Number of Lessons: 4
Price: US$ 60.00
Tutor: Marilyn Belford
Start Date: To Be advised
Weeks Open: 13.5
Note: Each Part of this two-part class is 3 months long.
Montage Quilting Part One - Design: US$ 60.00
Montage Quilting Part Two - Fabric Application: US$60.00
You will learn how to combine in a single composition using pictorial elements from various sources, as parts of different photographs or fragments of printing, either to give the illusion that the elements belonged together originally or to allow each element to retain its separate identity as a means of adding interest or meaning to the composition. Pick the theme, gather resource elements and put it all together to create your unique art quilt pattern with the guidance of Marilyn's expertise.
There are two parts to this workshop, both full of detailed instruction and guidance. The first part involves designing and drawing a detailed pattern of your own theme using vector based and rastor based programs. The course goes for three months in which time you will have your pattern ready to begin the second part. Part two is all about putting your design into fabric, from enlarging the design to making templates and transferring your design into fabric and stitching. By the end of this two part course, you will have your own unique art quilt.
For these lessons you will need a computer with a vector (line) and raster (bitmap) program installed. A raster image is made of up pixels, each a different color, arranged to display an image.
A vector image is made up of paths, each with a mathematical formula (vector) that tells the path how it is shaped and what color it is bordered with or filled by.
A raster image (bitmap) is made of up pixels, each a different color, arranged to display an image.
In this class, Marilyn uses CorelDRAW graphics suite. If you do not have this software, there are several good FREE downloads for programs available on the Internet that can be used to successfully take this class. It is recommended, however, that you do have some knowledge of how to use them prior to class starting. If you have no prior experience it is recommended that you join "Free Software for Quilters" which teaches you the basics of Inkscape and GIMP.
Vector image and Raster image Software for download:
XARA ATREME: Xara.com
Visit http://www.freevector.com/news/free-design-programs/ for descriptions of 12 free drawing (vector) programs.
Here are nine others: http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/vectorbased/tp/advillustration.htm
Of these last ones, I do not know which are free.