My online quilt class Structured Fabrics: Checks, Plaids and Stripes is now open for registration at Academy of Quilting.
This class is based on an art quilt I was commissioned to make for the Rockefeller Foundation Offices in Nairobi. I designed the quilt, called "Conversation Piece," to fit into a quiet little corner of the office, a great place to meet and chat about work, new ideas, latest developments and other business that did not have to involve the entire office staff.
Detail photos of the quilt show the embellishments I added, as well as the heavy texture of the finished work.
Because the quilt would have a table and two chairs sitting in front of it, it was necessary to create a focal area above that level, at just about the line of sight. The lower half of the quilt, mostly hidden from immediate view, could be a more homogenous overall pattern.
To make this design, and others that followed on along the same lines of thinking about design, I built the quilt sections from multiple layers of fabrics, which ultimately took the form of checks, plaids and stripes. From this effort, my online quilt class Structured Fabrics was born.
Learn how to build your own Structured Fabrics quilts from scratch. In the class, I teach you how to develop original designs for art quilts, soft furnishings and even apparel, all made from these wonderful constructions. Together, we have a great time and you make a wonderful Structured Fabrics quilt!