Thursday, September 4, 2008

Art Quilt Workbook: Exercises and Techniques to Ignite Your Creativity by Jane Davila, Elin Waterston

Published 2008

Part quiltmaking workbook, part business guide, Art Quilt Workbook shows how to take quilting in a creative new direction through art--then sell the quilts at craft fairs and other venues. Lessons and homework teach the basics of good design with simple step-by-step exercises, then encourage the reader to add personal touches with fabric collage, thread painting, innovative piecing, and photo imagery. A bonus guide to exhibiting and selling quilts reveals how to join arts and crafts exhibits and how to market handmade quilts. Develop the inner artist (and the inner business tycoon) with Art Quilt Workbook!

1 comment:

Jan Zlendich - Library Journal said...

This series of lessons focusing on creativity is an ideal starting place for study groups and individual quilters wishing to explore the techniques of art quilting. Each richly illustrated lesson covers a specific aspect of the subject, e.g., color theory and photo imagery. In the course of studying the book and completing the exercises and homework assignments, readers finish a series of small art quilts and come away with a wealth of practical information. Resource lists of pertinent web sites, books, and artists to study accompany each lesson. While not for novices, this should be a popular addition to all but the smallest quilting collections.