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    Lectures / Public Programs

    2024 Summer Workshops

    Quilting by the Lake 2024
    Wells College in Aurora, NY
    Schweinfurth Art Center

    Personalized Surfaces with Joy O. Ude
    Monday, July 22nd – Friday, July 26th

    In this light survey of surface design techniques, students will explore a few methods to transform plain fabric into uniquely personalized surfaces. We will build upon existing surface layers with embroidery and appliqué. Reverse appliqué will take us below the surface, where we will experiment with subtly revealing pattern and image through deliberate multi-layer stitching. This course is a great introduction for textile beginners and will provide advanced students with fresh approaches for surface manipulation.

    All QBL workshops begin on Monday and end on Friday. Workshops are from 8:30-4pm daily. Students check in to their dorms and move into classrooms on the Sunday before the workshop begins. There is a welcome dinner with a lecture Sunday night. All levels welcome.

    From the website:
    Welcome to Quilting by the Lake (QBL), a 2-week, internationally recognized quilting event taking place in Aurora, NY, in the heart of the Finger Lakes. This year, we are excited to bring the conference back to Wells College in Aurora, NY, to provide world-class quilting workshops amid the beautiful scenery of Cayuga Lake. Classes will be offered in design, techniques, and surface design to suit all quilting styles: traditional, art, or modern. Join us for five-day classes, lectures, trunk shows, mini-markets, and more from July 14 to 26. Sign up and be part of our special community, treasured for its creative environment and camaraderie.

    Quilting by the Lake consists of two 1-week sessions running July 14 to 26. Sessions begin on Sundays and classes kick-off on Mondays. QBL offers five-day classes plus programs throughout the week.

  • Publications

    Fibers of Home: Weaving Heritage at the Colored Girls Museum
    Surface Design Journal
    Solidarity; Winter 2021
    Page 28

    Emerging Voices: Joy O. Ude
    Surface Design Journal
    Textiles+; Winter 2014, Volume 38, No. 2
    Pages 64-65

  • Press

  • The Pattern Base

    Four of my prints are included in the book project The Pattern Base: Over 550 Contemporary Textile and Surface Designs. I’m excited to be included in the series.

    Disco Vasarely, Lip Service, Make Yourself At Home, and Shades.

    The book can be purchased here.