How an Artist Captures Nature's Beauty in Fabric

The natural scenery in National Parks makes for an unmatched source of inspiration. Grassy hilltops, cascading waterfalls, towering trees, mountains that cut the horizon, and more from fiber artist Vicki Conley's travels inspire her work and play a role in her artistic process. 

Follow along as Vicki shares family stories and a brief history of the National Park system. Learn about different park locations and their natural characteristics, and how they are translated into art quilts. Get an inside look into Vicki’s National Park poster series, focusing on her real-life travel experiences that inspired her designs. Gradients, color choice, photographs, and park signs are elements Vicki breaks down in piecing together her projects.

What you will learn in this lecture:

  • A brief history of the National Parks

  • Explore Vicki’s National Parks quilt poster series

  • Learn how Vicki uses existing work to inspire a new project

  • Use inspiration from your own life to design art quilts

  • Piece together your own art quilts using tips on color gradient, color palette, natural elements, and more

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

Inspired by the Parks: Capturing Nature in Art Quilts

Explore National Parks as Vicki shares a thought-provoking narrative on stitching inspiration from nature into quilts. An inside look at the renowned fiber artist’s process, with special attention to her National Park poster series.