I have been keeping this under wraps but it has finally been announced. I will be teaching an online class at joggles.com. If you haven't discovered this site you are in for a treat. They carry many supplies for art quilting and much more. I am so excited to be sharing my techniques for 'Creating Realistic Landscape Quilts' and hope you can join me in this class. Online classes are a great way to expand your quilting skills in the comfort of your own home and on your schedule.
The main class project that I will be covering is the construction of this quilt that I featured in a previous post.
I will also be dedicating most of a lesson on creating trees since they are such an important part of landscape quilts.
Here is the complete class description:
Class Description: Have you ever admired a beautiful landscape quilt and wondered how it was created? How would you like to learn to create your own realistic landscape quilts that capture the beauty of nature in fabric? In this five-lesson class you will learn the process from design considerations, fabric selection, creating the illusion of depth, construction to finishing. I will take you through the steps with in depth instruction and detailed examples that will build your confidence and skills. At the end of this class you will have created your own beautiful landscape quilt. Here is a brief description of what we will cover each week.
Lesson 1- We will start out by exploring sources of inspiration, design considerations and fabric selection. We will discover methods for creating our design and choosing sky and water fabric that work together.
Lesson 2- You will learn the construction process, sew the water and sky together, create the illusion of depth by adding distant hills and add reflections to the water. We will also discuss how tulle and organza overlays can change the color or add additional interest to your quilt.
Lesson 3 - This week we will select a foreground for our class project and a take detailed look at creating trees which are always a main focus in successful landscapes. We will use fabric markers and colored pencils to add details to our trees. You will then have the opportunity to create a small landscape with a tree as the main focal point to practice your new skills.
Lesson 4 - Back to our main project with the focus on creating the foreground elements in our quilt. We will learn about selecting the appropriate scale for our objects and will add a path, trees and flowers. We will get out the fabric markers and colored pencils again to put some finishing touches on our quilt.
Lesson 5 - In this lesson we will explore quilting options for landscape quilts. We will also discuss borders, facings, framing and binding options.
Here is the link for more information and class sign-up: class info.