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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An Excerpt From The First Hour

Posted by Elizabeth on 27 June 2018 | 0 Comments

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The Six Hour Quilt is a fun easy online workshop... but at the same time, it introduces the student to processes that can be used for any level of quilt making.Elizabeth Barton The Six Hour Quilt

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A Machine Quilting Unlimited Feature

Posted by on 6 May 2018 | 0 Comments

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Have you seen the May/June Machine Quilting Unlimited magazine?

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Parallels Between Painting and Quilts

Posted by on 24 February 2018 | 0 Comments

Quiltmakers who are moving forward with their work often study art - there is so much to be learned. Think of all the parallels between painting and quilts.

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The reality quilt class!

Posted by on 13 February 2018 | 0 Comments

Three unsuspecting friends got together with Elizabeth to learn how to make a small art quilt - in six hours! The class with multiple short videos shows how you can make a quilt without stressing out, without agony, without buying anything extra. It also covers basic planning and studio practice ideas that you'll be able to use over and over in other pieces e.g. quick design methods, easy ways to make good color choices, simplifying cutting and constructing, a simple facing method that you'll love to use over and over.

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