What Inspires You?

Posted by Elizabeth on 2 February 2016 | 1 Comments


I hope to inspire you with the many different ways you can travel from inspiration to fulfillment.  My journey sometimes starts with a place I have visited, a memory of a building (and then a hunt to find an image), a few words or a pile of coloured fabrics.  I remember one time searching through 30 years of slides to find one particular photograph from a trip to Whitby, a fishing village in Yorkshire.  That search led to three great quilts.

... Elizabeth Barton

Theredgate from slide - quilt by Elizabeth Barton

Westcliff steps - quilt by Elizabeth Barton

Winter's edge - quilt by Elizabeth Barton

Elizabeth hopes to inspire you in her class "Inspired to Design" as she inspired the students whose work you can see in the video below.

Previous students made these in Inspired to Design

Previous students made these in Inspired to Design

Posted by Academy Of Quilting on Monday, February 1, 2016


About Inspired to Design: Learn how to develop designs for art quilts based on your photographs. Your inspiration can be flowers, landscapes, cityscapes, patterns in nature, engines – anything! How do you go from a visual or aural idea to a finished design? Elizabeth will show you how to develop your drawings and how to use the shape, line, color and value to bring them to life. You will create designs that are abstract, impressionistic and realistic, and then choose one to make in fabric. Read more....


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  • That is so lovely! :)
    Greetings from Finland!
    Hugs, Ulla

    Posted by Ulla's Quilt World, 10/02/2016 7:13am (5 years ago)

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