Nature Printing on Fabric

Appropriate level:  Beginner–Advanced 

Due to the popularity of this class, non-members are asked to contact the VP of Programs to be added to a waiting list.

Collaborate with Jane Davila and Mother Nature! 

Jane will show you how to create fabrics using leaves, fruits, vegetables and even the sun. Surface design techniques covered include: gyotaku (fish printing); leaf and produce printing; UV reactive dyes, & heliographic imaging (sun printing). Explore the possibilities of printing on fabric using acrylic and transparent paints with forms from nature.

See how these original fabrics can be used in finished products like quilts from traditional to modern to art, and home décor items. All printing and painting methods use easy-to-find supplies, non-toxic and water-soluble paints and inks, and environmentally friendly techniques. 

Books by Jane Davila:  Art Quilt Workbook     Art Quilts at Play    Surface Design Essentials

Find Jane at (click on each link):  Website         Pinterest           Facebook    Instagram

Material kit fee: $15 for paints and inks

 Supply List 


Workshops are open to both guild members and non-guild members. Because the cost of the workshops is subsidized by members’ dues, non-members are asked to pay an additional $20 per workshop. Non-members are able to register for all 2018 workshops after November 30, 2017. Workshop registration policy.

Members: $60 + $2 credit card processing fee

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Non-Members: $80 + $2.65 credit card processing fee

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Non-members can register for 2018 workshops after November 30, 2017

Online registration is available for both members and non-members.  (If you prefer to write a check and mail in your workshop registration, please download our printable form.)  

See the complete GAAQG Workshop Registration/Refund Policy for more information.


Contact our VP-Programs.

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This post was written by Susan Schwandt