Wendy Butler Berns
Craftsy Instructor

Wisconsin

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Wendy Butler Berns' original art quilts are noted for their bold use of color, unusual fabrics and unconventional techniques. Her work has appeared at regional, national and international juried shows, including the International Quilt Show in Houston and the American Quilter's Society show in Paducah, Ky. She received the Jewel Pearce Patterson scholarship for quilting teachers in 2009, and her articles have appeared in Quilting Arts, Quilters ... Read Full Bio »

Wendy's Craftsy Classes

Machine Quilting

Overcome your free-motion fears! Wendy guides you step by step through a simple machine quilting process, from setting up a workspace to sandwiching, pin basting and binding. As you practice, first on paper, then with your machine, you'll build confidence in your machine quilting skills. Wendy teaches you the stipple stitch, outlining and easy curves before moving on to more adventurous designs, including zigzagging, continuous vines and continuous stars. You’ll also learn to mark your quilt with homemade stencils and special marking tools or forgo marking all together!

$39.99

Pictorial Quilting Techniques

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.

$39.99

Art Quilting 101

Quilt without a pattern and explore the world of fiber art with author and teacher Wendy Butler Berns. You'll learn to see your world through the eyes of an artist, and communicate your vision through fiber. The author of Photo Album Quilts and a frequent exhibitor at shows around the country, Wendy Butler Berns has taught hundreds of quilters like you how to express feelings and ideas through the quilting process. You'll learn the essentials of design and bring them into your work, adding spontaneity and playfulness. You'll use free-motion quilting to doodle with an unbelievable variety of thread options, adding textural elements with techniques like yarn couching and bobbin drawing. And you'll learn dozens of practical techniques, creative ideas and troubleshooting tips you can use in any quilting project.

$29.99

Meet Wendy

What's New

announcement In the June/July 2014 issue of Quilter's Newsletter, I have a 4 page article on Machine Quilting... be sure to take a peek... there are numerous images and tips on threads and needles.. stitched with a home sewing machine. http://www.quiltandsewshop.com/product/Quilters-Newsletter-June-July-2014-Digital-Issue/New-to-Quilters-Newsletter?r=052014&utm_source=QASS_May20_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=052014_QASS_IssueAlert_QNJunJul
announcement Dec 28, 2013
SEE MY SKYPE INTERVIEW WITH ALEX ANDERSON ON THE QUILT SHOW DAILY BLOG FOR SEPTEMBER 24TH...I chat about how I quilted my quilt "Tessellating Wings"http://www.thequiltshow.com/os/blog.php/blog_id/5976
announcement Dec 28, 2013
CHECK OUT MY ZOOM QUILT ON THE QUILT SHOW BLOG..   http://www.thequiltshow.com/os/blog.php/blog_id/5870/archive_date/201308
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Upcoming Events

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May 23, 2014 - Aug 01, 2014
American Quilter Society Quilt Week, Charlotte, North Carolina July 30-August 2, 2014 MY WORKSHOPS... CHECK THEM OUT... Wednesday, July 30th 8:30-11:30 "Textured Tweety" Wednesday, July 30th 1pm-4pm "Terrific Texture with Collaging and Quilting" Wednesday, July 30th 6:00-8:00 pm "All Star Review-Successfully Stabilize your Embellishing Stitches" Thursday, July 31st 10 am-11 am Lecture "Capering with Creativity and our Quilts" Thursday, July 31st 1pm-4pm "Whimisical I Spy-Applique Wendy's Way" Friday, Augus 1st 8:30-4pm "Stitch to the Finish Line with Machine Quilting" Saturday, august 2nd 8:30-11:30 am "Unabashed Free Motion Quilting and Use of Tantalizing Threads http://aqsshows.com/Charlotte/

Wendy's Projects

Coneflower Medley
Wendy's Garden Sampler
Precious Paige's Baby Quilt
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