Have you ever wondered about Batiks and the process of it? Marjorie McWilliams is the expert in Batiking at academyofquilting.com and she has written a series of blog posts showing you the details of the process as she works on three large-scale Batiks. Check out the following links to visit "Marjie's Dye Studio".
Every art quilter needs basic skills to make their art quilts. Here are four basic skills, are you missing any?
My Elements in Fabric class will take you from where you are…..to someplace else. Someplace where waterfalls are made with MistyFuse, roving, and Angelina fiber...
Until Lee Vause introduced herself to the Academy of Quilting I had not heard of Zentangle so this was a whole new area of quilting for me. Of course, making tangle designs using free-motion stitching really grabbed my interest. As I worked with Lee to get her classes installed (she has two now, A Zentangle Journey Part 1 and Part 2) I knew this was something I would want to try at some point. The thought was put on hold for a while.
Hand beading can be a delightfully relaxing activity while adding beauty, sparkle and fun to your quilts. Beading can be elegant or it can frivolous but it always enhances your already wonderful quilts.
Some of the highlights of my “Bits and Pieces” landscape class will be a few videos on thread painting. Use your needle as your “paint brush” to add details, highlights and texture to your art quilts for stunning results. Here's a short video preview:
This week we are going to derive design techniques from the work of two different schools of abstraction:
These grab-a-bags are a little different to what you normally see as usually you don't know what's inside - mostly mystery items. There are four patterns inside and the bag is only $8.00 so that's $2.00 per pattern, but for our grab-a-bags you get at least one pattern you want. There are several to choose from. Select your favorite pattern and receive 3 more!
In between other things, I've been working on the next two animal blocks designed by Hamish. If you missed the previous story, be sure to check it out on my post: Meet Hamish.
This weekend I was sorting out some of the patterns we still have in stock and decided that I could make some grab-a-bags. A little different to what you normally see as often with grab-a-bags you don't know what's inside - mostly mystery items. There are four patterns inside and they are only $8.00 I made several with at least one known pattern which I put on the front so quilters knew they were getting a minimum of one favorite. I think this was more fun. Here they are...