Landscapes from a quilter's perspective

Schedule an Art Quilting Presentation or Class today

Insightful lessons from an award-winning landscape quilter:


A one-to-two hour lively, informative talk including a five-to-eight-piece trunk show and 15-30 minute question-and-answer session with Barb sharing innovative techniques and tools that will inspire participants to create their own art quilt.

Landscape Quilting Made Simple

Learn step-by-step how to translate a scenic photo into a landscape quilt.

Begin to “think like a painter” as Barb shares how to choose a natural palette and develop depth in a landscape quilt by using the seven-step value scale.

Under African Skies

History and inspiration merge as Barb reveals the influence of early African-American designs on the American art of patchwork quilting. Barb shares the art of storytelling from Harriet Powers to the infamous Gee’s Bend quilters. Learn the technique of spontaneous piecing as you embrace ethnic motifs and palettes in your own work.

“Think like a painter, Create with cloth”
“Think like a painter, Create with cloth”


An informative lecture is followed by a four-to-six hour, hands-on class with personal step-by-step instructions on how to use Barb’s favorite methods to complete an art quilt. Participants will receive help with design composition, fabric selection using a value scale, and learn useful appliqué and embellishment techniques. A take-home packet includes a comprehensive class outline, bibliography and a list of Barb’s favorite supplies.

Impressions along the Trail

  • Fusible Landscapes for Beginners

  • A four-hour class limited to 12 students

  • Learn quick and easy techniques as you create a small landscape quilt of scenic Arizona from one of Barb‘s original compositions. This class is perfect for the novice or experienced quilter to begin the journey into landscape quilting!

Impressions in Cloth

  • Landscapes from a Quilter’s Perspective

  • A six-hour workshop limited to 15 students

  • Turn your photo into a fabulous landscape quilt with step-by-step instruction from this award –winning quilter. First learn how to design an interesting composition from your inspiration, then chose just the right colors and values to achieve depth. Barb shares her secrets to using fusible web appliqué. Use free-style or freezer paper pattern methods to create a landscape from a quilter’s perspective. Barb demonstrates just how easy free-motion stitching can be!

Thread Play -Made Simple

  • A three-hour class limited to 15 students

  • Learn to create dimensional plants, and animals with thread... just thread. Embellish your fiber art with Texture. See how easy it is to make trees, flowers, leaves and even cactus with a few basic free-motion techniques. and a little fabric.. A must-have class for landscape quilters. Hands-on instruction for each student.

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