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Spread your wings


Jaya Parker

Monday, 25 Jan 2021

9:30 AM




Creating a realistic art quilt from textured fabric using multiple techniques.
Creating a realistic art quilt from textured fabric using multiple techniques.



About the Class

Create a realistic appearing peacock feather from fabric using innovative techniques with paint, cutting, quilting and appliqué. A butterfly and botanical element will be created using reverse appliqué. It’s the perfect project to preserve and showcase pre-loved fabrics.



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

  2. Rotary cutter, Quilting ruler, Cutting mat.

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

  4. Batting and fabric for backing & binding.

  5. Silicone / Non-stick ironing sheet.

  6. Stork scissors or similar small, sharp pair.

  7. Masking tape, Paint brushes, Palette.


  1. Background fabrics - 12'x14' neutral print, two strips in a coordinating colour 3.5''x12'' and 3.5''x18''.

  2. Greenish silk fabric ( handloom/upholstery type with ‘corded’ texture)- if you don’t have dark green. you will be taught to paint to desired shade with fabric inks or acrylic paints.

  3. Butterfly print fabric for fussy cutting.

  4. A treasured piece of Sari/Tie silk if you wish to use pre-loved silk.

  5. Silk fabrics- small pieces/scraps in parrot green, brown, turquoise and dark purple colors.

  6. Any fusible web (Misty fuse or similar) .

  7. Any fusible interfacing (P44F, microdot or similar).

  8. Glitter threads for quilting.

  9. Lumiere or fevicryl metallic paint in green ( in addition may use gold , orange etc).

  10. Batting, Backing & Binding fabric.

About the Tutor
Creating a realistic art quilt from textured fabric using multiple techniques.

Jaya Parker is originally from New Delhi and now lives in St Louis, Missouri in the US.
She learned sewing very early on with her mom and stitched most of her outfits through high school and college dreaming of becoming a ‘fashion designer’ or artist. She went to med school instead and focused on perfecting her ‘sutures’ as she trained to become an OB-GYN specialist in the late 80’s / early 90’s at Delhi University.
Life’s trajectory changed and she moved to the United States where she is now a hospitalist (a physician who treats patients admitted to the hospital).
Jaya started her amazing quilting journey in 2013 after joining the group ‘Desi Quilters’ on Facebook. She is passionate about Indian fabrics, especially sarees and silks and incorporates these into her work whenever possible. In addition, she likes to add art elements to her work.
Full time working woman, mom, wife and daughter, Jaya believes where there’s a passion, one ‘creates time’. Her award winning quilts prove that.

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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