Quilt art can come in many forms. From wall hangings and landscape quilts to paper quilts and fiber art that fits in the palm of your hand, quilters' art options are unlimited.
In this free eBook, 5 Free Articles for Creative Quilting: Exploring Quilt Art through Artist Trading Cards, Inchies, Landscape Quilts, and More, we've pulled together five ways for you to explore quilt art and expand your creativity.
In the contemporary quilting world, one of the most popular forms of quilt art is the 2.5" x 3.5" mini works of art known as Artist Trading Cards (ATCs). Janet Ghio helped popularize these cards in "I'll Trade Ya!" These cards can be simple or complex, used to showcase your expertise, or practice a new technique. No matter how you use them, making these super mini quilts is addictive.
Similarly, inchies, the tiniest form of quilt art, are popular for swaps, trades-and just for fun. Inchies can stand alone, be made into useful quilted accessories like key fobs and zipper pulls, or assembled into a larger piece of quilt art or several mixed-media quilts. Normajean Brevik shows you how to make them in "Art by the Inchie."
|Inchies by Normajean Brevik.|
Landscapes and nature often provide inspiration for art quilts. In "Expand Your Horizons: Landscape Techniques," Joyce R. Becker shows how to create a small art quilt using hand-dyed and commercial landscape fabrics as a base. Joyce shows how to select fabrics, audition elements, and construct the quilt with invisible thread and free-motion embroidery so that it comes together, and comes to life, in no time.
|Lifelike leaf by Kirsten Chursinoff.|
Kirsten Chursinoff takes a different approach to art quilting. Working from memories and gathered leaves, she shows how to design and construct a fall-themed wall hanging in "Autumn Jewels: Capture the Season in Your Art Quilt." Using thread, water-soluble material, and embroidery floss, you will learn to construct leaves with texture and variation.
Finally, in "Tea & Entomology," Judy Coates Perez starts with a tea bag and ends up with a 12" x 12" stitched paper quilt wall hanging with wildlife motifs. Her mixed-media approach to quilting art includes the use of collage, paint, and ink.
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