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Bernina Masterclass - Images to quilts


Shyamala Rao

Monday, 25 Jan 2021

3:30 PM




Make original quilts from travel memories based on photographs
Make original quilts from travel memories based on photographs

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Bernina Masterclass

About the Class

Learn to make original quilts from travel memories based on photographs . In this class, you will be creating an art quilt from a photo image of river Ganges as she begins her 2510 km journey from Gangotri and through the Himalayan Mountain Range . Techniques: Fusible web and Freezer paper appliqué , free-motion embroidery , thread painting , machine quilting



  1. Sewing machine with free motion quilting and zig zag stitch capability.

  2. Rotary cutter, Quilting ruler, Cutting mat.

  3. Pins, Fabric and Paper Scissors, Iron, Ironing board.

  4. Silicone / Non-stick ironing sheet.

  5. Stork scissors or similar small, sharp pair.


  1. Downloaded and printed pattern sheet

  2. Border fabric of your choice - 2.5” strips

  3. Paper backed light fusible web - 1 yard

  4. Freezer Paper and  Parchment Paper - A4 size

  5. Tight cotton or felt batting – 12”x15”

  6. Fabric for backing and binding

  7. Cardboard template of 10”x13” with a 6”x9” rectangle removed in the middle to make a window frame

  8. Cotton fabric pieces (fat-eighths) as per the colour chart:

  • water -0

  • light blue or light grey-1

  • Medium grey-2

  • Medium Green-3

  • Lighter green-4

  • Dark green-5

  • Purple-6

  • Medium green-7

  • Brown-8

  • Brownish green-9

  • Trees - dark greens with variations

About the Tutor
Make original quilts from travel memories based on photographs

Shyamala Rao’s quilting journey started 20 years ago in Kuwait where she found herself deeply involved with KTAA (Kuwait Textile and Arts Association). A multiple award-winning quilter, she has not only participated in, but also helped organize various quilt events. Her quilts have been exhibited in prestigious juried shows like IQF Houston, the Festival Of Quilts, Birmingham, International Quilt Show Dubai and IQF India Chennai, to name a few.
Shyamala, a keen blogger (, has also conducted workshops and lectures on several quilting techniques. She enjoys the quilting journey as much as reaching the destination. “A smile on the lips and quilt on the lap” is her workshop motto.

Next Steps
  1. Immediately after registering, you will get a confirmation mail on your registered email id. 

  2. You will  receive a mail with information on  other preparatory steps.

  3. You will also get a mail with link of the event. Do remember to save the event link and your registered email id.

  4. On the assigned time, please click on the link and login with your registered email id.

  5. Do remember- All timings are in India Time( GMT + 5:30).

  6. In case you registered for a session but missed it, don't worry! A recording of the session (except lectures and trunk show)  will be made available to you a few days after the session till 28th Feb 2021.

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