POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Quilt with Dr. Kruszynski! Lighthouses Landscaping with Photo Fabric


Quilt with Dr. Kruszynski! Lighthouses Landscaping with Photo Fabric

Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. April 22

Class Fee: $40 ($35 Members) Ages 16-Adult

Materials Kit: $40

Learn the art of collage landscaping with an inserted lighthouse picture printed on a photo fabric. Choose from Big Sable, White Lake, Muskegon, Grand Haven, or Holland. You will amaze yourself at how easy it is to create a beautiful Lake Michigan Pier seascape in fabric! Prepare to have fun! Equipment/materials list provided at registration. Dr. Susan Kruszynski – quilted landscape fabric artist and educator. Feeding her artistic nature, Susan, at age 8, began experimenting with fabrics over 50 years ago to produce colorful artistic creations. Though a long-time quilter, she began landscape fabric design in 2014. A native of Michigan, her works are often inspired by the trees and woodlands along the Lake Michigan shoreline. Susan currently divides her time between creating original fabric landscape designs, teaching the art of quilted fabric landscaping in classes in and around the state of Michigan, marketing fabric art at shows, running her Quilting Fabrics in Time business, and as a part-time adjunct of reading at Muskegon Community College. Susan uses her 40 years of K-College level teaching experiences and a PhD in Education to provide fun and easy learning experiences in classes and instruction.

Quilt Exhibit October 1- November 9

October 1 – November 9

Stitches In Time: Regional Quilt Exhibit

Reception October 5, 10:00 – Noon

NCCA-Artsplace Jansma Gallery

Featuring quilt artwork from regional artists Joan Mudget, Vicki Scott DeGraff, Emily Gleasure, Cheryl Gould, Lana Campbell, Nancy Sparks, Dandy Dekker, Elaine Engel, Julie Westmaas, Barbara Gibson, and Dr. Susan Kruszynski.

Quilting is a tradition, sometimes necessity, and a fine art form recognized around the world from many cultures. The fine art is handed down by generations of crafters, shared patterns tells stories, and each new generation puts their own creativity allowing new techniques and materials to infuse the quilts in the process.

Stop in to enjoy quilt landscapes, full cloth quilting, traditional pieced patterns as well as art quilts with experimental and contemporary processes.

To compliment the Stitches In Time exhibit NCCA-Artsplace is hosting a landscape quilting workshop by Dr. Susan Kruszynski, a fabric dying workshop by Kay Brennan and batik fabric workshop.

NCCA-Artsplace has a secure space, always monitored by paid staff, white gloves, lighting, labeling, insurance and we promote the exhibit in the Newaygo County Arts & Culture Connections newsletter that is direct mailed to 2000 and distributed regionally to 500 more.  We’ll be featuring a workshop by Dr. Susan Kruszynski during that time as well as a shibori dying workshop and a batik fabric workshop.


Quiltangle Workshop –  Free Motion Quilt Designs with Sandy Dekker  

Quiltangle Workshop –  Free Motion Quilt Designs with Sandy Dekker

Friday  9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.   August 11

Class Fee: $70 ($65 Members) Ages 16-Adult

Sandy creates the most amazing hand painted and free stitched quilts that look like intricate zentangle designs. Each participant will complete a 16”x16” quilt top perfect for becoming a wall hanging or pillow top. Participants should be experienced machine quilters, bring their own free motion sewing machines with darning or open toe foot. Bring black thread and also your choice of a second color of thread.  All other materials will be provided. Please arrive 15 minutes early to set up your machine. Bring a lunch.

Milly Splitstone

Milly Splitstone
600 Quilted Feet
February 4-28
Jansma Gallery at NCCA-Artsplace,
13 E. Main St., Fremont. 231-924-4022.

Ask anyone locally who to talk to about quilting, and the same name appears again, and again: Milly Splitstone. We don’t realize often how many treasures we have in our own back yard, but Mrs. Splitstone is undoubtedly a qualified expert when it comes to quilting, the history of quilting and quilt collections. She’s been featured in quilt shows too numerous to mention, has juried many competitions, held workshops, lead groups and has inspired quite literally, generations of quilters.

Milly wall webMillie’s collection of quilt blocks, those fundamental, traditional, sometimes experimental squares that when pieced together, make up a beloved quilt, numbers over 800. This awe inspiring display of over 600 of Millie’s quilt blocks will walk you through the tradition carried down by each generation, the history of the time when the block was created, or the fabric recycled, and will inevitably touch you with the passion this woman has for her art. Whether you’re a quilter or not, you’ll be amazed by the culture, and craft reflected in this collection.