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Quilts for the City of Atlanta

Posted by on 12 August 2019 | 0 Comments

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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

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How to Draw a Flying Geese Border in Perspective

Posted by Anita on 3 June 2019 | 0 Comments

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Amazing designs can come about when you draw in perspective and it isn't as hard as you might think. Anita Eaton teaches an online workshop for simply that, "Perspective in Quilting" and today she is offering a free short tutorial on how to draw a Flying Geese Border in perspective. If this whets your appetite for perspective creations, then wait till you see her workshop!

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Can you write letters?

Posted by on 30 May 2019 | 0 Comments

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Can you write letters? Then you are able to sketch as much as you need to make a modern quilt.... and do not worry about not being able to draw like an artist!

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Creating The Illusion of Depth

Posted by Anita on 14 May 2019 | 0 Comments

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Creating the illusion of depth by various uses of perspective is an interesting challenge when quilting. Looking at various artworks can help us learn about how to do that and how people at various times in history used perspective.

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What Do These Three Quilts Have in Common?

Posted by on 14 May 2019 | 0 Comments

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Here are three quilts I've made in the past. What do you think they all have in common - other than I made them?

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A Zentangle Block - Dolphins

Posted by on 18 April 2019 | 0 Comments

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Being Autism Awareness month, I decided to play around with the animal blocks we've created especially to represent Autism Awareness. In particular our new block for 2019, The Dolphins.

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Star Block Help

Posted by on 2 November 2018 | 0 Comments

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The Entwined Star Pattern evokes folded ribbons wrapping around each other to create the star. Light/dark and medium value fabrics carefully arranged are an important part of creating the illusion. One of my favorites is...

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A Box or Seven of Scraps

Posted by on 24 October 2018 | 0 Comments

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I asked Linda recently what she'd been up to of late and she sent me this wonderful story explaining how she created a beautiful modern log cabin quilt from her boxes of scraps. This is so inspiring that I might just need to try it myself and definitely had to share it with you.

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A Mini - Solo Quilt Show at a Prestigious Museum

Posted by on 21 September 2018 | 0 Comments

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It was while browsing through a fabric store that Marilyn Belford stumbled upon art quilting. “It was as if I were struck by lightning,” she explains. “I loved sewing and I loved painting. The art quilt combined the two. That was all I needed. Off I went exploring this new avenue.”

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My Adventure with Stained Glass Applique

Posted by Ruth on 12 September 2018 | 0 Comments

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Throughout its thousand-year history, stained glass has been known as colored glass outlined in black - usually leading - and found in windows of churches or other religious building. Stained Glass is still popular today and often referred to as art glass. 

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