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Brave New Quilts: 12 Projects Inspired by 20th-Century Art * From Art Nouveau to Punk & Pop

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• Well-known author and blogger at Whipup.net, Kathreen Ricketson presents 12 quilts inspired by 20th century art movements—from Art Nouveau and Bauhaus to pop and punk

• Every art-inspired quilt concept is divided into 4 chapters: Use of Line, Use of Color, Use of Motif, and Use of Text. Each of these chapters contains 3 projects and is generously outlined with illustrations and 2 alternate design options.

• Includes expert information on color, fabric selection, inspiration, and mood boards

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Overview

• Well-known author and blogger at Whipup.net, Kathreen Ricketson presents 12 quilts inspired by 20th century art movements—from Art Nouveau and Bauhaus to pop and punk

• Every art-inspired quilt concept is divided into 4 chapters: Use of Line, Use of Color, Use of Motif, and Use of Text. Each of these chapters contains 3 projects and is generously outlined with illustrations and 2 alternate design options.

• Includes expert information on color, fabric selection, inspiration, and mood boards

This book is a must-have for a reader who’s inspired by modern design and loves to sew. Inside, the reader will find 12 projects derived from 20th-century art movements. To set the context, each project begins with an engaging overview of its historical period. The author then expertly guides your reader through the process of creating and personalizing an innovative quilt using 4 aesthetic elements: line, color, motif, and text. A comprehensive appendix and in-depth information on tools and finishing techniques round out this inspiring book.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Ricketson (Little Bits Quilting Bee), an Australian blogger (whipup.net) and quilt columnist, marries her interest in art to her creativity as a quilter. The result is colorful quilts of varying degrees of difficulty and derivative design. She admits an attraction to opposites in designs that reveal her “little spark of quirkiness.” In particular, she is drawn to 20th-century art and social movements, from art deco and Bauhaus to punk; she extracts the essence of each via color, text, line, and motif. Ricketson teaches design principles, such as space, color, and mood, before laying out 12 designs, each augmented with suggestions for the reader/quilter (her commonest verb is “try”). To teach use of line, she offers the quilt “Intersections.” “Weave,” its horizontal lines jabbed by a wedge of complementary lines, manifests Bauhaus ideals. Cubist concepts play in “Rhythm.” Each quilt design includes a chart detailing size of blocks and finished quilt, degree of difficulty, and techniques. Throughout, Ricketson offers tips, such as tracing fonts right off the computer screen for “Frothy Nothing,” a fabric tribute to dada. (Aug.)
From the Publisher
The late Ricketson, founder of the popular crafting website Whip Up, had a background in visual art, and she brings her interest in 20th-century art movements to quilting in this collection of patterns. Quilts inspired by modern art commonly feature bold and contemporary designs, and these interpretations are no exception. The glimpses into the author’s design process, from inspiration to choice of color to block layout, are fascinating. The majority of these projects are appropriate for adventurous beginners, while more experienced quilters will appreciate the playful attitude toward color and shape. VERDICT Ricketson’s final book serves as a lovely coda to a promising career cut far too short. Modern quilters will love the art-inspired designs, and quilters of all skill levels will savor Ricketson’s gentle guidance and encouragement.
—Library Journal; June 2013

Kathreen Ricketson, an Australian blogger (whipup.net) and quilt columnist, marries her interest in art to her creativity as a quilter. The result is colorful quilts of varying degrees of difficulty and derivative design. She admits an attraction to opposites in designs that reveal her "little spark of quirkiness." In particular, she is drawn to 20th-century art and social movements, from art deco and Bauhaus to punk; she extracts the essence of each via color, text, line, and motif. Ricketson teaches design principles, such as space, color, and mood, before laying out 12 designs, each augmented with suggestions for the reader/quilter (her commonest verb is "try"). To teach use of line, she offers the quilt "Intersections." "Weave," its horizontal lines jabbed by a wedge of complementary lines, manifests Bauhaus ideals. Cubist concepts play in "Rhythm." Each quilt design includes a chart detailing size of blocks and finished quilt, degree of difficulty, and te chniques. Throughout, Ricketson offers tips, such as tracing fonts right off the computer screen for "Frothy Nothing," a fabric tribute to dada.
—Publishers Weekly; July 1, 2013

These projects are derived from 20th century art movements: Art Nouveau, Bauhaus, pop and punk, etc. The author guides you through the process of creating and personalizing the quilt using four design elements: line, color, motif and text. In-depth information on tools and finishing techniques are also included. Quilters at any level will spark their creativity and become better quilt designers by using this new book.
—Quilter's Digest; September 2013

This book contains 12 quilts inspired by art movements from Art Nouveau and Bauhaus to pop and punk. Included is information on colour, fabric selection, inspiration, and mood boards. Each project begins with an overview of its historical period, then you are guided through the process of creating and personalizing your own innovative quilt. Note: Kathreen was on an around Australia trip with her family when she tragically drowned in May. As the founder of Whipup.net she was well known and loved in the crafting community. She will be much missed.
—Down Under Textiles Magazine; 9/19/13

Brave New Quilts from Kathreen Ricketson delves into the world of art quilting, with 12 projects highlighting the concepts of line, color, text, and motif. From Bauhaus to Mid-century Modern, the quilt concepts take you through time, offering practical tips along the way. It was Ricketson's last book before her untimely death in May 2013.
—Stitch Gifts Magazine; November 2013

Learn about 20th-century art while creating your own modern-design quilt. Well-known author and blogger Kathreen Ricketson presents 12 quilts inspired by 20th-century art movements, from Art Nouveau and Bauhaus to pop and punk. Each concept is divided into four chapters: Use of Line, Use of Color, Use of Motif, and Use of Text. Each of these chapters contains 3 projects and is generously outlined with illustrations and 2 alternate design options. Also included is expert information on color, fabric selection and inspiration. Kathreen finishes with a comprehensive appendix and in-depth information on tools and finishing techniques.
—Modern Quilts Unlimited; December 2013

September 2013 Quilter's Digest
These projects are derived from 20th century art movements: Art Nouveau, Bauhaus, pop and punk, etc. The author guides you through the process of creating and personalizing the quilt using four design elements: line, color, motif and text. In-depth information on tools and finishing techniques are also included. Quilters at any level will spark their creativity and become better quilt designers by using this new book.
9/19/13 Down Under Textiles Magazine
This book contains 12 quilts inspired by art movements from Art Nouveau and Bauhaus to pop and punk. Included is information on colour, fabric selection, inspiration, and mood boards. Each project begins with an overview of its historical period, then you are guided through the process of creating and personalizing your own innovative quilt. Note: Kathreen was on an around Australia trip with her family when she tragically drowned in May. As the founder of Whipup.net she was well known and loved in the crafting community. She will be much missed.
November 2013 Stitch Gifts
Brave New Quilts from Kathreen Ricketson delves into the world of art quilting, with 12 projects highlighting the concepts of line, color, text, and motif. From Bauhaus to Mid-century Modern, the quilt concepts take you through time, offering practical tips along the way. It was Ricketson's last book before her untimely death in May 2013.
December 2013 Modern Quilts Unlimited
Learn about 20th-century art while creating your own modern-design quilt. Well-known author and blogger Kathreen Ricketson presents 12 quilts inspired by 20th-century art movements, from Art Nouveau and Bauhaus to pop and punk. Each concept is divided into four chapters: Use of Line, Use of Color, Use of Motif, and Use of Text. Each of these chapters contains 3 projects and is generously outlined with illustrations and 2 alternate design options. Also included is expert information on color, fabric selection and inspiration. Kathreen finishes with a comprehensive appendix and in-depth information on tools and finishing techniques.
May 2014 American Quilt Retailer
Brave New Quilts by Kathreen Ricketson is a wonderful exploration for advanced quilters who are interested in design and fine art. It covers the design principles but also explores movements in fine art, abstract expressionism and mid-century modern and how they can be inspirational to modern quilt design.
Library Journal
The late Ricketson, founder of the popular crafting website Whip Up, had a background in visual art, and she brings her interest in 20th-century art movements to quilting in this collection of patterns. Quilts inspired by modern art commonly feature bold and contemporary designs, and these interpretations are no exception. The glimpses into the author's design process, from inspiration to choice of color to block layout, are fascinating. The majority of these projects are appropriate for adventurous beginners, while more experienced quilters will appreciate the playful attitude toward color and shape. VERDICT Ricketson's final book serves as a lovely coda to a promising career cut far too short. Modern quilters will love the art-inspired designs, and quilters of all skill levels will savor Ricketson's gentle guidance and encouragement.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607057192
  • Publisher: C&T Publishing / Stash Books
  • Publication date: 9/1/2013
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 775,628
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Australian Kathreen Ricketson started Whipup.net in 2006. The recipient of a visual arts degree, she’s written, edited, and designed for publications as diverse as Treehugger.com and Women’s Day Australia, along with authoring Whip Up Mini Quilts and Little Bits Quilting Bee.
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Table of Contents

Contents [Chapter Head]

Dedication
Acknowledgements
Foreword
Introduction
Design Your Own
Color
Color Wheel
Types of Color
Seasons and Emotions
History of Color
Fabric
Quilting Fabric
Scraps
Design Tools
Design Wall
Inspiration Board
Visual Journal
Electronic, Internet and Computer-Based Gadgets
Design Inspiration
How to Begin a Quilt Design
Create a Quilt Pattern from Your Concept
Create your Quilt Improv Style
Use of Line
Intersections // Russian constructivism
Weave—Bauhaus
Rhythm—Art Deco
Use of Color
Sublime Triangle—Abstract Expressionism
Clear Cut—Bauhaus
Grey Play—Bauhaus
Use of Motif
Bright Future—Art Deco
Peacock Blue—Art Nouveau
Seedpod—Midcentury Modern
Use of Text
Frothy Nothing—DADA
Break the Rules—Punk
So What—Pop Art
Your Toolbox
The Basics
More Gadgets
Finishing
Quilt Elements
Quilting
Binding
It’s Finished!
Labeling
Appendix
Standard Quilt Sizes
Metric Conversion
Resources
Quilt Blogs and Websites
General Craft Blogs
Art and Design Blogs
Books
[patterns and templates]
About the Author

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