What a fun, creative, beginner-friendly, out-of-the-box class. You didn't need to have any quilting skills besides basic knowledge of how to do freehand machine quilting on your home sewing machine, nor do you need to be a recognized artist. You discovered the “artist within” as you played with the fabrics of your choice to create a small (about 2’ by 3’) collage wall quilt.
Subject matter was a landscape, a still life, or even a fantasy scene… whatever moves you to want to create it in fabric. We started with a photo of our chosen scene for inspiration and beyond that your own imagination is the limit.
Basic technique is raw-edge fabric collage, where cut or torn pieces of fabric (and/or other materials) are layered and freely arranged to create as much or as little detail in your piece as you see fit. Nothing is pinned or sewn until you are happy with your design, so the stakes are low and the composition can be changed infinitely. There are no patterns, no directions, and no rules.