Classes – Paula Nadelstern – Sunstar & Sixty Thirty

Paula Nadelstern

Paula Nadelstern has achieved international recognition for her innovative and complex designs inspired by the bilateral symmetry of kaleidoscopic images. Honored by inclusion in the Twentieth Century’s 100 Best American Quilts, her designs were showcased in the American Folk Art Museum’s first one-person exhibition highlighting the work of a contemporary quilt artist. Paula is the author of Fabricadabra: Simple Quilts, Complex Fabric; Paula Nadelstern’s Kaleidoscope Quilts: An Artist’s Journey Continues; Kaleidoscope Quilts: The Workbook; Puzzle Quilts: Simple Blocks, Complex Fabric; Kaleidoscopes & Quilts; Snowflakes & Quilts. She has designed over twenty fabric collections exclusively for Benartex, Inc. Paula lives in New York City with her husband, Eric.

For more information about Paula, please check out her website www.paulanadelstern.com.

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SUNSTAR©: A Two-Day Kaleidoscope Class

Students learn all of the unique machine piecing and template techniques I use to create complex kaleidoscopic images while simultaneously exploring the virtues of bilaterally symmetrical fabric. You’ll learn to draft perfect angles and to identify and join different angles together. This product and process class culminates in the creation of a unique and fabulous kaleidoscope block. Often, effects more wonderful than you imagine occur, making you both the one who makes the magic and the one who is surprised.

Please note that all images show student work from the classes!

SIXTY THIRTY©: A One-Day Kaleidoscope Class

Explore the possibilities offered by complex textiles while demystifying the nature of symmetry. Students will learn to draft perfect angles and sew dissimilar angles together. This product and process class is extremely satisfying and engaging, culminating in the creation of a unique and fabulous kaleidoscope block. Often, effects more wonderful than you imagine occur, making you both the one who makes the magic and the one who is surprised.

Please note that all images show student work from the classes!

All images ©Paula Nadelstern, used with kind permission of the artist.