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Creating Contrast in Your Quilts with Jennifer Houlden

  • Thursday, February 01, 2024
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Zoom Meeting
  • 105


  • This is offered as a membership benefit for 2023-2024 MEMBERS
  • Non-members may participate for a small fee.
  • Allows the presenter to see event and plus receive emails that are sent to attendees

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Creating Contrast in Your Quilts

Zoom lecture by

Jennifer Houlden

Thursday, February 1, 2024

6:00pm -7:00pm (Arizona Time)

Adding the WOW Factor

One of the keys to great art work and quilts is colour and contrast.

This trunk show explores the effective use of contrast to create dimension, movement and visual harmony while supporting the initial attraction of colour in great quilt designs.

Using contrast in the form of fabrics with different textures, patterns and value is one of the first steps to creating contrast in quilts and textile art. Adding embellishments such as thread play, couching, beading, painting, and other mixed media can also create contrast by adding dimension and texture within the piece. Most importantly a design or concept is needed to expand on. Using some or all of these different techniques - the ideas will be never ending.

Join Jen as she explores the world of contrast and learn a few tips, tricks and techniques that you can incorporate into your quilt making and art to boost the contrast in your work.

And learn how you can achieve that WOW factor in your quilts.

About Jennifer Houlden

In 2011, Jennifer developed her own label, Quilts by Jen and began teaching, lecturing, designing and creating for herself and others. She has been sharing her passion for quilting with guilds and shops in Southern Ontario and further afield thanks to virtual learning. 

Her love of color, texture and movement are elements that make her art come alive. She strives for the illusion of movement within her work along with a careful balance of lines, hue and value.



  • Members: 
  • log into your account on AQG's website to register for this event at no charge!
  • this event is complimentary as part of your 2023-2024 membership.
  • Non-members may attend for a $10 fee

Registration is required for admission.

Registration ends January 30, 2024

Registration is limited to 300

Zoom Details

  • The reminder emails will contain the ZOOM link to the event.  
  • The lecture will begin promptly at the listed start time - please join 15-30 minutes early and  ensure your full name appears in the Zoom meeting.
  •  If you are unfamiliar with ZOOM, a PDF is available under the HELP! tab for AQG Members
  • If you would prefer video training here is a link to the videos.  You should watch the FIRST TWO videos.  https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials

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