Learn to change your photos into quilt patterns…

| January 21, 2012

The holidays are behind us and the kids are back in school,
now is the time to treat yourself to an online class!

This class was developed because so many of you wanted to learn
the technique used to create super realistic portrait quilts.

The nice thing about this technique is you don’t have to know how to draw.
The computer does the work for you!

This is a sample video of what to expect in the class.
Three sets of videos are available (and you can watch any/all of them)
to accommodate your software.
Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, & the free software Gimp.

The image on the left is the original photo, at right is the quilt.

This is a 4 week online class –  work at your convenience!

 Videos to pause and work along, tips and extra software instruction,
recess, handouts, and homework.

Next class begins Feb. 11, 2012

We’ve saved a seat in class just for you!

More information begins at:

Registration is now open!

What’s this?

| May 28, 2011


If you’ve seen these images (if not, you will) and wondered what’s up…
sign up for the newsletter and I’ll explain in this issue!

It’s easy! The sign up only requires your email (so I can send the newsletter to you).

Newsletter comes out monthly and has some cool info within the pages.

Great gift for the quilter in your life!

| December 22, 2010

My next online quilt class begins Feb. 5, 2011. This is a class on how to make patterns from your own photographs for pictorial and portrait quilts. It is a 4 week class with lots of extras.

You can work in Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, or the free software Gimp. Watch all the screen capture “how to” videos for any or all of the three software packages. Pause them and try out the technique and work along or just watch them and work later.

Once you have taken the class you are always welcome to return to another class (no charge). A refresher course for free!

For more information go to www.chiseledincloth.com. Click on “online classes”. Registration is open!

New lecture & workshop announced!

| January 14, 2010

Those of you reading this probably already have a blog, but many of our fellow quilters are a bit timid when it comes to setting up a blog. It is in response to this need that I’ve developed a new lecture and workshop to reach those quilters wanting a little help in joining the blogging community.

This is a pic of the website page, “lectures“. When you visit the page, just click on the buttons on the images to watch the movies I’ve made to let you know a little bit about what to expect from the lecture.

Lectures are just the tip of the iceberg, and the true learning comes from the workshops. This pic is from the page “workshops“.

My thoughts from so many years of teaching college students:

Lectures provide teachers an opportunity to share.

Teachers provide students an opportunity to grow.

Students provide teachers an
opportunity to teach.

If you provide the
I’ll share.

Quilting Clip Art

| October 22, 2009

Are you a quilter looking for clip art for your patterns or for your website? I’m a busy quilt pattern designer as you may be, but I may be of some help with clip art. Here is a rotary cutter I’ve drawn and I’m using on my patterns. It was drawn in Adobe Illustrator, and as a vector graphic, you can enlarge or reduce it without fear it will look bitmapped.

rotarycutterIf you are interested in using the rotary cutter (without the background color) just post and I’ll send it to you. It’s FREE! Also, if you are in need of other quilting graphics please let me know. I’d like to form a list of generic quilting graphics we could all use for various quilting projects.

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