iquilt Learning Path: Elements of Art in Quilting

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Explore and play as you learn how to integrate art concepts into your quilting projects. Let our world-class instructors introduce you to a variety of art techniques with the iquilt Learning Path: Elements of Art in Quilting.

Follow our curated journey to learn the basics. From color theory concepts to portraits these iquilt instructors will be with you every step of the way.

Elements of Art in Quilting

Begin by developing your own sense of color with Katie Pasquini Masopust. Value and classic color schemes are explained along with types of composition. Practice exercises to apply what is being presented help you master the concepts.

Watch an overview of Katie’s class…


Lessons include:

  • Making a Color Wheel
  • Value
  • Classic Color Schemes
  • Composition
  • Color Schemes from Nature
  • Transparencies

Next, Gwen Marston shows how to make strippy quilts while learning about color and scale. She also explore composition with many traditional designs that can be transformed into more modern blocks with simple changes.

Watch an overview of Gwen’s class…

Lessons include:

  • Traditional Squares and Triangles
  • Re-Cut Blocks
  • Traditional Blocks, Slightly Liberated
  • Liberated Triangles
  • Strippy Quilts
  • String Quilts

Click here to visit the Abstract quilts in Solids class.

Professional fiber artist Karen Linduska invites you to create this art piece as you discover features on your sewing machine as you make the background, tree trunk, flowers, ferns, and petals. Learn techniques for surface design and finish the piece by framing it, making it a pillow, or putting it on a tote or jacket.

Watch an overview of Karen’s class…

Lessons include:

  • Using Your Machine Efficiently
  • Tree Trunk
  • Flowers and Ferns
  • Surface Design: The Fun Part
  • Leaves
  • Twisted Gathered Yarn & Finishing

Click here to visit the Decorative Stitching: Mini Landscape class.

Turn photographs into quilted portrait masterpieces with instructor Teri Henderson Tope. Using nearly all straight lines, create a work of art to give as a gift or to keep as a special memory quilt. Learn how to add highlights and curves with ease.

Watch an overview of XXX’s class…

Lessons include:

  • Choosing & Prepping Your Photo
  • Hooping & Stitching Practice
  • Getting Started with Your Photo
  • Highlights: Eye, Mouth & Nose
  • Hard Lines – Clothing
  • Curved Lines – Hands
  • Adding Definition
  • Assembling & Quilting
  • Adding Borders
  • Show & Tell

Click here to visit the Thread Portraits class.

Wrap up your art adventure with the Renegade Thread Play class with Melinda Bula. Learn about her fun and easy way to sketch and blend colors with thread to create shading and highlights. The end result is a wonderfully layered look that gives amazing depth to your quilting.

Watch an overview of Melinda’s class…

Lessons include:

  • Getting Ready for Renegade Thread Play
  • Basics of Renegade Thread Play
  • Movement
  • Detail and Dimension
  • Seed & Echo Stitches
  • Finishing

Click here to visit the Renegade Thread Play class.

Click here to download a handy worksheet to help you track your progress through these classes.

 

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