"I always love finding new applications for my illustrations and this process just felt "right" to me. Intuitive, flexible, freeing. If you ever get a chance to learn from Tierney, take it! She's such a generous and warm teacher."
- Rachel Beckman, after spending a beautiful day in the "Enchanted Wonderland" Workshop at Squam Art Workshops 2018
Botanical Transformations a paper cutting and applique affair
In this six hour workshop, draw on the beauty of nature as you make your own gorgeous textile designs from paper cuttings. Using nature as inspiration, we’ll make exciting and beautiful paper cuttings. The second part of the day is devoted to transforming those beautiful paper cuttings into applique! Each project will be unique to you, limited only by your imagination. Any method of applique is welcome. I’ll share some of my own work, and will have templates available for anyone not wishing to make their own drawings. This promises to be a fun day!
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Simple & True, My Life As a Natural Dyer & Quilter
A light-hearted talk about my journey to becoming a professional natural dyer and quilt artist. A trunk show and Q&A are woven in to the presentation. Storytelling and fabrics will fill the room!
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Tierney is a quilt designer and natural dyer in upstate NY. When she's not designing, she's happily making progress on personal pieces such as art quilts and hand stitched garments. Having earned her BFA from NYS College of Ceramics and Design at Alfred University with a concentration in drawing and painting, Tierney brings her painterly style, love of pattern and storytelling to her work today.
Learning the ancient art of shibori dyeing at Arrowmont in 2006 was Tierney's first exposure to hand dying fabric. From there, she went on to make her first art quilt which was shown in the 2008 Quilts=Art=Quilts juried exhibit. She has been published in Quilting Arts Holiday Gifts Magazine 2013 and 2014. Teaching and speaking venues have included Squam Art Workshops, participating two consecutive years in a long distance teaching experience with The Palouse-Prairie School Midsummer Night's Dream project, Quilters Consortium of NYS and area quilt guilds. Her naturally dyed fabrics were most recently featured throughout the projects in Karen Lewis's book Wabi-Sabi Sewing. Today, Tierney dyes, teaches and sells her wares.