Art Quilt Design: Strategies for Success with Carol Taylor

Learn how to work with textured fabrics of all kinds to create wall hangings—while balancing color, size, and value to make your design flow smoothly from light to dark, as in so many of Carol’s award-winning quilts. Fused assembly makes the process fast and easy and gives you hands-on practice at placing your values in the proper order. After a quick introduction, Carol teaches her technique via a small sample “Arc-i-texture” project. Learn the secrets of couching to enhance your piece, and discover how to create Carol’s trademark “perfect” concentric couched circles. Delve even deeper into the design process with a close look at how to incorporate value. And finally, learn Carol’s finishing technique using facings rather than bindings, plus a creative approach to sleeves. Carol’s simple techniques yield striking results.

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Helen Gregory

About Helen Gregory

Helen Gregory is the managing editor for Quilting Arts Magazine and Cloth Paper Scissors. She has been quilting for years; however, her very first quilt, a hand-pieced Grandmother's Flower Garden design, is still not finished! Since joining the QA/CPS team, Helen's stash has grown to include many mixed-media items. Basically, Helen has crossed over and sees artful possibilities in, well, everything. Having worked for years in the quilting industry, both as an editor and in marketing, she is absolutely thrilled to be part of the QA team. Like everyone on the QA/CPS staff, she wears many hats, and was recently mistaken for Pokey's personal assistant during the taping of QA TV Season 4.

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