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Create abstract watercolor paintings using eight different painting techniques with Katie Pasquini Masopust. Combine these techniques and multiply the fun. Play with bubbles, cups, rubber cement, masking fluid, air, gravity, stamps, and ink to produce a collection of colorful paintings. Then, choose one favorite and crop it to find the most dynamic part. Katie shows how to enlarge the area, make templates, and turn that watercolor creation into a fabulous art quilt. Learn how to choose and place the fabrics, building from the top down, until you have a quilt that looks like a watercolor painting! The best part? No painting experience is needed, so jump in and turn yourself into a painter and art quilter—all in one exciting class! For your convenience, this class can be purchased for online viewing or purchased on DVD.

Course Curriculum

From Watercolor to Quilt by Katie Pasquini Masopust - 1hr 45min
Lesson 1. Class Introduction 0 Hours 6 Minutes00:06
Lesson 2. Tools, Colors, and Marks 0 Hours 8 Minutes00:08
Lesson 3. Bubbles & Cups 0 Hours 7 Minutes00:07
Lesson 4. Resist 0 Hours 10 Minutes00:10
Lesson 5. Air & Gravity 0 Hours 7 Minutes00:07
Lesson 6. Stamps, Ink, and Combining Techniques 0 Hours 18 Minutes00:18
Lesson 7. Cropping & Enlarging 0 Hours 10 Minutes00:10
Lesson 8. Choosing Fabrics & Turning Edges 0 Hours 27 Minutes00:27
Lesson 9. Finishing & Quilting 0 Hours 9 Minutes00:09

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Fabric:

  • Note: Fabric, batting, backing, and binding will vary depending on the size of the quilt being made.
  • A selection of fabrics in your chosen color scheme.
  • A selection of fabrics that have a mixing of the colors in your color scheme. Batiks, hand-dyes, and mottled fabrics work best.
  • White
  • Batting
  • Backing
  • Binding

Thread:

  • Monofilament thread
  • Neutral color bobbin thread

Sewing Feet:

  • Darning foot or free-motion foot
  • ¼" foot

Marking Supplies:

  • Black drawing ink
  • Fineline™ Masquepen
  • Pigma® pen, size 01

Painting Supplies:

  • (6) Cardboard or foam core boards, 11" x 15". Katie uses the cardboard backs of her large drawing or watercolor pads.
  • Cakes or tubes of watercolor paint in your chosen color scheme. Katie prefers tubes of paint.
  • Plastic palette or plastic plate
  • (3) Watercolor pads, 9" x 12", 140 lb. or more
  • (3) Watercolor brushes, flat ¾", flat ½", and a fine, round brush

Adhesives:

  • (2) Rolls masking tape, 1" beige
  • Rubber cement
  • Spray adhesive

Other Supplies:

  • Fabric pencils
  • Foam core board large enough for design wall
  • Frosted acetate
  • Liquid bubbles with wand
  • Poster board
  • Proportional Scale
  • Precut picture mat
  • Sulky® Totally Stable™ Iron-On, Tear-Away Stabilizer
  • Stiletto
  1. What is the best part of this class?
    Katie. She makes you know that you can do things you may have been skittish to try. She communicates her techniques clearly and is encouraging. The art technique lessons in this class are short and sweet, so you have painting projects completed in a flash and are ready to concentrate on creating your art quilt. The next thing you know, you are immersed in becoming an art quilter! This is a great technique to do if you are a new quilter and a totally fun diversion if you are an experienced quilter.
  2. Would this be a good technique to do with my quilting friends?
    Doing this with a group of friends would be a blast! You would need a room that could accommodate some painting adventures and room for each person to spread out their work. It would be marvelous to see everyone’s creations. We’d love to post the end products on our website, so be sure to send them in so we can enjoy them too!
  3. If I am not a painter, will I be able to do a project using her methods?
    Oh! The things we say to ourselves! Leave all the thoughts about what you feel you can’t do by the wayside and enjoy yourself in this class. Katie shows all kinds of painting that you can do—and then shows you how to make a beautiful art quilt as a result. So, at the end of the process, you’re both a painter and an art quilter!
  4. What if I have questions?
    We recommend that you watch the class in its entirety and become familiar with the downloadable materials. At that point, if something is unclear, go to the tab that allows you to ask a question and Katie will get back with you via email. Please do not contact iquilt instructors by telephone.
  5. When can I start the class?
    We know you are excited to get started. After you have purchased the class, you can enjoy it anywhere and anytime you have the Internet. The class belongs to you, so watch it as many times as you like!

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  1. Kathy Schattleitner

    :

    Excellent class. I was intimidated at the thought of water color painting but I had so much fun and have some good cropped pieces for future quilts. Instructions were really clear and I look forward to another class with Katie PM.
  2. Christine Barker

    :

    This class covers a wealth of material. Students learn the manageable progression of making an original quilt from simple art experimentation. The basics of design are mentioned almost as an aside as the process is explored. This class does not end with the final completed project but opens doors to countless variations on a theme and can even be used as a springboard to further personal expe

    rimentation and the making of art quilts.
  3. Marie Butler

    :

    Great class for the abstract enthusiast or quilters interested in learning the how-to's. Katie is great!

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