With the pandemic around the world, it is time to make some changes to my online scheduled workshops and all the other scheduled workshops at academyofquilting.com As a team we have decided to take away the scheduled workshops and open them up so you can start any time instead of a set time. Today I thought I'd run through briefly which workshops they are for me....
The Six Hour Quilt class focus is on the most straightforward and fun way to make a unique quilt based on your own ideas. Elizabeth Barton tried it out on two people who had never quilted before...and one who had made only one quilt following a traditional pattern. Here are some of the results!
A lasting work of art is both beautiful AND intriguing.... abstraction is the way to go!!!
Elizabeth Barton has always been a lover of scrap quilts.... however not of tedious cutting out of specific shapes and pattern matching.... instead, she came up with a very different way of approaching the use of scraps.
Today I wanted to share with you one of the videos in Elizabeth's amazing new workshop "The Great Scrap Quilt". Her method of construction is fabulous and the quilt shown in this video is one that won the Edward Lambert Fiber Art Award. As you will see, her color selection is amazing, she knows just what fabric to put where!
"Don't be bamboozled, but above all, don't be boring.... in anything!".
Last week I mentioned I was going to do a series of blog posts with simple ideas to make as gifts. I started with one method of making a butterfly hoop and next week I will talk about a second method. This week I decided to mention how simple stained glass quilts make really quick and easy gifts to give.
Have you ever wanted to learn about modern quilts? Elizabeth has a great online workshop "Mod Meets Improv" to teach you. She explains a little more about her workshop and this new way of quilting...
Have you ever taken an online quilting mystery workshop? They sure can be a lot of fun as you work your way through them. I've written a couple of these and I have to say, neither is only about the mystery. Both workshops include a lot of learning as well. My most recent mystery is based on art quilting definitely written for those quilters who would like to dabble in art quilts but unsure where to start or art quilters who just want a bit of fun in designing and creating.
Bedazzled and bamboozled by color? Consider a class! Once you know the basics of color theory, color choices become so much easier...in any medium.