Pictorial Art Quilt Guidebook Class Plan

by Leni Levenson Wiener

The Explorers

Class Description
Learn how to turn any photo into a fabric work of art.
– great for any skill level
– learn raw edge machine applique techniques
– students can finish their art quilt by the end of the class
– once you know the techniques, you can turn any of your photos into art quilts.

Class Length
8 hours

Class Supply List

  • Required text: Pictorial Art Quilt Guidebook by Leni Levenson Wiener
  • Assortment of fabrics (fat quarters are fine)
  • Neutral bobbin thread
  • Clear and smoke monofilament thread
  • Small fabric scissors
  • Straight pins
  • Freezer paper
  • Mechanical pencil
  • Batting (optional)
  • Backing fabric—cotton if using batting, cotton canvas if no batting is being used

TIP—fabric packs can be put together before hand for each student.
Students will also benefit by having a reducing glass

Classroom Preparation
Print a copy of the pattern at the back of the book for each student. Every student will need a sewing machine with a darning foot; workroom should include at least one lightbox and at least one iron plus ample work table space for each student.

Class Agenda
Follow step by step through section two of Pictorial Art Quilt Guidebook to complete an art quilt of "The Explorers" pictured on page 47.