Quilted Memories: Journaling, Scrapbooking and Creating Keepsakes with Fabric

Quilted Memories: Journaling, Scrapbooking and Creating Keepsakes with Fabric

by Lesley Riley
     
 

Scrapbooking and quilting are each two-billion-dollar industries.
Combine the two crafts and you've got a collection that will fly off the shelves.

A scrapbook gets put away; a quilt goes on display--perhaps framed and hung on the wall, or draped over the couch, placed right where everyone can see it. These 24 original quilts incorporate the same

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Scrapbooking and quilting are each two-billion-dollar industries.
Combine the two crafts and you've got a collection that will fly off the shelves.

A scrapbook gets put away; a quilt goes on display--perhaps framed and hung on the wall, or draped over the couch, placed right where everyone can see it. These 24 original quilts incorporate the same treasured photos and memorabilia that normally go into a scrapbook, but in a unique and unusual format. And they're fun to make too, thanks to the many innovative techniques that are both easy for a beginner to master and excitingly new to the experienced quilter. Direct print favorite pictures on fabric with an inkjet printer. Arrange images on the quilt to tell a story. Tea-dye material to make it will look antique, creating a perfect background for those vintage photos. Extensive opening sections on art and design basics provide a plethora of invaluable tips, from how to mix and match colors to how to use pattern and texture. (There's even a list of the 10 most common composition mistakes.) Quilters, collage artists, scrapbookers, and those who work with mixed media and assemblage will be thrilled at the abundance of breathtaking ideas on these pages.

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Library Journal
Quilting and scrapbooking merge in this idea book for anyone wishing to capture his or her memories or thoughts in fabric. Riley, who has six children and a life in business unrelated to her art, coaches the reluctant artist and speaks from experience when she discusses how to fit art into even the busiest lives. She starts by outlining the principles of design and color, then encourages the reader to embark on a visual journal and complete a variety of mind-expanding exercises. Among the topics covered are fabric collecting, photo transferring, overdyeing, painting, stamping and stenciling, storytelling, and alternative techniques for changing the color and texture of fabric and for finishing quilts. She includes 24 illustrative scrapbook quilt projects with information on the materials and methods used to create each, plus color photos of the finished pieces. Recommended for public libraries, especially where there is interest in quilting and scrapbooking. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781402714849
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
05/01/2005
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.78(w) x 10.26(h) x 0.61(d)

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