Thread Painting Workshop

Try this technique without committing to a major project. Participants will complete a series of small exercises to learn skills in isolation, and then combine them in more intricate compositions. We will begin with basic exercises for drawing, filling, & blending, before moving on to creating texture, contour, and depth. This workshop also includes information on threads, stabilizers, and needles.

7 Hour Class
June 18, 2021 – 10:00am
Room: 7
Fee: $149

Student Capacity: 20

What to Bring: Nothing, just show up and have fun!


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Lea McComas


Lea McComas

With a life-long interest in fiber, Lea McComas began sewing at age 6 and quilting at 16. She earned an M.A. in Education and has been a public-school educator for almost 40 years, wandering near the Iranian border including 9 years spent serving military families stationed overseas. While living abroad, Lea immersed herself in the local cultures, learning the arts and traditions of the people with whom she lived. This included studying carpet weaving in Turkey, and fabric dying in Japan. Upon her return to the states in 2001, Lea discovered art quilting. Simultaneously, she began a study of classic European art, and developed a keen interest in portrait and figurative works. Her current techniques and compositions are a synthesis of these passions as she uses thread and fabric to create realistic pictorial works. Her award-winning portrait and genre quilts have been exhibited around the world, including Geneva, Vienna, New York, Johannesburg, and San Diego. She has been featured in numerous publications and online platforms and Quilting Arts TV & Magazine. Lea shares the extensive knowledge and the techniques behind her award-winning quilts in lectures, workshops, magazine articles, online courses at, and her book Thread Painted Portraits.