The Complete Photo Guide to Art Quilting

The Complete Photo Guide to Art Quilting by Susan Stein

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Format: Trade Paperback , 224 Pages
ISBN: 9781589236899
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This comprehensive how-to book explores all the concepts and techniques involved in creating art quilts, including composition and design; making whole-cloth, pieced, and appliquéd art quilts; fabric manipulation and surface design; quilting/stitching; embellishing; and working in a series. Readers will find easy access to information with step-by-step directions and hundreds of full-color photos for clear understanding. Easy projects provide opportunities for the reader to try the techniques, and galleries of art quilts by various fabric artists offer beautiful examples and enticing inspiration.

Susan Stein owned a successful quilt and fiber arts shop in St. Paul, Minnesota called Colorful Quilts and Textiles. She stocked all the cutting edge products for quilters and fabric artists who love to go beyond basics into fabric painting, dyeing, fabric manipulation, and other fiber arts. In 2003, Susan was voted Minnesota Quilter of the Year. She is the author of Fabric Art Workshop, The Complete Photo Guide to Textile Art, and The Complete Photo Guide to Art Quilting published by CPi. She has also written two other quilting books and has researched and contributed to numerous Creative Publishing international titles. Susan is now retired, but still quilting and exploring fabric arts for fun!
Format: Trade Paperback , 224 Pages
ISBN: 9781589236899
Illustrations: 600
Size: 8.25 in x 10.8125 in / 210 mm x 275 mm
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What is an Art Quilt?

GETTING STARTED

Setting Up a Work Space

Choosing a Format

Auditioning Techniques

Selecting Fabric

Using a Sketchbook

Working in a Series

DESIGN ELEMENTS

Lines

Value

Color

Texture

Balance

Unity

CREATING THE ART QUILT TOP

Options

Lines

Landscapes

Texture

Layers

Text

People and Faces

Flowers

Leaves and Trees

Split Blocks

FIVE PROJECTS

Waves of Texture

Lining Up

Lines and Leaves

Layers of Letters

Fence and Lattice

FINISHING THE ART QUILT

Substrates

Machine Quilting

Adding Shading and Details

Hand-Stitching

Embellishing the Finished Quilt

Binding and Other Edge Finishes

Display Considerations

GALLERY

Resources

About the Author

Index

"The Complete Photo Guide to Art Quilting by Susan Stein is a great reference for anyone interested in Art Quilting. It contains over 500 photos that showcase different techniques, and design principles to help inspire and build your skills in this area. It includes helpful chapters on Getting Started, and setting up you work space; Design Elements such as value, colour, and texture; Creating the Art Quilt Top; and Finishing the Art Quilt. It also includes 5 beginner projects to get you started, and a Gallery of inspiring pieces." - Lisa and Sara Cox
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