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2 Day Workshop

“Fur Real - An Animal Portrait”

Wednesday & Thursday

May 8 & 9, 2024

9:30 am to 4 pm

Arrival/Check-in/Set-up from 9:00 am to 9:30 am

Blacksburg Presbyterian Church,

701 Church St. SE, Blacksburg, VA 24060


Join Tina Freudenberger and Carol Monti for two days of fantastic, furry, fabric art fun.  You’ll learn how to convert a photograph of a favorite animal into a gorgeous raw-edge applique wall hanging.  Barbara Yates Beasley taught Tina and Carol, and her techniques (used with permission) are the inspiration for this class.  Bring an enlarged photo of a special animal, a variety of fabrics and be prepared to dive in.  With two days to work, you’ll create your pattern, learn how to make realistic eyes and noses and be well on your way to creating a memorable piece.   This team approach to teaching will give you plenty of hands-on and personalized instruction.

Registration is CLOSED.

If you would like to be added to our waiting list, please contact us HERE...

$100 TAVA member two day workshop fee per person

$115 Non-member two day workshop fee per person   


Non-optional $10 kit fee payable to instructor (Carol Monti) on first day of class.

For additional supplies see “Supply List”

Supply list (WORD)


Supply list (PDF)

Please note that these dates overlap with Virginia Tech's graduation. If you are planning to stay overnight, book hotels early.  Less expensive hotels may often be found in Christiansburg (15 minutes from workshop) or Radford (25 minutes from workshop).

Online Registration Form HERE

Print and mail registration forms:

Registration Form (Word)

Registration Form (PDF)

Tina has been working with textiles for much of her life.  From screen printing and embroidery to working with Quilts Beyond Borders, Tina’s love of fiber arts runs deep.  When she learned to combine fabric with her love of animals though, her creativity took off.  Tina has created many animal-inspired art quilts that have received awards at local and national quilt shows and is looking forward to sharing her knowledge and techniques in this hands-on class.

Carol Monti started traditional quilting over 10 years ago and eventually found her way to creating animal portraits using raw-edge applique.  Her love for nature and animals clearly shows not only in the animal portraits she creates, but in her landscapes and the birds and bugs that find their way into her fiber art pieces.

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