Golden Fiber Arts Studio Classes
We have the most talented instructors working at Golden Fiber Art Studio Classes.
You can sign up for a class by calling (720) 524-4822 or going to the Classes Page or Calandar Page on this site and clicking the "Book Now" button to book on-line.
Norie has been quilting for ?? years and teaching classes for more than 3 years. She is an expert in all forms of traditional quilting and is also an accomplished quilt artist. She is currently teaching Make Your First Quilt, Finishing Up, Advanced Beginner Quilting, Kaleidescope, Stack & Whack, and Crazy Mad Art Doll.
Katie has had the desire to make “stuff” her whole life, and made her first quilt in 1996. She quickly accepted her disinterest and inability to follow directions and began making “art” quilts as a result. Katie is about having fun, letting go of rules and finding joy in the creative process. She believes creativity is about connection: to self, to others, and to a higher creativity.
In addition to teaching our Felting classes, Pat Martinek, owner of The Fyber Cafe in Golden, Colorado, processes a wide variety of animal fibers and specialty items from straight off the animal through washing, picking, carding, spinning, dyeing, felting, knitting, weaving… wherever you want her to stop with her or your fibers. She is an avid spinner of any fiber suitable for yarn, blending with various fibers and colors, as well as a felter of phantasmagorical friends of many species. Her passion is spinning and felting dog hair (chiengora) from dual-coated well-loved dogs. Pat teaches Introduction to Needle Felting & Wet Felted Scarves.
Tamara has been quilting for 15 years and specializes in art quilting. She will be hosting Scraps for Tots, as well as teaching: Silk Fusion, Mosaics, Aspen Flip & Sew, Fusible Applique, Paper Piecing, Flower Power, Curvy Quilted Vest, Quilt as You Go, Stack the Deck, and It’s a Wrap Purses and Bowls.
Denise Labadie, a fiber artist living outside of Boulder, Colorado, creates contemporary art quilts. Her works are typically interpreted visions of ancient landscapes and pre-historic megalithic stones – dolmens, stone circles, and standing stones – or more recent monastic ruins including ancient stone churches, portals and passageways, forgotten cemeteries, burial crosses, and the like. Denise is an internationally recognized fiber artist and art quilter. As of 2010 Denise began to de-emphasize her participation in competitions and shows, and has instead begun to focus more on commissions (i.e., quilting other people’s sacred sites), teaching and lecturing, and exploring the continued evolution and application of her techniques and fabric-based imagery. Denise will be teaching Stone Painting, The Art of Insetting, and Reverse Applique - The Mysterious Art.
Katie has been quilting for 10 years and has been garment sewing since 4-H age. She now has a young family and uses sewing and teaching to keep her sanity. She specializes in traditional pieced quilts in modern fabrics and also enjoys household type sewing. The Creative Fiber Guild in Sheridan, Wyoming has given her the support she needed, as a young quilter to continue learning and now her desire is to teach other quilters of all ages.
Judith is a mixed media artist playing with all forms of expression on simple journal pages. Some journals capture the experience of extraordinary moments, some days the pages are layered with the mundane.
In her own words, “I am just another mixed media artist having too much fun with my art, workshops, family, friends, and the Colorado clouds”.
Carol is an accomplished fiber artist and instructor. “Unique” is a description often overused in the art world, but in her case, the motivation to be stretching toward new and original outcomes is always an underlying factor in her work.
In her own words, “For me it is a great day, when I am in my studio, sharing new inspirations with visitors or seeing the efforts of my imagination take unexpected and unique forms right in front of my eyes. When I see another way to stretch the definition of fiber art, that’s when I feel excited about what I am doing.