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Show 903 - Realistic Imagery: How Does She Do It?

Featuring: Velda Newman

Posts On: August 1, 2011


For years, contemporary quilt artist, author, and teacher Velda Newman has wowed the quilt world with her amazing, up-close renderings of flowers, fruit, and other natural subjects. In this technique-and-tip-packed show, Velda demonstrates how to paint on fabric (using an apple from her quilt, Sunkissed) and how to create a realistic, dimensional leaf with pintucks. In addition, Velda discusses how to design for scale with the aid of a photograph. If you've ever wondered how she does it, this is the show that will tell you. Don't miss it!

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Velda Newman

From Chapter One:

Velda Newman shares her spectacular quilts with us on location from Northern California.

From Chapter Two:

Velda teaches her trademark painting techniques - "It's EASY!"

From Chapter Three:

Velda teaches an innovative machine technique, which helps to bring quilts to life with line and texture.

From Chapter Four:

Velda shares where she gathers her inspiration and more details on her designing process.

After Set:

Velda talks about her love of handwork, decorating her hourse, and getting "picked" to be featured in Oprah's magazine.

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