The reality quilt class!

Posted by on 13 February 2018 | 0 Comments

Three unsuspecting friends got together with Elizabeth to learn how to make a small art quilt - in six hours! The class with multiple short videos shows how you can make a quilt without stressing out, without agony, without buying anything extra. It also covers basic planning and studio practice ideas that you'll be able to use over and over in other pieces e.g. quick design methods, easy ways to make good color choices, simplifying cutting and constructing, a simple facing method that you'll love to use over and over.

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Improve Your Modern Quilt

Posted by Elizabeth on 29 January 2018 | 0 Comments

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strength of quiet windowsa by Elizabeth BartonMod Meets Improv (my online workshop) shows you how to cut and sew a modern quilt top, either in a traditional way with precise measuring or in a much more relaxed improvisational way. I give you lots of ideas for designs...and show you how to make more for yourself.

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Developing Applique Techniques for more than 37 years

Posted by Ruth on 28 January 2018 | 0 Comments

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Morning Glory block applique and embroidered by Ruth BlanchetThis year my goal is to do more quilting... a lot more quilting. As always, I have lots of quilt ideas floating around in my head, most of them involve applique... and I know I need to get them out. I've already made a start by creating my new Morning Glory block. Originally designed for my BOM Spring Life program, I rearranged it to create a whole new design and of course, I now have this available on my website: Morning Glory design

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The Six Hour Quilt

Posted by on 21 January 2018 | 0 Comments

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It is always wonderful starting a new workshop with Elizabeth Barton and for 2018 she has a new one published, The Six Hour Quilt. A little different than her previous workshops, but just as much fun. This is a good basic class but also fun for students of any level!

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My Grandma's Scraps

Posted by Marilyn on 18 January 2018 | 0 Comments

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When I was a very young child (6-7) my Grandma who was born in 1910 took me up very narrow stairs to a little loft that was part of her very small little house. The loft was closed off in the winter (reminds me of my Billy Creek house) because it just was so cold up there that any water in a bucket would freeze.

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Understanding Various Aspects in Perspective

Posted by on 18 January 2018 | 0 Comments

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Various aspects of perspective can be used in art quilts. Understanding them can add depth and dimension to your quilts whether they are abstract or realistic. Knowledge of perspective can allow a designer to bend it to her will creating new ways of looking at ordinary objects or increasing a sense of realism in a landscape or an architectural scene.

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Many People Don't Understand Abstract Art, do you?

Posted by Elizabeth Barton on 2 January 2018 | 0 Comments

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So many people have told me that they don't understand abstract art.More abstract art onthelatch

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Unique Projects by Rose Hughes

Posted by on 9 December 2017 | 0 Comments

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Today I wanted to show you some of the beautiful projects Rose Hughes has been creating. There are more too! These are just a few of my favorites. 

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Quick, Easy Quilt Pattern

Posted by Ruth on 21 November 2017 | 0 Comments

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Quick easy quilts make beautiful gifts. I revamped this quilt pattern after Sue sent me a photo of her newly quilted Stepping Stones quilt. This one she calls "Kitty Love".

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Ever Thought of Fussy Cutting a Block Center?

Posted by on 31 October 2017 | 0 Comments

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Anita Eaton’s “Entwined Star” pattern is a variation on a “Twin Star” although Anita says that she actually started the star by experimenting with variations of nine patch stars rather than beginning with the “Twin Star”. Drawing a nine patch blocks on graph paper she arranged and rearranged line and color values until she came up with the “Entwined Star” variations. She says that she enjoys that method along with using EQ to do her designs.

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