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Discover how the magic in a patchwork quilt comes from interpreting a simple, but original, design sketch into fabric and learn new, but trusted, sewing methods that help, as you watch your patchwork quilt designs turn into marvelous works of art!

With: Dena Dale Crain
Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced

Discover how the magic in a patchwork quilt comes from interpreting a simple, but original, design sketch into fabric and learn new, but trusted, sewing methods that help, as you watch your patchwork quilt designs turn into marvelous works of art!

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5 Lessons
Type: Scheduled
Price: $50.00 or $64.00
Start Date: 5 Oct 2018

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Tags: quilt, quilt design, art quilt, patchwork design, patchwork quilt design, mirror-imaging, reflection, symmetry, motions of symmetry

Description

The quilt world is full of artists. They work in fabric and have come to art through the tradition of patchwork quilting. Having no formal training in art, they rarely call themselves artists. Reflections is the online patchwork quilt design class that shows you how to use the simplest mirror-imaging methods to create millions of original patchwork quilt designs to express yourself as an artist. Progress from basic to complex design methods as we talk about art theory and discover new ways of thinking and doing the work. Explore a range of possibilities for visualizing and realizing the patchwork quilts of your dreams. Learn new but trusted sewing methods, and see examples of how to turn your patchwork quilt designs into marvelous works of art in Reflections, a great basic online patchwork art quilt design class!

Student Comments

Anon:

I learned lots of new things – an excellent class! Dena did an outstanding job. She provided great guidance which made it possible for me to complete a project that I was happy with. I learned so much from her, I plan to take all her classes.

Anon:

I certainly enjoyed the class and definitely learned new skills, as well as a new way of approaching my work. Definitely would take another class with Dena. She responded promptly and gave me lots of good information--above and beyond what was required by the class.

Supplies Required for Workshop

  • Plain white letter-sized paper for making folded paper mock-ups of designs – about 24 sheets
  • Large paper, brown wrapping paper or newsprint, for making full-scale designs – about 18 sheets about 18" x 24"
  • Paper scissors
  • Dressmaker shears for cutting fabric; never use fabric scissors for cutting paper
  • Pencil and eraser
  • Ruler for straight edge
  • Padded board or ironing board, without Teflon cover, for use with for use with push-pin, t-pin or straight pin to perforate patterns through several layers of paper
  • Fabric stash for interpreting your designs as quilts
  • Sewing machine and regular sewing kit for sewing quilt tops and quilting
  • Rotary cutting equipment is not necessary, although occasionally you may find it useful.
  • Two mirror tiles with safety edges but no frames. You may find 10" tiles at a home hardware shop. Tape the two tiles together along one side to form a hinge. Quilt shops sometimes sell hinged mirrors for seeing repeats.
  • Non-woven fusible interfacing, like Pellon or Vilene, that is sticky on one side only, for making patterns that stay in the quilts. You will need one piece about 1 yard or meter square for the quilt you make in course.
  • Selection of threads for piecing, quilting, and embroidery
  • Embellishments, beads, trims, metallics, found objects, for enhancing your quilts. Do not buy anything until you see what you need. You may have just the right thing already in your stash.

Student Comments

Anon:

I learned lots of new things – an excellent class! Dena did an outstanding job. She provided great guidance which made it possible for me to complete a project that I was happy with. I learned so much from her, I plan to take all her classes.

Anon:

I certainly enjoyed the class and definitely learned new skills, as well as a new way of approaching my work. Definitely would take another class with Dena. She responded promptly and gave me lots of good information--above and beyond what was required by the class.

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