by Rachel Derstine
Learn to create compelling tree quilts with raw edge fused applique techniques and innovative use of textile paint, markers and stencils. Learn the importance of choosing a dynamic background fabric as well as how to add texture and foliage to trees and foreground.
Rachel Derstine is an award winning fiber artist and educator who believes in the potential of everyone to find their creative flow given the right tools and encouragement. You may see Rachel’s artwork at
Choosing great background fabric on which to place your trees. How to choose tree fabric which pairs well with your background fabric.
Fused applique techniques and how to finish off the edges to reflect the light source in your quilt.
Learn some creative ideas for how to quilt with easy free motion designs.
Use of textile paints, markers, and stencils to create texture on tree trunks and beautiful foreground foliage.
Add a sun or moon to your quilt and finish off the edges with either satin stitch or blanket stitch.
Learn to face the quilt rather than use a traditional binding.
You will be sent a Zoom link one week before class begins
You will be given 24/7 access to all the video clips used in the class and a class recording.
Current students enrolled in Artful Quilting and Sewing please check your email for a discount code.