Mixed-Media Art Quilts (Video Download)

Join frequent Quilting Arts contributor and author Beryl Taylor, with special guest Pokey Bolton, to explore Beryl’s approach to her latest series of mixed-media art quilts.
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The common thread in these pieces is the overall design, which features reverse appliqué in a machine-stitched circular pattern. In typical Beryl fashion, however, this is just the start. Of course, the fabric selection must be considered, hand stitching and additional fabric (and paper) elements can be added, and a variety of mixed-media techniques may be included. As Beryl and Pokey work step-by step through re-creating each element, you’ll learn Beryl’s tips for designing, her approaches to machine and hand stitching, how she goes about incorporating the cutaway elements back into her pieces, and her strategies for applying mixed media to the surface (this includes applying gesso with a brayer, rubber stamping, and applying modeling paste through a stencil). Get ready to experiment with Beryl’s tips and techniques and create your own series of mixed-media art quilts.

  • Assorted silk and/or cotton fabrics (at least 5 fabrics, in varying designs)
  • Background fabric (cotton)
  • Felt for backing
  • Scissors (1 pair for cutting fabric, 1 pair of fine-tipped, sharp embroidery scissors)
  • Sewing machine with free-motion capabilities
  • Polyester thread
  • DMC® embroidery thread
  • Hand-embroidery needles
  • Shiva® Artist’s Paintstiks®
  • Watercolor paper
  • Watercolor paints
  • Circular paper punch
  • Paintbrushes
  • Flower rubber stamp
  • Gold metallic machine sewing thread
  • Metallic needle, size 90
  • Gesso
  • Brayer
  • Large text rubber stamp
  • Acrylic paint, black and gold
  • Stencil
  • Modeling paste
  • Spatula
  • Gold “rub-ons”
  • Glitter glue
  • Silver fabric paint

SKU: EP2236

Author/Speaker/Editor: Beryl Taylor

Format: Standard Definition Video

Customer Reviews

Suits me fine Review by Gail

I'm a novice and love this video. She shows how to make quilted art pieces that look like the work on the cover. Would never have figured this out for myself. There are other examples in the video, including one in neutrals, in case you prefer quieter color schemes.

(Posted on 10/5/13)

mixed Media Art Quilts with Beryl Taylor Review by Joy Cj Simon

I agree with first reviewer. Not really that informative. I find Pokey as a distraction, and was really not necessary in the workshop.

(Posted on 4/16/11)

Not bad, but not great either Review by Todd Peckham

Sometimes the product descriptions of these video workshops suggest that you will learn a lot more than you actually do. Again, this is a workshop where the viewer learns to make just one kind of quilt, really. There is a bit about various techniques that can be used in any art quilt, but no real discussion of variables to consider when using across different projects. Next time, I would also suggest just having the instructor in the video. The other person didn't add anything of value.

(Posted on 12/28/10)