Designing A Picture Quilt by Betsy Habich

Designing A Picture Quilt by Betsy Habich

Our Price: $68.00



THURSDAY, Oct. 25th, 2018: FULL DAY CLASS 9 AM to 12 PM and 2 PM to 5 PM

Starting with your own sharp photo of a pet, flower, or landscape, I'll teach you how to make a pattern for quilt that is uniquely yours.

Through discussion of each student's project, we'll touch on perspective, level of detail needed to communicate an image, what needs to be included in the pattern and what may be added later through fabric selection or with quilting, embroidery, pens, or paint.

At the end of the day, we will discuss how to use the pattern to make a quilt.

NOTE: Students who complete a pattern in this class may wish to take Betsy’s workshop "Piecing a Picture Quilt".

Supply List:

Please send me (betsy@betsyhabich.com) your photo before class!

- 8 1/2” x 11” sharp color photo of your subject (a pet, a flower, or landscape; this technique is not suitable for human faces).

- Color (easier to work with) or black and white (less expensive) copy of your photo enlarged to full size of quilt

- Pencil, sharpener, and eraser

- Two or more different color highlighters

- Ultra fine point Sharpie (brand and size are both important!)

- Freezer paper, enough to cover the surface of your enlarged photo

- Masking tape or blue painters’ tape.

- Straight edge (12”)


- light box

Kit fee ($5) covers:

- handouts

- tracing paper

- shared use of instructor’s light boxes

About the Instructor: Betsy Habich has had several of her picture-quilts juried into the IQA/Houston and AQS/Paducah Shows, the Machine Quilters Expo (MQX), and Quilters Gathering. Her work has been awarded yellow and red ribbons at the Vermont Quilt Festival, a blue ribbon in Color Compatibility at The Gathering, a Teachers Choice Award at MQX, as well as a 1st at the Northeast Quilt Festival. In addition, she has had several one-woman shows at local quilt shows, shops, and libraries. She is a self-confessed fabricaholic and cat person, though she has also been known to play with dogs!

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