Collage is a quick and simple way to create art quilts with lots of freedom. Freedom to change your mind and play!
The word “collage” comes from the French, “to glue” which is exactly how this technique begins. In this class you will learn the importance of composition, fabric selection and stitch design and how they all come together to make an attractive, finished art quilt.
Art quilter and author, Heather Thomas, will introduce you to the idea of using non traditional fabrics as she guides you through your fabric selection. Then she will discuss various types of iron-on adhesives to use as the “glue” in your collage. Next, while playing with composition, she will teach you all about using your selected fabrics to create contrasts, focal points and visual interest. Then she will help you understand how to choose machine quilting designs and varying stitch densities to bring out the best in your art piece while pushing back negative space. Finally, she will guide you through squaring up your quilt and provide you with several options for finishing the edges of your work.
If you’re looking for a new, looser, more intuitive ways of creating, then take this class with Heather and give the art of collage a try.
NOTE: You’ll receive this Class video instruction in two forms: As on-demand streaming video (in your NQC Account); and as a physical DVD, mailed to you.