCELOT 83.5" x 83.5"
|LIFELINES III 58" x 62"
|GAELIC BLESSING 63" x 63"
|DAD'S LONE STAR 93" x 93"
|KOOL KALEIDOSCOPE 58" x 58"
|LADY OF SHALOTT 42" x 42"