This class will help take the fear out of design. Using your own nature photo, you’ll learn how to interpret it in fabric.
Part One focuses on design only, and is appropriate for artists working in any medium. It includes multiple exercises which will give you the skills and confidence you need to design your own quilt. Some of the things you'll be learning include:
- Identifying and placing a focal point.
- How cropping can help a composition.
- Interpreting a photo loosely
At the end of Part One, you'll have at least one quilt sketched.
If you desire, you may continue into Part Two, in which you'll receive highly personalized advice from Ellen about the actual composition and construciton of your quilt. You will learn a raw edge collage technique which will ensure maximum flexibility and speedy results. Some of the things you'll be learning include:
- Working with raw edge fabric collage.
- Getting fabric to do the work.
- No artistic skills are needed, but artistic courage is required.
- Wonderful examples of Student's Results
- See some of Ellen's nature quilts, along with the photos that inspired them
- Wondering if this class is a good fit for you and your sewing
Class Requirements, below.
- Find out about the e-Learning
experience: technical issues, privacy, and much more at
June 26, 2015
Part One Classroom (enrollment required)
Part Two Classroom (enrollment required)
Ellen's starting photo
Cosmo Cotillion, the resulting quilt.
Your quilt will be entirely different, since
with your own photo.