Quilts have long been associated with special moments and memories--even the nontraditional, custom quilts made by art quilters. At Quilting Arts, we're known for our innovative approach to quilting, so of course we wanted to think of how we could enliven the concept of a memory quilt and let you in on the creative fun.
In this free eBook, Making Memory Quilts And Personalized Quilts: 5 memory quilt ideas from Quilting Arts, we've assembled some of our favorite articles from past issues of Quilting Arts Magazine that incorporate personal images, writings, and mementos in artful and unusual ways.
First, Margaret Applin takes a playful approach to personalized quilts by using fabric collage to create vibrant, colorful journal quilts. Next Wen Redmond shows how to create holographic effects with depth by layering your personal images on fabric in an interesting and purposeful fashion.
If you are a budding art quilter wanting to create a small memory quilt and have a stash of buttons, bits of lace, jewelry parts, or old photos laying around, be sure to read Judy Murrah's directions for creating small memory narratives to cherish for years to come.
Alisa Burke, formally trained as a painter, takes her fine art skills to the sewing machine to create thread-sketched and graffiti-style canvas books that are perfect for adapting to a personalized quilt full of family photos.
Lastly, if you're interested in blending mixed media with stitch to make a memory quilt, you'll definitely want to check out Patricia Gaignat's stitched layers with canvas, gesso, and fabric!
So, grab your photos, collage supplies, and sewing machine, download your free copy of Making Memory Quilts And Personalized Quilts: 5 memory quilt ideas from Quilting Arts, and discover how to make a quilt with your cherished memories.
P.S. Do you know other artists who enjoy making memory quilts? Forward this link to them so they can download their own free copy of Making Memory Quilts And Personalized Quilts: 5 memory quilt ideas from Quilting Arts today!