Hello, I'm Lorraine Woodruff-Long (she/her).
I am teaching "Express Yourself! Creating text for quilts and fiber projects".
Lorraine Woodruff-Long is a self-taught San Francisco quilter with a primary focus on color, improvisation, and recycled/repurposed fabrics. She is familiar under her quilting name, @quiltinginthefog.
Raised in Houston, and educated at University of Texas/Austin, Lorraine served in Peace Corps Kenya and afterwards moved to California as a bucket list dream to "temporarily" experience living in a progressive urban city. She fell in love with San Francisco and never left. Following a career in marketing and advertising, Lorraine later worked in the nonprofit sector while raising two city kids with her architect husband before springboarding into a fiber art practice prompted by the pandemic.
Lorraine's work has been juried into art exhibitions at the de Young Museum/San Francisco, the California Heritage Museum/Santa Monica, the Sanchez Art Center/Pacifica, Muzeo Museum & Cultural Center/Anaheim, TAG Gallery/Los Angeles the Drawing Room/San Francisco, and the San Francisco Women Artists Network Gallery. She has received numerous awards for her quilts at local, national and international quilt shows. Quilt exhibitions include the International Quilt Festival/Houston, QuiltCon, the Pacific International Quilt Festival, Visions in Cloth, and Quilt San Francisco among others.
She currently teaches quilting at City College of San Francisco Extension and SCRAP-SF as well as quilting workshops to guilds around the country.
Lorraine is a member of the San Francisco Sew-and-Sews, Modern Quilt Guild, San Francisco Quilt Guild, Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), East Bay Heritage Quilters, ArtSpanSF, Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art, and a volunteer with the Social Justice Sewing Academy Remembrance Project. Her work is included in the 2021 book, “Stitching Stolen Lives: The Social Justice Sewing Academy Remembrance Project.”
Learn how to create and use custom applique lettering in your quilts and sewing projects in this 30 minute workshop. From the mundane to the shocking, using text to express your creativity adds a personal touch to your fiber projects. Using alphabet templates and fusible paper backing, learn to create and attach your custom text to your next quilt or fiber project. Great for expressing everything from “Happy Birthday” to “Smash the Patriarchy” - just make it yours!
Workshop Supply List
- ½ yard Heat n Bond Iron-On Adhesive
- ½ yard light colored fabric (medium quilting cotton or denim)
- ½ yard darker contrast fabric
- Westcott LetterCraft Stencil, Helvetica Font, Caps, 4-Inch Characters (win this in Lorraine's giveaway! See the giveaway links below.)
- Pinking shears
- Regular shears
- Sharp, precise embroidery scissors
- Disappearing ink (optional)
- Fabric for backing (pillow or banner - your choice of sizes). I used a cut up repurposed men’s shirt cut to 21”x21” to make the front of a pillow.
Giveaway - Enter Lorraine's giveaway to to win a set of 4 Westcott LetterCraft alphabet font stencils - a $37 value!
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