How to Draw a Flying Geese Border in Perspective

Posted by Anita on 3 June 2019 | 0 Comments

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Amazing designs can come about when you draw in perspective and it isn't as hard as you might think. Anita Eaton teaches an online workshop for simply that, "Perspective in Quilting" and today she is offering a free short tutorial on how to draw a Flying Geese Border in perspective. If this whets your appetite for perspective creations, then wait till you see her workshop!

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Portraits or Pets?

Posted by on 2 June 2019 | 0 Comments

How exciting to see some of the students that have taken "Pets with Personality" class with Marilyn Lee using the technique taught in the class to create amazing portrait quilts! One student McCrae created this beautiful portrait of her granddaughter. Look at the wonderful array of colors she has used in this exceptional piece.

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Can you write letters?

Posted by on 30 May 2019 | 0 Comments

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Can you write letters? Then you are able to sketch as much as you need to make a modern quilt.... and do not worry about not being able to draw like an artist!

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My Zentangle Journey is Complete

Posted by on 27 May 2019 | 0 Comments

If you've been following along my Zentangle journey, you'll know I've been working on my dolphins over the last month or so. This has certainly a learning experience and I couldn't have come all this way without Lee's expert advice. Lee's workshops are great but there is nothing like having personalized questions and answers as you work along which is the beauty of our Discussion Forums within the workshops.

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Questions Answered about Zentangle

Posted by on 21 May 2019 | 0 Comments

Yes, I'm continuing to work on my Zentangle dolphin. As you may remember, I had several questions I needed answered so I jumped back into Lee's workshop to ask her expert advice... I had so much fun doing that and was amazed at how much I gained from asking a few simple questions in the forum. Lee answered questions I didn't know I asked because she opened my eyes up to expand my thoughts, what an experience! ... and to think we are miles apart but it was almost like she was right next to me guiding me along.

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Creating The Illusion of Depth

Posted by Anita on 14 May 2019 | 0 Comments

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Creating the illusion of depth by various uses of perspective is an interesting challenge when quilting. Looking at various artworks can help us learn about how to do that and how people at various times in history used perspective.

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What Do These Three Quilts Have in Common?

Posted by on 14 May 2019 | 0 Comments

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Here are three quilts I've made in the past. What do you think they all have in common - other than I made them?

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Creating Designs Based on Abstract Art

Posted by on 7 May 2019 | 0 Comments

Elizabeth has written classes about how to be inspired by and create designs based on abstract art. You can take one class or both...in any order...they are quite different....so the one that starts this Friday "More Abstract Art for Quiltmakers" focusses on some of the best known and most influential abstract artists.

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My Zentangle Dophins continued

Posted by on 7 May 2019 | 0 Comments

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I couldn't wait to continue on with my Zentangle Design. To refresh your memory, here is where I'm up to. I ended after adding "Beadline". Check back to last week for full details of each stitch: My Zentangle Dolphins part 1.

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Flowers for Mum

Posted by on 30 April 2019 | 1 Comments

It's such a beautiful autumn day that I couldn't help but sit outside on the deck and enjoy the weather. I think my flower block quilt is quite fitting with the pretty colors of roses and geraniums flowering in the background. With a nip in the air, it's great to have a quilt on hand just in case I need to wrap it around my legs as I begin knitting a new cardie for my granddaughter.

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