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Paperback The Quilting Arts Book: Techniques and Inspiration for Creating One-Of-A-Kind Quilts Book

ISBN: 1596680997

ISBN13: 9781596680999

The Quilting Arts Book: Techniques and Inspiration for Creating One-Of-A-Kind Quilts

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Beginners and seasoned crafters alike will find inspiration and instruction in this definitive quilting resource that combines foundational techniques for quilting and fiber art with tips and tricks... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Quilting Arts Book: Techniques and Inspiration for Creating One of a Kind Quilts

This book has many brilliant techniques to learn. I can't put it down. I have a list of supplies to purchase so I can get started. I can't wait! Awesome!

Great book for quilter and artists

This book contains a selection of the most interesting projects from the past and newly issues of Quilting Arts Magazine. 26 famous art quilters and fiber artists share with us their ways and techniques of creating small and large pieces of art - from a textile sketchbook through surface design, fabric collage and mixed media up to embellishment, free motion embroidery and painting quilts. There is a lot of helpful hints and colourful photos of works and their details which illustrate inspirations as well as the methods used. Many thanks to Patricia Bolton - the Editor-in-Chef of Quilting Art Magazine - for this possibility to learn a lot and admire from all occasionally readers her magazine!

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This is an outstanding book with instructions and samples of various techniques for art quilting. An excellent reference for someone with some working knowledge of art quilting but I would not say that it is for beginners as some of the techniques and materials require some experience to be successful. The nice thing is the techniques go far beyond the basics and include new materials not generally found in this type of book. Well done with gorgeous color photos.

Finally - some inspiration!

I have been a quilter for many years now, and last year fell into a creative funk. Unable to think of any new and creative ideas for quilts I began to dread walking into my studio, because I knew that I would only find disappointment and "quilter's block" there. Then for my Birthday my husband gave me this book, The Quilting Arts Book, and said that he hoped I would become inspired by what I found there. Doubtful, I began to read the book and to my surprise I began to feel the old tingle of creative excitement return. This book has inspired me to try new things with my art. For the first time I actually am inspired to create art out of recycled materials - the project which Patricia recommends is amazing and I am currently in the process of a year long journey to create a recycled masterpiece. With beautiful illustrations and pictures, along with detailed suggestions and explanations, Patricia Bolton has truly inspired my work. In addition to the great tips, Ms. Bolton inserts tidbits of her own life, thus creating an enjoyable and humorous read. This is honestly the best collection of projects that I have seen in many years.

An Awesome Art Quilting Book!

I am relatively new to art quilting. I started working with fabric seriously for about a year now. I have been a mixed media artist for several years. I have gone over to the "other side" now. I spend more time on my sewing machine and beading. I don't do half as much with paper than I used to. I don't use glue as much either. I even sew paper together now! I have been a subscriber to Quilting Arts for the past year or so. I have been a subscriber to Cloth Paper Scissors since its first issue. I cannot tell you how true the other reviews are since I do not have all the QA magazine issues. I can tell you that I really like this book. I cannot do traditional quilting and make up a lot of the stuff I do with fabric as I go along. This book gives me a lot of ideas for future projects. The pictures in this book are fantastic. They are very detailed. I hate art books that do black and white pictures. There are a lot of ideas that you can glean from this book. I like how Linda and Laura Kemshall turn something real into an art quilt. I have seen a lot of articles and blog entries about how some artists keep sketches of what they are going to do and then create a quilt or art piece from that. I don't do that much. My vision does not transfer well onto paper unless it is my finished project. It does not mean that I don't enjoy seeing how the sketch looks as a finished quilt. I love Melanie Testa's playful bear in her quilt. There are plenty of techniques to try in this book. I was happily surprised to see composition being addressed in this book. I am big on composition. Art quilting is a great vehicle for me. I can work with more natural/recycled elements and not think so much about the focal points. Color, texture, and shapes are my focal images in fabric art. I can work more abstractly. A lot of the same design principles for paper collage apply in art quilting. You can do a lot of the same things on fabric as your foundation that you do on paper. Think of sewing with a machine or needle and thread as your glue. Someone remarked about how this book was just for beginners. I think that people who are not traditional quilters but are interested in fabric art/art quilting can get a lot out of this book. There is one section on different ways to assemble an art quilt. There is one section that I really like on Free Motion quilting. There is a three page spread on different free motion techniques to try. I have a felting machine. Beryl Taylor's article on quilting and needlefelting gave me some ideas for a future quilting project.I have Shiva metallic paintstiks but have not used them a lot. This book gave me some ideas to start using them. Some of the techniques in this book are rather foreign to me but they are interesting. I am not sure that I would ever use them but they were very ineresting to look at. The pictures were fab. I will definitely have to try the discharging technique with bleach. Could make for some fantastic
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