"Don't be bamboozled, but above all, don't be boring.... in anything!".
Last week I mentioned I was going to do a series of blog posts with simple ideas to make as gifts. I started with one method of making a butterfly hoop and next week I will talk about a second method. This week I decided to mention how simple stained glass quilts make really quick and easy gifts to give.
Have you ever wanted to learn about modern quilts? Elizabeth has a great online workshop "Mod Meets Improv" to teach you. She explains a little more about her workshop and this new way of quilting...
Have you ever taken an online quilting mystery workshop? They sure can be a lot of fun as you work your way through them. I've written a couple of these and I have to say, neither is only about the mystery. Both workshops include a lot of learning as well. My most recent mystery is based on art quilting definitely written for those quilters who would like to dabble in art quilts but unsure where to start or art quilters who just want a bit of fun in designing and creating.
Bedazzled and bamboozled by color? Consider a class! Once you know the basics of color theory, color choices become so much easier...in any medium.
Perspective can be an important element of art quilting depending on your style of quilting and what you want to portray. If your work is abstract, perspective may or may not be important to a particular piece.
Love quilting but can never have time to get started? ....or finished? Elizabeth Barton has the answer!
Most people have Microsoft Office on their computer, but unless you purchased it with your computer, you may not so I decided to add a tutorial for those who haven't. You can download OpenOffice which is similar to Microsoft Office for free and it may not be quite as good, but it does just as good a job when it comes to making a quilt label... and in some cases is better for some things.
Happy to say that Elizabeth Barton, one of our teachers, has recently had several quilts purchased by the City of Atlanta for their public libraries... including an abstract quilt. Elizabeth has two abstract quilt classes one of which is Abstract Art for Quiltmakers (starts Friday) that focusses on women abstract painters. The class covers a lot of ground for there are many different kinds of abstraction
Knowing what colors or fabrics to use when making a quilt is only part (but a very important part) of the way to creating a beautiful quilt. The rest comes in the creation, stitching, quilting and embellishing. Today I want to visit the quilting side of things, one of my favorite parts of quilt making.