We are thrilled to welcome Albert Cote back to The Quilt Store this fall for two days. We will be running the Quilted Rug class twice, on Friday, November 17th and Saturday, November 18th.
In this VERY innovative and fun class, students will create a beautiful one of a kind quilted rug. Using at least three and up to five fabrics, plus batting and backing, we will layer the fabrics making a sandwich. Then Students will "doodle" a design on the top fabric and stitch their doodle through all layers. Once they have their design secured they will cut through to the desired colours underneath and begin to see their rug pattern and colors appear. Once all the cutting is complete they will echo quilt inside the cut design.
Albert was born in Niagara Falls, Ontario. He graduated from Brock University with a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts and a Bachelor of Education. While pursuing a very successful visual arts career he also owned and operated a successful hair salon for 36 years After his wife Debbie retired from teaching, they opened a Quilt Store in Niagara Falls. Albert soon got "hooked " on fabric and combined his visual arts with his quilting arts. Al soon retired to quilt full time. His very creative and innovative classes soon saw him travelling all across Ontario and the U.S. giving trunk shows and workshops. In 2012 he was honored to participate in "Culture Canada" and his very large piece which was created with fellow artists' Irma Bull and Suzi Dwor hangs in the Regional offices in St. Catharines, Ont. He has many commissioned pieces throughout the area including seven pieces at Hospice Niagara.