Kat Irvine

Kat I.

Parker, CO
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Lesson Details

Quilting

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
i focus on machine quilting. i will do just about anything to avoid hand sewing, but i do know several stitches and when to use them.

I understand patterns, how to change them, when not to change them, and how to make something easier!

Together, we can start at the beginning (how to use a sewing machine, what materials you need, etc) and work up to something amazing (queen sized bed cover perhaps!)

Personally, I am notorious for making my own projects more complicated than necessary but that's because i find a pattern I like and choose to alter it to my own specifications.
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About

Kat delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 8+

Teaching since:
December 2012

Hi there!

My name is Kat and I'm really looking forward to learning something fun with you! I consider myself a wannabe Glass Artist. I am currently working on a dinosaur quilt- completely done out of fused glass screen printed with glass powders.

I did not study Education at school, but for nearly two years i taught glass fusing and basic sewing (ages 5-93) at a great art facility (no longer in business). I have been providing private lessons since September 2014.

I have a BA in Art History from CU Boulder and a Masters in Art Museum and Gallery Studies from Newcastle University. I grew up sewing, learned to knit just over 10 years ago, and got into quilting about 4 years ago (when I got my own machine and could stop borrowing my moms.) My first experience with glass was 6 years ago and I've been hooked ever since!

I consider myself a patient, fun, and encouraging instructor. I like to cater each lesson to your individual desires and ability while being fun and challenging. Sometimes you gotta go back to basics but i try to do so in a way that encourages and exemplifies growth.

I'm located in the South Denver Metro area. I will meet at several different libraries, your home, or online!!

I hope to work with you and help you reach your artistic goals, the grander the better!!

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Experience

Instructor
Dec 2012 - Sep 2014
Creative Spirits

I taught 2 hour classes 5 days a week in Glass Fusing, Machine Sewing, and Knitting

Education

MA Art Museum and Gallery Studies
Sep 2006 - Sep 2007
Newcastle University
BA Art History
Aug 2001 - May 2005
University of Colorado, Boulder

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

quilt created for my niece (and my baby dog!)

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glass powder screen print.  Photo rendered using Photoshop.

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Photo by Kat I.

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Photo by Kat I.

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silkscreened tote bag

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Arkansas- from my USA quilt
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11 Reviews

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Claire Jan 23, 2017
Sewing · In home

Great job all around.

Shelley Jul 22, 2016
Sewing · In home

Kat was fantastic! Taught me how to use my machine and get started on my project!

Tiffany Jul 20, 2016
Sewing · In studio

She was funny, patient and kind. I loved my lesson. I learned a lot. I had the best time, learning about the sewing machine. She was very encouraging. I am excited about sewing.

Arthur Jul 11, 2016
Quilting · Online

Great Teacher ver helpfull and flexable with classes. Look foward to working with Kat in the near future.

Fawzeyah C. May 11, 2016
Sewing · Online

She is a very good instructor.

Ashlee May 3, 2016
Knitting · In studio

Kat was great! On time and a great teacher! I enjoyed my lesson with her.

Monica Mar 17, 2016
Sewing · In studio

She was very informative, patient and nice. I like her! Can't wait for more lessons.

Preeti S. Mar 9, 2016
Art History · Online

Kat is a good teacher and makes the lessons fun

Katie B. Feb 23, 2016
Knitting · In studio

She was awesome!

Kay W. Jul 6, 2015
Sewing · In home

Kat is very flexible and listens to your problem. Great job!

Aleeya H. Jun 8, 2015
Sewing · In home

This was first sewing lesson and I enjoyed working with Kat she is very patient

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