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with Wendy Butler Berns
Online Class

Pictorial Quilting Techniques

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Turn cherished photos into works of fiber art. Pictorial quilting is a perfect first step into the world of art quilting. Using Wendy's "Pretty as a Picture in Yellow" pattern (included free), you'll learn how to translate photos into line drawings, then find the perfect set of fabrics to use as your color palette. You'll create a pattern template with simple supplies like freezer paper, glue sticks and fusible interfacing. You'll learn how to machine applique your quilt design and use free-motion techniques to embellish your quilt with an unbelievable variety of thread options. Along the way, Wendy shares dozens of techniques and tips you can use in any quilting project. Sign up today for Art Quilting: Pictorial Techniques and get ready to share your quilting artistry and cherished memories with the people you love.


  • advanced
  • 8 episodes
  • 4h42m

Included in this Class

1. Course Introduction

1. Course Introduction

Meet Wendy Butler Berns as she introduces you to the world of creating pictures with fabric. See what will be taught in this lesson and how to use the Craftsy platform.

2. Working With Fabric

2. Working With Fabric

Auditioning your fabrics is not just about seeing what goes together. Learn how to incorporate scale and color values to create a sense of depth and perspective in your quilt. Then start assembling the fabrics for the yellow coneflower project.

3. Assembling The Quilt

3. Assembling The Quilt

Learn how to create a master image map to plot out your colors and fabrics. Then move your pattern from paper to fabric with the help of freezer paper. Decide whether to use glue basting or raw-edge basting to assemble your quilt.