Online Class

Painted Pictorial Quilts


Brushstroke by brushstroke, Annette Kennedy shows you how to use paint to bring your quilted landscapes to life with depth and richness.

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What You Get

  • 15 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Annette Kennedy
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Amazing painted quilts have been taking top prizes at regional and national shows. Paint brings a quilted landscape to life, but if you're afraid to take a brush to your art quilts, Annette Kennedy will remove the fear factor and walk you through fabric painting step by step. Annette uses two included projects to show you how to add visual depth to your own quilted images. In 15 beautiful HD video lessons, Annette teaches you how to choose, mix and adjust paint colors to get the perfect hue every time. You'll discover how to turn a photograph into a line drawing, select a palette of colorful fabric, and build a fused appliqué design. Finally, brushstroke by brushstroke, Annette teaches you the painting techniques that turn 2-D fabric shapes into rich and lifelike creations. Her step-by-step instruction will give you the confidence to use paint to make your own quilts stunning.

Embark on a creative adventure! Sign up today for Painting Pictorial Quilts and create your own prize-winning works of art.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
Meet your instructor, Annette Kennedy, a Colorado artist who translates her photographs into colorful painted pictorial quilts.
2. Creating Visual Depth
3. Supplies & Materials
4. Practicing Brush Strokes
5. Assembling the Calla Lily
6. Painting Leaves & Stems
7. Painting the Lily
8. Color
9. Depth & Dimension
10. Assembling the Canyon
11. Painting the Canyon
12. Painting Mountains
13. Painting the Foreground
14. Quilting & Finishing
15. Bonus: Sun Print Collage

Taught by

Annette Kennedy
Annette Kennedy
Annette Kennedy is a photographer, pattern maker, fiber artist, painter, traveler and teacher who combines all the things she loves in the medium of painted pictorial quilts. Although she has never had any formal art education, Annette has always loved to create. She learned to quilt as an adult, soon moving to original landscape and pictorial art quilts. As a military wife, she has lived in many places, using her camera, fabric and paint to capture the beauty she finds. Annette has exhibited at the International Quilt Association Show in Houston and a long list of regional and national shows. She lives in Longmont, Colo., with her husband Rick. View her gallery at
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