Features an essential too for quilters and stitched textile artists who want to break away from traditional designs and develop their own creativity. The author's Design Classes and worksheets help to increase confidence through practical exercises, and the book contains over 200 stunning quilts, including examples from the best quilt artists.
Award-winning quilt artist Sandra Meech is an experienced teacher and lecturer who works with quilting, embroidery and textile groups in the UK and around the world. The hardback edition of her book Contemporary Quilts (ISBN 07134 88565) was a tremendous success. She is from Canada, and much of her own work is inspired by the Arctic landscape. She is a member of Quilt Art, an international group of contemporary quilt artists, and exhibits widely in the UK, Europe and North America, and many of her quilts are in private collections. She lives in Binfield, Berkshire.
Today's quilters are looking to quilt outside the box, using their craft as part of multimedia designs and examining their work with the eyes of an artist. An award-winning quilt artist, teacher, and lecturer, Meech has designed this workbook for quilters on all levels who wish to expand their design skills. With the aid of more than 200 full-color illustrations, she covers sources of inspiration, collecting design ideas in notebooks and journals, and taking good photographs. Then she moves to putting ideas on paper with drawing, painting, collage, and fabric dyeing. Chapters on color design and stitching round out this inspiring tutorial. Interspersed throughout are mini classes on topics like creating a sketchbook or looking through a window to isolate an area of design interest. Highly recommended for academic and large public libraries. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.