Quilt Blocking in Picassiette with Rachel Sager

Exploring The Relationship Between Patterns

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Quilting and Mosaics are kindred arts. Pieces of things, organized in a particular way. One soft, the other hard...but both tap into the same parts of the brain. Join Rachel Sager as she leads you farther down the path of picassiette to build a quilt block pattern.

Using real fabric as inspiration to build patterns from patterns, Rachel joins two beloved arts into one fantastic exploration.

From the thrills of plate hunting to methodical and thoughtful break down sessions, Rachel leaves nothing out as she shares the steps it takes to go from the raw material of a plate to lines of andamento.

In this course you will learn:
What makes a “good” plate
Looking for patterns in plates
How to easily break them, no hammer needed
How to cut them down into small, medium, and large sizes
How to create small sections on mesh using mortar
How to connect a quilt pattern to your mosaic pattern
How create lines of andamento in small sections

This course will help you make connections between quilting and mosaic and you will end with a finished project that symbolizes the best of both arts.

Learn in bite sized sections. The secret weapon of this course is how Rachel has built eleven tiny projects into the bigger composition. With each finished strip of picassiette andamento, you will learn specific techniques that make you a better mosaicist, all while building a quilt block composition.

This course is a perfect gateway for beginners who may not be ready to invest in expensive materials like smalti or marble. But it is full of hidden gems that even a seasoned mosaicist (or quilter!) can be challenged by.

Learn to think like a quilter and like a mosaicist. The possibilities that lie beyond the building blocks of this online course are endless.

Included in this course is a PDF for download of the suggested tools, materials, and resources.

Your Instructor

Rachel Sager
Rachel Sager

-- Rachel Sager: Artist. Teacher. Speaker. Writer. Rachel works on the cutting edge of the contemporary mosaic fine art movement—her innovative work has been represented in cities throughout the US and internationally, and has been awarded multiple bests of show in juried exhibitions. Her Marcellus Shale Series stands as a true Pittsburgh success story, and her work is collected with passion by private clients and corporations all over the world. Rachel’s commitment to the classical language of mosaic paired with her intuitive andamento style has shaped a strong voice in the mosaic world. She brings these classical techniques home to the “here and now” of the present American mosaic movement. Rachel proudly hails from the foothills of Appalachia and passionately preserves her storytelling, hillbilly roots as she weaves the colorful tales of family, nature, self-reliance, humor, and the legacy of coal through the lens of mosaic. Whether she is digging into the earth of her native Pennsylvania or traveling the world as a teacher and speaker, her mission to “build the line” in mosaic continues to inspire new generations of mosaicists. http://www.rachelsagermosaics.com

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