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Gualala Arts Workshop
The Fancywork Coat
Instructor: Rachel Clark

Wednesday - Thursday
April 14 - 15, 2010
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Rachel Clark: The Fancywork Coat
Register by:   April 1, 2010
Tuition:   Members of Gualala Arts and PPQG: $135
Members of Gualala Arts  or   PPQG: $160
Non-members: $185
Materials list:   Fancywork Coat materials list

Beginning to Intermediate

This workshop is designed to use some of the materials that the student may have collected over the years for that special garment: a collection of designer fabrics, fabrics all in one color, buttons, beads, laces and treasured fabrics.

This class will give students the opportunity to combine some or all of their treasures into a fanciful designer coat. Students may further personalize their coat by adding hand or machine embroidery or other fancy stitchery.

Rachel encourages students to create their own very personal statement while giving themselves permission to play. Rachel will share her enthusiasm and unique design approach to creating. Students should begin their preparation by collecting their treasures: button, beads, etc., and at least 15 to 20 fabrics.

About Rachel Clark

Rachel Clark: The Fancywork Coat Rachel Clark is a contemporary folk artist, teacher and lecturer who comes from a long line of sewers, beginning with her great-grandmother. She has been making wearable art for over 30 years and teaching nationally for twelve years.

Eclectic fabric mixes, vibrant designs and her keen sense of humor characterize Rachel's work. Her work can be whimsical, political or make a personal statement, but it always reflects her love of traditional quilt making.

She has done several one-woman shows and has been featured in various galleries, magazines such as "Threads," and "The Quilting Quarterly," the Fairfield Fashion Show and, HGTV's Simply Quilts.

See also: Gualala Arts Workshop Registration, Payment & Cancellation Policy.

The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email

Serving the coastal communities of northern Sonoma & southern Mendocino Counties.