artisan in fabric

 

Springtime at My House - 11.25" x 11"

Look for this quilt at Road to CA,
Jan 22-25, 2015

The lovely textured background was created by weaving 1/2" wide raw edge strips on the diagonal. Other techniques used: tatting, silk ribbon embroidery and a miniature of my bed quilt.

Also accepted into the Road to CA 2015 Showcase is
Malibu on Fire - 33.75" x 39.5"

A Modern Whole Cloth Quilt

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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. She 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. 

Jennifer's Schedule | Lecture/Workshop Info

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New Classes!

Weave That! - Quilt Background  &

Tat That! - Embellishment 

Weaving 1" raw edged strips on the diagonal creates a unique background with no piecing or Y seams!

Tatting adds a dimensional embellishment to the flower center.

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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

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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

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) - Weave That! Creative Custom Fabric
Mar 14, 2015 SLO Creative Studio, San Luis Obispo, CA
Workshop - Modern Tools Sampler
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
May 17, 2015 Old Town Quilt Shop, Orcutt, CA
Class - Weave That! Quilt Background, 10 - 4
Oct 27, 2015

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

2016

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

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