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with Wendy Butler Berns
Online Class

Art Quilting 101

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Explore the world of art quilting with artist Wendy Butler Berns and learn to design without using a pattern. You'll discover how to see your world through the eyes of an artist and communicate your vision through fiber. Walk through the process of selecting background materials and arranging your design pieces. Next, you'll use free-motion quilting to doodle with an unbelievable variety of thread options and create textural elements with yarn couching and bobbin drawing. Then, discover when to add a border and embellish with novelty finishing touches. Learn dozens of practical techniques, creative ideas and troubleshooting tips you can use in any quilting project!


  • intermediate
  • 9 episodes
  • 5h51m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction

1. Introduction

Meet your instructor, Wendy Butler Berns, as she introduces you to the fascinating world of creating art quilts with a combination of originality, spontaneity and inspiration.

2. Getting Started

2. Getting Started

Art quilts are about playing, combining colors, shapes and textures. Wendy will walk you through what you need to create your masterpiece, from selecting the background materials to applying fusible webbing to your design pieces. Then arrange, re-arrange and learn to play again on your quilt.

3. Thread Embellishments

3. Thread Embellishments

It's time to doodle; not just on paper, but also with thread and yarn. You will be introduced to free-motion quilting, the process of moving around your quilt with colorful and unique thread to bring out your creativity.