It's Time for Celebrations

Posted by on 14 November 2018 | 0 Comments

It's that time of year again and we all have things to celebrate. Sometimes we forget to record those times in a tangible way. A fun way to record a special occasion is with a wall hanging. Ideas include a family gathering or reunion quilt, a door quilt for a child’s room, an anniversary quilt, a graduation quilt, a wedding quilt, and a memento quilt.

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Star Block Help

Posted by on 2 November 2018 | 0 Comments

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The Entwined Star Pattern evokes folded ribbons wrapping around each other to create the star. Light/dark and medium value fabrics carefully arranged are an important part of creating the illusion. One of my favorites is...

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A Box or Seven of Scraps

Posted by on 24 October 2018 | 0 Comments

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I asked Linda recently what she'd been up to of late and she sent me this wonderful story explaining how she created a beautiful modern log cabin quilt from her boxes of scraps. This is so inspiring that I might just need to try it myself and definitely had to share it with you.

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A Mini - Solo Quilt Show at a Prestigious Museum

Posted by on 21 September 2018 | 0 Comments

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It was while browsing through a fabric store that Marilyn Belford stumbled upon art quilting. “It was as if I were struck by lightning,” she explains. “I loved sewing and I loved painting. The art quilt combined the two. That was all I needed. Off I went exploring this new avenue.”

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The First Hour - Making the Design sketch

Posted by Elizabeth Barton on 17 September 2018 | 0 Comments

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"The Six Hour Quilt" is a funfilled online workshop where you will design, select fabrics, cut and sew a quilt top. Today I'm sharing with you an excerpt from the first hour - the design section of this workshop.

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How Would You Dress Up a Drab Quilt?

Posted by on 30 August 2018 | 0 Comments

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Have you ever made a quilt that you wish had just that bit more... it isn't doing it for you or you feel something is missing? I think every quilter has at least one quilt like that. So what do you do about it? Here's an idea that might shock you. How about adding a Ghost Image? No not an image of a ghost, but rather an impression of some object.

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Abstract Art Can Inspire and Influence Your Own Work

Posted by Elizabeth Barton on 28 August 2018 | 0 Comments

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In this the first Abstract Art class I wrote, the exploration covers the work of female abstract artists. Women were really in the lead when it came to the development of abstract art...you will learn about the many wonderful women artists that the critics of the time completely overlooked.

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Whole Cloth Modern Quilt

Posted by on 1 August 2018 | 0 Comments

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Have you ever thought of making a modern quilt like this?

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Tips for creating perspective in quilting

Posted by on 25 July 2018 | 0 Comments

Creating perspective on a flat surface (like a quilt) is a challenge for most people. There are various ways to show perspective, color, value, size, vanishing lines and other aspects.

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The influence of other cultures on art

Posted by on 4 July 2018 | 1 Comments

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Geraldine WarnerDandelion abstract artElizabeth Barton, a well-known quilt artist has a number of very interesting and productive online workshops. There is always a multitude of stunning quilts made from her students - and here is just one made by Geraldine in her workshop More Abstract Art For Quiltmakers..... what amazes me is watching the students, from their first design to their last - the results are amazing!

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