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Arts Toolkit: Visual Arts Video Clips

Quilts: Juanita Yeager



Juanita Yeager demonstrates the process she uses to create patterns and select fabrics for her original quilts. She also discusses how some classes she took after becoming interested in quilting helped her to develop her own techniques and visual interest in the medium. She approaches her work very much as a painter would approach a canvas, she says, looking at nature for an initial design. She also says that her quilts help her to express herself.

Suggested Uses:

  • Pair with a profile of a painter to explore why Yeager says she approaches her work very much like a painting. Segment possibilities include “Painting: Robert Tharsing” and “Expressionism: Landscape” on the Spectrum of Art DVD.
  • Pair with the “Recycled Threads” segment from Visual Arts and Culture and discuss the purposes of art. Compare and contrast the techniques and methods the two artists use in their approach to the same medium.
  • Use in conjunction with an art activity from the “Making Art” section of the binder that uses the same medium (quilting) or is based on the ideas and approaches of Juanita Yeager.
  • Use as part of a “careers in the arts” unit or as an introductory activity before an artist-in-residence visits your classroom.


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