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Pictorial Quilting Techniques

with Wendy Butler Berns
Turn your treasured photos into fiber art. Create a pattern, choose a fabric palette and learn Wendy's easy machine appliqué method.

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 appliqué 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.

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Lesson 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.


Lesson 2. Working With Fabric


Lesson 3. Assembling The Quilt


Lesson 4. Heading to the Machine


Lesson 5. Different Finishing Techniques


Lesson 6. Human Form in Fabric


Lesson 7. Your Photos In Fabric


Lesson 8. Quilting Stories

"This is a wonderful course for anyone wanting to learn the process of pictorial quilting. Wendy does an excellent job at explaining the way she works through the process of creating, preparing for and completing a quilt. As a beginner to pictorial quilting, I appreciate how Wendy has shared her own techniques in the creation of these quilts. Her enthusiasm and love of pictorial quilting shows as she shares her special talent in each lesson in this course. I thoroughly enjoyed this course! GREAT JOB, WENDY!"
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