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Vibrant Quilt Collage: A Spontaneous Approach to Fused Art Quilts

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Explore this groundbreaking book that shows quilters how to create unique and expressive quilts by going beyond conventional patchwork using improvisational collage techniques and fusing.

Author Bethan Ash, known for her rich and colorful quilt designs, shows how to use hand and machine stitching as a final embellishment to the quilted piece. Learn to instinctively cut fabric shapes without the use of rulers or templates, layer them on a prepared background, and attach them with...

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Overview

Explore this groundbreaking book that shows quilters how to create unique and expressive quilts by going beyond conventional patchwork using improvisational collage techniques and fusing.

Author Bethan Ash, known for her rich and colorful quilt designs, shows how to use hand and machine stitching as a final embellishment to the quilted piece. Learn to instinctively cut fabric shapes without the use of rulers or templates, layer them on a prepared background, and attach them with fusible web. Once the fabrics are secured by fusing, you're free to use more or less stitching as a final embellishment.

In clear, easy-to-follow text, discover invaluable information on methods, materials, techniques, and composition. Illustrated with many of Bethan's quilts and additional examples of state-of-the-art fused quilts from around the world, this book is a visual feast of color and pattern. Artistic influences are evident throughout, from Matisse's bright paper cutouts to pop art and mid-century design.

Vibrant Quilt Collage will help you expand the boundaries of art quilting through imagination, inspiration, and fusion.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596688605
  • Publisher: Interweave Press
  • Publication date: 10/9/2012
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 520,517
  • Product dimensions: 10.60 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Bethan Ash is a professional quiltmaker and teacher with a background in fashion design. She has exhibited her work widely, and it appears in museum collections in the United Kingdom and United States, including New York's Museum of Arts and Design. She is a member of the international Quilt Art group. She lives in Cardiff, Wales.

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Table of Contents


Introduction
About This Book
1.Before We Begin
2.Inspiration and Intuition
3.Color, Composition, and Surface Effects
4.Design and Creative Play
5.Disregarding the Rules
Index
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