Start your journey of making landscape art quilts with artist and quilter Gerald Schwab. In this technique class, you will use a photograph as your starting point to creating your own one-of-a kind art quilt. Gerald will guide you through the process from beginning to end, including how to audition fabrics, sew the pieces, quilt the layers, and so much more.
This class is for the adventurous quilter of all skill levels and for anyone who wants to experience color and fabric in a new way. It is a wonderful continuation of the Color Confidence class that Gerald will teach on Thursday.
Gerald graduated from the Columbus College of Art and Design with a BFA with a focus on painting, drawing, and a little printmaking. He took up knitting in 2002 and quickly acquired a huge fabric stash. His sister introduced him to quilting in 2012 and he now has an equally large fabric stash.
Gerald is known for his exciting and unexpected color combinations and uses them in all of his quilts. Making landscape quilts was a natural progression for Gerald, as they grew out of his love of collage art. Besides “stepping outside the box”’ in regards to color, Gerald also believes that in art quilts, a quarter inch seam allowance is really just a suggestion. In his classes, he supports and encourages his students to apply what they’ve learned through lots of practice.
Gerald recently retired after 30+ years of working in training and development for the Columbus Metropolitan Library. He now has even more time to sew and create beautiful projects.