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Perspective in Quilting

  • Briefly: Learn perspective in quilting to create the illusion of depth in realistic to abstract art quilts Read more
  • Type: Workshop
  • Location: Online here on our website
    (requires an account to log in)
  • Tutor: Ruth Blanchet
  • Videos: 5
  • Finished size: Multiple Sizes
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Number of Lessons: 4
  • Tags: applique, applique design, art quilt, attic windows, designing, dimensional, garden, inspiration, landscape, mini landscape, online workshop, patchwork, quilt, Ruth Blanchet, scenic

  • Regular price $42.00 USD
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    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: Once purchased, you can access the class data any time, 24 hours a day and you get immediate access. (if you don't have an account we suggest you sign up for one prior to purchase)

    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
    • Needles
    • Thimble
    • Thread
    • 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

    Optional items:

    • 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)

    Fabric Options:

    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.

    Question: What does it mean by Duration of 10 or 14 weeks?
    Our standard duration for teacher help is 10 weeks. If you feel you need longer we have an option to select 14 weeks of teacher help. We find this is plenty of time for the student to be engaged. After the teacher time is ended you still have access to the class data and you also have access to extend your time at a later date (details are included in each class)
    Question: Is the workshop self-paced or do lessons open at certains times such as on a weekly schedule? 
    Workshops are self-paced. All lessons are available as soon as you access the class for the first time unless otherwise stated in the workshop description.
    Question: After I register for a workshop, how long can I access the class data (videos, text, images etc)
    Once purchased, you can access the class data at any time, 24 hours a day for as long as you need. On occasion, a teacher or workshop may retire, in this case we will give you fair warning so you can download the class data so you can still access the information.
    Question: Do I need to make an account?
    Yes, you need an account so you can log into the workshop. If you don't have an account we suggest you sign up for one prior to purchase. Workshops held at academyofquilting.com require an account on that website.
    Question: Can I ask the teacher questions?
    Yes, you can ask the teacher any questions relating to the workshop. Details on how to do this are provided in the course.
    Question: Where do I find the workshop I purchased?
    Sign into your account by clicking on the figure icon in the top right corner of this page. You will be directed to your workshop. Alternatively, click here to sign in.
    Question: Can I use PayPal to purchase a workshop?
    Yes, you can but we will need to send you an e-invoice as we no longer use PayPal. Please let us know which workshop you want when contacting us. There is a $2 transaction fee added per workshop.