Inspired to Quilt: Creative Experiments in Art Quilt Imagery

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The art quilt design process is thoroughly explored in this guide through journaling, technique experiments, and creating small projects using a variety of mixed medias, fiber arts, and surface designs. With the goal of creating imagery and motifs that become the focal point of a quilt, practical exercises and creative hands-on activities direct quilters from concept to finished product while developing a unique voice. Topics include such tasks as fabric manipulation, stamping, resists, layering, fabric painting,...

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Overview

The art quilt design process is thoroughly explored in this guide through journaling, technique experiments, and creating small projects using a variety of mixed medias, fiber arts, and surface designs. With the goal of creating imagery and motifs that become the focal point of a quilt, practical exercises and creative hands-on activities direct quilters from concept to finished product while developing a unique voice. Topics include such tasks as fabric manipulation, stamping, resists, layering, fabric painting, dyeing, stitching, applique, collage, machine embroidery, and beading. Insider tips and tricks for making the most of time and resources are sprinkled throughout, including the incorporation of finishing touches, special bindings, and creative fixes.

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"The Bottom Line: Inspired To Quilt is a gorgeous book to look at and is a definite inspiration to quilters and anyone interested in creating their own textiles." - StacySews.com

"Instructions on how to use quilting and embellishment to highlight elements of your design; several small projects and a gallery fill the last section of this book. Inspiring!" - Fiber Art News

"I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to explore a new and unique way to create imagery on cloth while expanding his or her library of surface design techniques." - Sue Bleiweiss, former editor, Fibre & Stitch

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The Bottom Line: Inspired to Quilt is a gorgeous book to look at and is a definite inspiration to quilters and anyone interested in creating their own textiles.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596680968
  • Publisher: Interweave Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/1/2009
  • Pages: 136
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Melanie Testa is an accomplished textile and quilt artist. She exhibits her fiber art at various galleries and quilt shows around the country and currently teaches fiber arts at a community college. Her articles have appeared in Quilting Arts Magazine and the Studio Art Quilt Associates Journal. She lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.

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