Mickey Lawler Quilt Painting

On July 29th 2021, the Shoreline Guild members gathered for a class by Mickey Lawler. Mickey has been fabric painting and teaching classes, Sky Dyes, for the past 30 years. It was such an honor to have Mickey lead a class – and very educational!! Below is Quilt Member Jan Doyle interviewing her on her technique:

It was a beautiful day (upper 70’s, no humidity!), full of painting skies, sunsets, and waterfalls from paints on cotton fabric. Different techniques with painting strokes, such as using horizontal stripes and zigzag motions to create different effects were taught and utilized. There was also a little color demonstration before every painting session, discussing how different colors can affect others. After the fabric is done being painted, this fabric can then be used to create beautiful sceneries in quilts.

The Modern Shoreline Quilt Group hosts these types of events for those in and out of the Guild. If you would like to be a part of the group – which mainly consists of weekly meetings and occasional teachers – please use the ‘Contact Us’ form to be included on our emails.

The following photos show the day, and the different products that came out!

Example of a night sky painting.

One of Mickey’s area of expertise is mixing colors – here she is creating a beautiful teal color.
Mickey demonstrating how to create a water effect.
Mickey uses two different fabric pieces and large grains of salt to create a wave effect.
Mickey is demonstrating how to paint a waterfall by letting gravity do most of the work.