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Two Day Workshop with Betty Busby (Florida Region)   •   Parrish, FL
January 14, 2019 - January 16, 2019

Betty Busby - Night Jungle

It doesn’t get much more exciting that this:

Is your adrenalin flowing yet?  Because it should be!  This will be a fabulous event.

Date:  January 14-16, 2019.  Arrive at 4 PM on the 14th, in time for dinner together, set up, and     the lecture. Class Tuesday and Wednesday. 

Location:  Dayspring Retreat Center, Parrish, FL 

Cost:  $300 for a shared rom with private bath, $375 for a single room with private bath, inclusive. This includes the workshop, the lecture, 2 days of housing and 2 days of meals. An extraordinary value!  (Florida SAQA is subsidizing the cost.)

This class is open only to Florida SAQA members. (Make sure your SAQA membership is up to date.)

Questions? Please contact registrar Teri Donovan at

Registration is closed - contact registrar to be added to waiting list

The teacher: Betty Busby
In a recent Facebook poll, Betty Busby was your first choice as a teacher, and it was a very good selection. She is an excellent art quilter, whose work has been shown in many prestigious shows throughout the country. She’s also a highly sought after teacher.

Workshop Description - New Techniques with Paint
Betty says: I have developed several unique methods of producing surface design on fabric. New Techniques is a class devoted to exploring those methods- we’ll explore many different media, from fabric paint, and paint sticks, to ink pencils. One of the advantages of using paint is that it will work on everything- cotton, bamboo, and synthetics- experimentation is encouraged!

I use a wet on wet painting system- the material is thoroughly dampened before the undiluted paint is applied. Due to the increased open time, the pigment can be spread on the fabric, colors can be blended directly, and brush strokes disappear. In addition, if the painting is done over a textured surface, an echo design of that texture can appear on the painted fabric due to the drying properties of the paint.

Using the painted fabric as a base, spectacular results can be achieved by over stenciling with Shiva paint sticks. 

We will also explore the use of custom made vinyl shapes for sun printing, and use these as a springboard for additional surface design.

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Artwork by Betty Busby


The Lecture

To be held Monday evening, January 14th, at 7 PM at Dayspring Retreat Center, Pavilion A.  It will be free to all Florida SAQA members.  Guests may attend at a cost of $15 cash at the door.

Lecture: Expect the Unexpected
As a lifelong artist, I enjoy looking at the world through an interpretive eye. As a result, inspiration sometimes comes from the strangest places- the old, the broken, the cast aside.

Join me in a short journey following some of my works from the initial spark to completed piece.

How to sign up

There will be only 18 spots for the class, so you’ll want to be ready to sign up as soon as registration opens.  Registration will open at 9 AM on Monday, August 13th.

Tentative Schedule

Monday, January 14
    4-5:30 arrival and unpacking
    6:00 dinner,
    7:00 lecture from Betty Busby
    After lecture finish setting up for class

Tuesday, January 15
    8:00 Breakfast
    9-12 class
    12:15 lunch
    2-5 class
    6:00 dinner

Wednesday, January 16
    8:00 Breakfast
    Check out before class starts
    9-12 class
    12:15 lunch
    2-5 class