I love hearing from you! And I especially enjoy seeing projects you’ve completed in one of my online workshops or free tutorials. Today I’m featuring 2 artists who have completed projects from my classes.
Susan said, ” I loved every stitch. Thank you so much for sharing your expertise. Your videos were so informative and easy to follow.”
And I thank you Susan for taking the class. You did an amazing job! Wow!
Last summer I taught virtual classes at Quilter’s Affair in Sisters Oregon. (This year I’m teaching live!) And I’m happy to report that Ruth C has completed her project from the Hand of Fortune class. Her stitching is terrific and I love the rickrack finishing the edge.
Ruth says she is “very pleased with how it turned out!” and also “inspired to continue creating more art in this way.” And I’d have to agree with her mentioning that “this type of slower work has been helpful getting through the lockdowns and isolation.” Thank you Ruth for sharing your artwork with us!
Once in a while I need a break from this crazy world. So I keep a sketch book and doodle in it. Doodling is a great way to let the creative side of your brain refresh itself. It’s also a way to work out new quilt designs and use up all that paper you have.
In my new online class,Fused Art Quilts: Zen Doodle Quilts, I’ll show you my method of converting sketches or doodles into an art quilt. I’ll guide you through the doodling, pattern making, fusing, stitching, and binding processes. So from start to finish, you’ll be making an original piece of artwork.
I know the idea of drawing or sketching is scary for some of us. But in this class we keep everything simple. Cause once in a while you need a break from this crazy world!
Here’s what I like about creating fused art quilts: it’s easy. And having an impatient nature, the fine art of fusing lets me get right to the design process without worrying about seam allowances. Not that I don’t make a few pieced quilts with bad seam allowances. But when it comes to making a wall quilt, fusing is the method for me.
So I’ve come up with a method of making patterns from my doodles or sketches that lets me get right to the making of the artwork.
In my new online class, Zen Doodle Art Quilts, I’ll show how easy it is to make artwork with fusing techniques. Sure, we’ll adhere to the Rules of Fusing from the Chicago School of Fusing (where I am Dean of Corrections). But you’ll also enjoy the freedom of creating our own artwork.