When I first heard of "door quilts" I thought it was sort of a strange idea. But, now I see what fun they can be. I designed a couple for my Celebrations class. They can be anything.... I designed name quilts for a child's room, but it doesn't have to be limited to that idea. It could be "Dad's Study"... or "Do Not Disturb, Homework in Process"... or "Nap Time" or a Holiday Quilt, quilts for various seasons, a memory quilt, a quilt to Celebrate your child's favorite team or movie star or.....
A new session of Mod Meets Improv class starts soon - Mod is fresh and springlike! so a good date to start a fresh springy quilt.... or a beautiful clear autumnal one....
I love making landscapes, especially landscapes that have some form of moving water – waves coming into shore, waterfalls, streams, rapids and ripples. There is an art to making water in motion, and in this class, you will learn many techniques that will give your water scene that realism that makes your scene come alive!
Over the five lessons in More Abstract Art for Quiltermakers, we’re going to explore more aspects of abstract art. In my first Abstract art for Quiltmakers class we looked at the lives and work, ideas and processes, of female abstract artists, artists often overlooked. In this Abstract Art for Quiltmakers Part 2, I’d like to focus on the best known and most influential abstract artists, regardless of whether they are male or female, though (in the way of things!) most of them will be male.
Today I wanted to share this fun little video that Marilyn Belford made about her Montage Quilting class. If you didn't already know, Marilyn creates exquisite quilts and teaches how she does that. A big part of creating the right art quilt is in the designing which is all covered in this online workshop.... but not only that! The second half is all about putting your design into fabric, from enlarging the design to making templates and transferring your design into fabric and stitching. By the end of this extensive course, you will have your own unique art quilt.
This past week I created my own quilt show with my daughter's help. We arranged nearly all my quilts in different settings for my own personal show and had a lot of fun doing it. Over the coming weeks, I'll be presenting many of the quilts on display right here on my blog.
No patterns, no rules! The aim of this workshop is to learn how to work from your ideas and discover your own personal voice. In the process, we will cover the basics of good design within the context of the art quilt.
Are you new to quilting or a long time quilter? Are you looking for a first-time quilt or a quick quilt? Want to throw in a few twists and turns? Whatever your choice is Jennifer's pattern "Right Angles" is a great quilt to make and if you need options for a different look or learn some great beginner piecing tips, then Jennifer's workshop "Beginner's Patchwork" which is based on the same pattern is ideal.
"Every type of quilting is my favorite when I am stitching it and when I am writing about it. Appliqué is at the top of the list. Appliqué is like painting with fabric. You can make any shape you like and stitch it to another piece of fabric." .... Joanne Winn
My new class, Fireworks in Flight, is coming around very soon! This is a very cool class filled with starbursts and sparks, crystals and thread-play. Come play with me!