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July 12th to 14th, 2018

Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park

950 Lake Carillon Dr, St. Petersburg, FL 33716


Andrea Brokenshire, of AMB Fiber Art & Design

Andrea Brokenshire (AMB Fiber Art and Design) is a national and international award winning fiber artist and instructor from Round Rock, Texas who  specializes in contemporary art quilts which depict botanical imagery inspired by her photography. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from Oregon State University in 1984. She combines her love of the natural world and fabric with her art. Andrea’s art quilts depict large scale flora appliquéd and then thread-painted onto a “confetti “ background of multiple fabrics reminiscent of the impressionistic era. 

“I try to express the essence of a flower with fabric. The curve of a petal, the vibrancy of color and the diversity of flora to me is sexy... beautiful. For me, the creative process is a journey as essential as breathing. An expression of self”.

Learn more at AMB Fiber Art and Design


Andrea Brokenshire's Workshops

Online Workshop Registration Closes July 10th!

Friday, July 13th, 2018

Snippet, Confetti Background
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm


Award winning artist, Andrea Brokenshire, shares her technique for this highly textured background. Come play with fabric. Learn from one of the best, be inspired and expand your creativity. No sewing involved. Creating a Confetti Background is a fun exercise in creativity. In this class we will create a highly textured background using layers of small pieces of fabrics fused onto a foundation which you can then can take home to permanently adhere the pieces with free motion quilting.


Saturday, July 14th, 2018

Intro to Unmarked Free Motion for Beginners
9:30am to 12:30pm

$45 + $8 Kit

Andrea has designed this workshop for the true beginner. Have fun and get comfortable moving fabric under the needle. Learn strategies for the best stitch quality including thread choices, needles, tension, thread delivery systems, and machine setup. Andrea introduces you to a minimum of 6 all over quilting designs so you can get started. 

Skill for domestic and sit down machines.

Cancellations must be  made prior to June 30th. Workshop registrations will be 100% refunded.  There are no refunds for cancellations made on or after July 1st.  

The $12 marketplace admission is non-refundable. Call 813-925-9028 for cancellations. 

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