artisan in fabric

 

For more details on the classes, click on the links below, plus please don't hesitate to email me if you have questions:

Wed, Oct 29
Class - Pixelate That! with Photoshop Elements, all-day
click here for more info & samples

Fri, Oct 31
Friday Sampler - Creative Custom Fabric by Weaving
demo, 10 am - Noon

Lecture
Creativity Unleashed:  Modern Technology for Quilters
Lecture, 4 - 5 pm

Sat, Nov 1
Class - Creative Custom Fabric by Weaving 1-inch
Raw Edged Fabric Strips
, all-day
click here for more info, samples & supply list

Click here for the Houston Class Catalogue Info

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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 and Electric QuiltShe also has a lecture which explores the use of modern technology in quilting and includes a trunk show featuring quilts showing some of the possibilities. 

Check out the newest workshop:  Spoonflower That! with Photoshop Elements.  Click here to learn more.

Jennifer's Schedule | Lecture/Workshop Info

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Jennifer's Lecture & Workshops

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View photos from Jennifer's Lectures & Workshops

Jennifer's quilt, Dogwood Splendor, was selected as a finalist and exhibited at the 2013 International Quilt Festival/Houston in the annual IQA fall Judged Show, Quilts: A World of Beauty. 

The original digital background was created using a photo of pink dogwoods and photoshop filters to get the crystal and mosaic designs.  Want to know more about how the background was created?  Have Jennifer lecture and/or teach at your quilt guild or store. 

Or if you will be at the Houston Quilt show this fall Jennifer will be teaching her Pixelate That! with Photoshop Elements class and lecturing. See her schedule above.

This quilt is the second in a series: "Pixelate That".  Click here to see the first quilt, Pixel Pizzazz 1 - Poppies which was a finalist exhibited at the 2012 Houston Quilt Festival.

dogwood blossom

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Lecture

"Creativity Unleashed:  Modern Technology for Quilters"

Just what can you do with Modern Technology in quilt making? In the lecture Jennifer shares her experiences and designs using Adobe Photoshop Elements and Electric Quilt along with inkjet printing on fabric. Features of both tools are shown during the presentation along with many samples of the quilts made using modern technology. The lecture is a powerpoint presentation / trunk show format.

If a guild is interested in only one of the tools, Jennifer can easily customize the lecture to focus on either Photoshop Elements (printing on fabric) or Electric Quilt.  

Workshops

  • Design That! 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
  • Print That! with Photoshop Element
    You don't have to tile that!  Ready to move beyond printing letter size fabric sheets on your home inkjet printer? Learn all sorts of “tips and tricks” for preparing files and printing yardage at print-on-demand services like ModernYardage, Spoonflower or Fabric on Demand.   Hands-on class, laptop required.  1/2 day & 1 day options.

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.

  • Weave That! - Creative Custom Fabric  - No computer involved :-) 
    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 fee is $344 or $295 when scheduled with a workshop. 

Since the Computer Workshops are dependent on students having laptops, Jennifer has a flexible fee of $45/person for workshops of 6 - 10 students or a flat fee of  $475 for more than 10 students.  

Custom Fabric Workshop Fee:  $475 (maximum of  20).

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

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.

Thanks for a very good workshop last Saturday for the Westside Quilters. We appreciate all your knowledge and the way you presented the information with great patience.

Roberta Walley
Co-chair Programs
Westside Quilters

Jennifer's Schedule

2014

 
Jan 16, 2014 Legacy Quilters Guild, Lakeside, CA
Lecture - Creativity Unleashed:  Modern Technology for Quilters
Workshop (Jan 18) - Photoshop Elements for Quilters
Feb 12, 2014 Orange Grove Quilters Guild, Garden Grove, CA
Lecture - Creativity Unleashed:  Modern Technology for Quilters
Workshop - Pixelate That!
Feb 23, 2014

Picking Daisies, San Luis Obispo, CA
Workshop - Photoshop Elements for Quilters
click here to view the flyer

Mar 8, 2013 Piecemakers Quilt Guild of So. Alameda County, Newark, CA
Workshop - Modern Tools for Quilters Sampler
Apr 12, 2014 Meet the Teachers, SCCQG, Carson, CA
Apr 16, 2014 Meet the Teachers, NCQC, Pleasant Hill, CA
May 8, 2014 Valley Oak Quilt Guild, Tulare, CA
Lecture - Creativity Unleashed:  Modern Technology for Quilters
Workshop - Photoshop Elements for Quilters
May 14, 2014

Glendale Quilt Guild, Glendale, CA
Lecture - Creativity Unleashed:  Modern Technology for Quilters
Workshop (May 17) - Pixelate That!

Jun 7 & 8, 2014

More Pixelating That, Oxnard, CA
A 2 day retreat for students who have attended one of the Intro Photoshop Elements workshops
Click here to view/download the flyer

Jun 10, 2014

Folsom Quilt and Fiber Guild, Folsom, CA
Lecture - Creativity Unleashed:  Modern Technology for Quilters
Workshop (Jun 11)- Create Custom Fabric - Weaving

Jun 19, 2014 Quaking Aspen Quilt Guild, Boulder, CO
Lecture - Creativity Unleashed:  Modern Technology for Quilters
Aug 25, 2014 Inland Empire Quilter's Guild, Corona, CA
Lecture - Creativity Unleashed:  Modern Technology for Quilters
Workshop - TBD
Sep 20, 2014 Old Town Quilt Shop, Orcutt, CA
Class - Create Custom Fabric - Weaving, 10 - 4
click here to view the flyer
Oct 4, 2014 Picking Daisies, San Luis Obispo, CA
Workshop - Creative Custom Fabric - Weaving
click here to view the flyer
Oct 6, 2014 Almond Country Quilt Guild, Paso Robles, CA
Lecture - Creativity Unleashed:  Modern Technology for Quilters
Oct 29, 2014

Fall International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX
Workshop - Pixelate That! with Photoshop Elements, all-day
click here for more info & samples

Oct 31, 2014 Fall International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX
Friday Sampler - Creative Custom Fabric by Weaving, demo
10 am - Noon
Oct 31, 2014 Fall International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX
Lecture - Creativity Unleashed:  Modern Technology for Quilters
4 - 5 pm
Nov 1, 2014 Fall International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX
Workshop - Creative Custom Fabric by Weaving 1-inch Raw Edged Fabric Strips, all-day, click here for more info, samples & supply list

2015

 
Jan 8, 2015 Coastal Quilters Guild, Santa Barbara, CA
Lecture - Creativity Unleashed:  Modern Technology for Quilters
Workshop (Jan 9) - Modern Tools Sampler
Feb 26, 2015 Quilters Etc., Lompoc, CA
Lecture - Creativity Unleashed:  Modern Technology for Quilters
Workshop (Feb 28) - Creative Custom Fabric - Weaving
Apr 12, 2015 San Fernando Valley Quilt Association, Northridge, CA
Lecture - Creativity Unleashed:  Modern Technology for Quilters
Workshop (Apr 13) - Creative Custom Fabric - Weaving
Apr 16, 2015 Santa Rosa Quilt Guild, Santa Rosa, CA
Lecture - Creativity Unleashed:  Modern Technology for Quilters
Workshop (Apr 17) - Modern Tools Sampler
Oct 27, 2015

Valley Quilters Guild, Hemet, CA
Lecture - Creativity Unleashed:  Modern Technology for Quilters
Workshop (Oct 28) - Creative Custom Fabric - Weaving

2016

 
Mar 4 -9, 2016 Empty Spools Seminars - Artist in Residence
Asilomar, Pacific Grove, CA
 

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