Class #54

Awakening The Art Quilter Within

Wendy Butler Berns

August 9 - August 15

instructor imageThis class, which explores the ABCs of art quilts, is for new and returning students wishing to experiment with original design challenges by working spontaneously in an amazing and inspirational wooded setting.

With the use of fusing, rough-edge appliqué, embellishing, couching, collaging, free-motion machine embellishing and free-motion machine quilting techniques, you will create your own simple art quilts. You will study basic design concepts and experiment with techniques that add more texture to your work. Ample workshop and open studio time will be devoted to stitching and delving into the new techniques you’ll be learning, all with lots of individual support from Wendy. Come awaken the art quilter within!

For this class, you’ll need a darning foot for free-motion quilting that fits your machine, and you need to be familiar and comfortable with your machine and assure that it’s in good working order.

“The art quilt—a creative, joyous and spontaneous journey that touches the heart and soul through exploring texture, color and design in fabric. Our creations express our feelings and ideas through quilted images.” Wendy Butler Berns

A published, award-winning quilt artist and teacher who found her passion for quilting in 1993, Wendy Butler Berns has presented at guilds, retreats, conferences and online both nationally and internationally. Her work and articles have been in many quilt publications, including her own book, Photo Album Quilts, which features her Picture Image Machine Appliqué process. Wendy has been seen on The Quilt Show, Quilting Arts TV and Sewing With Nancy Zieman, and can be found teaching three online courses on Craftsy.

A supply list will be sent prior to class and is available online.
Wendy will contact students prior to class.
Note: Optional patterns and materials will be available for purchase during class for $10 to $20.

Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Supply List: Supply List PDF

Pricing (per person):
$1080 Dorm Room Package*
$1180 Two-Person Room Package*
$1770 Single-Person Room Package* (limited availability)
$635 Commuter Package** (limited availability)

*package includes tuition, lodging & 16 meals
**package includes tuition & 7 meals