Turn your favorite photos into fabric art pieces

Fiber artist Vicki Conley has been making art quilts since 2007 and is known for her National Park Art Quilts, inspired by the beautiful sights of her travels. By showing you how she made Glacier Bay, Vicki demonstrates the process of simplifying and combining photos into a workable design. As the course name implies, you'll learn how easy it is to take your own photographs and make paper piecing patterns for countless projects. 

In the first part, Vicki shows you how to select specific photographic elements for your quilt design, whether you work with one photo or a collection. She walks you through enlarging and printing your pattern and teaches you how to cut and piece the quilt stabilizer. Next, you'll learn everything you need to know to put it together — walk through turned edge machine piecing, sewing the pieces, lettering techniques, and more valuable skills you can transfer to any quilt project.

What you will learn

  • Simplify and combine images into a workable quilt design

  • Use Floriani Stitch and wash stabilizer as the base for the project

  • Learn how to design your own foundation piecing pattern

  • Use an ombre fabric to make a pieced graduation

  • Walk away with insight on making silk screens and alternatives to printing

  • Includes access to course videos, the Creative Spark private community, and discussion with your instructor. Your course content does not expire.


Vicki includes TWO bonuses. 

The first is a ready-to-go outlined image of Toadstool Rock if you need something to start on. 

The second is a special module where you can submit photos and designs for private feedback on whether they are good candidates for a quilt.

Design Your Quilt: From Photo to Imagination

Travel to the National Parks as fiber artist Vicki Conley walks you through one of her most well-known quilt series. You'll learn how easy it is to design and build your own art quilt from a photograph.

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  • The Photograph to Art Quilt Ultimate Bundle

    Save 22% when you purchase both:

    • Turned Edge Machine Piecing: Donkey Art Quilt
    • Design Your Quilt: From Photo to Imagination

    Turned Edge Machine Piecing takes you through detailed steps in the construction of Vicki's Art Quilt methods from fabric choices to assembly. Design Your Quilt covers how to create your own designs from photographs, the construction, and her signature sky. 


Course Curriculum

  • Welcome

    1 Video 1 Text

  • Supplies

    1 Video 1 Download

  • Chapter 1 - Designing the Project

    6 Videos 1 Text 1 Download

  • Chapter 2 - Preparing the Pattern

    3 Videos

  • Chapter 3 - Preparing the Stabilizer

    3 Videos

  • Chapter 4 - Auditioning the Fabrics

    2 Videos

  • Chapter 5- Construction

    7 Videos

  • Chapter 6 -Fussy Piecing the Sky

    4 Videos

  • Chapter 7 – Finishing Up

    3 Videos

  • Thank You

    1 Video 1 Text

  • Mini Rock Quilt to Practice

    4 Videos