by Rachel Derstine
(Students Enrolled in Artful Quilting and former students of previous Virtual Live Zoom Classes – please check your email for a discount code.)
Learn to create a quilt in this lively design full of color, movement and texture. We will create a background using curved piecing then use it as a canvas on which to add more design elements. Applique of organza circles and couching of yarns will add depth and movement. Screen printing with paint will also be an optional part of the class.
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 color and texture combinations for this quilt and how to arrange them for the desired size.
How to do curved piecing. We do this to create movement in your piece. Watch how they magically lay flat when you cut them out correctly and press.
Learn some great ideas for how to quilt with easy free motion designs.
Cut out and stitch organza circles to the surface of your quilt. Single and double needle stitch will be demonstrated. Learn how to keep it a circle and how not to let it turn into an “egg”.
Learn to couch yarn to the surface of your quilt. This is wonderful way to add definition to your circles and also to add movement across the quilt.
Watch a demonstration of screen printing with paint to add leaves, snowflakes or other geometric designs to your quilt. (This is an optional portion to the class. Everyone may watch the demo – but you may choose not to purchase the added supplies or to create this feature.)
Learn to face the quilt rather than use a traditional binding.
You will be given the Zoom Link one week before class begins.
You will be given 24/7 access to all the video clips and class recordings.
Just to clarify: Class Kit is available for $38 – $8 of that is shipping cost.
“What a wonderful class! I learned so much and am eager to take my art quilts to the next level, thanks to you, Rachel.” – Lynne
“Rachel, It was a great class! I really appreciated being in class with other quilters! It was motivating and fun! Thank you so much! ” -Elizabeth
“Rachel, I really enjoyed being in your class. I learned a lot about making art and resources for projects. It was fun seeing everyone’s work. Thank you.” -Chari
“This class is filled with so much information! I feel like I need more than 2 weeks to process, practice, and make the techniques my own. Thank you Rachel for all of the efforts you have put into your class and the videos to help reinforce the new approaches for my quilting. You have helped me step out of my box:)” – Barbara
“I enjoyed not having to pack up my machine and supplies. Easy access to my quilting studio. No worry of the weather for this time of year. Not wearing a mask! And great instruction with repeat access to videos. Your work is inspirational!” – Valletta
“Being able to ask questions was very helpful, as well as having others asking questions which helps all of us. I loved being able to see what the other ladies had done, all very inspiring. You are a wonderful tutor helping all of us achieve a different piece of work, that I think we can all be proud of.” – Ann
Current students enrolled in Artful Quilting and Sewing please check your email for a discount code.