Design Your Own Nature Quilt – Online Class

This class will help take the fear out of design. Using your own nature photo, you’ll learn how to interpret it in fabric.

Part One focuses on design only, and is appropriate for artists working in any medium. It includes multiple exercises which will give you the skills and confidence you need to design your own quilt. Some of the things you’ll be learning include:

Identifying and placing a focal point.
How cropping can help a composition.
Interpreting a photo loosely.

At the end of Part One, you’ll have at least one quilt sketched.

If you desire, you may continue into Part Two, in which you’ll receive highly personalized advice from Ellen about the actual composition and construction of your quilt. You will learn a raw edge collage technique which will ensure maximum flexibility and speedy results. Some of the things you’ll be learning include:

Working with raw edge fabric collage.
Getting fabric to do the work.

– No artistic skills are needed, but artistic courage is required.

Learn more by clicking on the teal links, below.
– Wonderful examples of Student’s Results
Supply List
–  Read Class Requirements, below.

Part One $35, 3 Lessons 
July 7, 2017 (4 weeks)

Inspiration photo for Ellen Lindner's "Cosmo Cotillion."
Ellen's starting photo
out art and design at
Cosmo Cotillion, the resulting quilt. Your quilt will be entirely different, since you'll start with your own photo

Purchase & Enrollment Information: 
* Payments are processed through PayPal. If you prefer a direct payment to Ellen, you can email her.
* Your privacy is greatly respected!

Part Two (Optional:) 4 weeks of personalized online assistance from Ellen, $40, immediately following Part One.
(Part Two is only available to students who’ve completed Part One.)

Class Requirements, Part One:

No sewing or artistic skills are required, but artistic courage is!
Computer software- In order to access class lessons, students need the free downloadable software Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download it.
Digital photo skills – Students are expected to post images of their inspiration photos and sketches online. This process is very easy, but students must be able to take digital photos, store them, and locate them. No manipulation of images is needed.

Class Requirements, Part Two:

Part One requirements
Sewing skills – Students must be able to machine quilt their projects. Experience with either free motion quilting, or using a walking foot is required. (Note: Although Ellen will give pointers about your quilting design, the mechanics of machine quilting will not be covered in this class.)

Class Schedule:

All classes start on a Friday. The first lesson will be posted by noon on that day, Eastern time. Each subsequent lesson will be posted on the following Fridays. Once posted, all lessons remain accessible until the end of class, two weeks afer the last lesson has been posted.