Where do you get your inspiration for art quilts ? Quilting artists get asked that question all the time. Most artists I know have keen powers of observation. They take in the patterns of bricks and grids in the city, the shapes and colors of the garden, and the unusual (to them) motifs and architecture...
5 Nov 2014
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It's summer here, and if you're lucky enough to live near the ocean, you can find plenty of artistic inspiration from the landscape, the wildlife, and the found objects. Felted shells embellish plain cards. Art by Deborah Wolff. Shells hold a particular fascination for many fiber and mixed-media...
When I first laid eyes on Dijanne Cevaal's "Blue Travelers' Blanket," a rich example of appliqué quilting , I fell in love with it. 'Travelers' Blanket' (detail), shows the hand appliqué work of artist Dijanne Cevaal. (Photos by Tony Summers) First, I loved...
28 Nov 2012
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When someone asks me what's the difference between contemporary art quilts and traditional quilts, one of the first things I think of is embellishment, especially beads and encrustation. Beaded embellishment is just not something you are going to see on a traditional quilt, but it does pop up in...