Perspective in Quilting
Perspective in Quilting is a four-lesson workshop exploring the various forms of perspective for use in art quilts from realistic to abstract images. The use of texture, color, line, and optical illusions to create depth in the quilt is the main feature of the class which also includes some options for displaying the final art quilt. One-on-one help from the instructor to design your own original quilt will be available throughout the class sessions.
The workshop is rated intermediate level for quilters and beginner level in perspective drawing. It is written by Anita Eaton and taught by Ruth Blanchet.
This is an intermediate class for students who wish to expand their knowledge of perspective for art quilting. Sewing and quilting knowledge is needed to make the most of this class. Students will be able to do several projects to increase their understanding of perspective and will learn techniques to use in their quilt projects. Students are encouraged to work on a quilt of their own design.
Note: Amounts of fabric, batting, interfacing, and thread will vary depending on the size you wish to make your project.
- Paper, pencil, eraser, ruler, yardstick,
- Batting, Timtex™, or buckram (will depend on how heavy the attachments to the quilt are)
- Lightweight interfacing
- Sewing Machine, optional (can work by hand)
- Whatever tools you would use for the methods you choose
Basically, you should have what you need if you have been quilting for a period of time
- Embroidery thread, yarns, and fibers
- Colored pencils
- Fabric markers, inks, paints, or crayons
- Transfer web
- Fabric glue
- Clear plastic (can be as simple as Saran Wrap™, or other clear food wraps)
A variety of fabrics can be used from your stash, we need light to dark ranges, low and high contrasts. Batiks, hand-dyed, and tonal fabrics can work well for many areas, landscape fabrics, and many kinds of prints will also work.
Special fabrics may be used for sparkle, or texture assuming these quilts are not going to be used and washed. Also, fibers of various sorts may be used to create texture or line. For the purposes of the class, Anita will be creating samples mostly in cotton fabrics.
A number of ways of attaching one fabric to another are available, and which you choose to use as you make your quilts will be entirely up to you. I will be happy to make suggestions and answer any questions.
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