"Online quilting classes - creativity is already within you, let us help you express it."

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Learn basic art principles you can apply to fabric compositions. Price: US$ 40.00 Read more...
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Abstract Art for Quiltmakers

Highlight: This class is stuffed with exercises for designing many different kinds of abstract quilts… plus a great introduction to the wonderful abstract paintings of female painters so often overlooked.  You will end up with enough designs for a whole year of quiltmaking!

Have you ever wanted to be an abstract artist? Let’s explore twentieth and twenty-first century abstract art to gain an understanding of the design processes and the artist’s intentions that lie beneath the work. In this workshop, Elizabeth will show you how to make many different abstract designs suitable for quilts. In evaluating the designs for strengths and weaknesses, you will put design principles to good use and thus gain a deeper practical understanding of them. Elizabeth's aim is to show you how to apply the knowledge that artists have gained over the centuries to art quilts with solid, practical examples. She will also explain how to use value and color to make your quilts exciting and dynamic. All levels are welcome - designs can be simple or complex - though some sewing experience will be very helpful.

What Students are saying about our online classes

"I'm doing this class on making a book cover. If this is an indication of the instructions, I'm sure I will be very happy at Academy of Quilting. The instructions are awesome and thorough. I love lots of pictures and you have added a lot. Look forward to attending other classes."


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Have you ever experienced an online quilt class?

We have an online quilt class open for registration and available to you For Free. We want you to experience what it is like to take an online quilt class with us. We provide detailed instructions with photos and video backup to make learning a success. We also offer a classroom forum where we answer any questions you may have about the project or quilting instructions. It is also an area where you will find many other students sharing the same love for quilting. For more details >>

Our Free online class gives you instructions on how to make a useful book cover or tablet cover that you can use for yourself or give away as a gift. Optional features are included like a tab closure or inside pocket for a gift card (a great way to make your gift extra special). This is ideal for Christmas or anytime you need a gift. You can make many, in no time at all. Get a number of templates, learn various types of fusible web applique including blanket stitch and free-motion, have plenty of fun creating.

So come and join us now by registering with us. Remember it's Free

In the Academy of Quilting you will receive:

  • Detailed instructions enhanced with photographs and videos
  • Online presentation of your work along with other students work (optional)
  • A Forum to ask and discuss your questions and learn from questions other students ask
  • The opportunity to meet other students from around the world
  • Classes that are competitively priced and unsurpassed in quality and detail
  • Guaranteed satisfaction or retake the class free of charge when class is rescheduled
  • One password for all classes - No need to remember multiple passwords, you will have your very own password to access all your registered classes
  • Your own Academy space with a list of classes you are registered for, a count down to start date before opening and an update of which lesson the class is currently on.